Why study with us?
- Penang Medical College (PMC)is wholly-owned by the Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland (RCSI) and University College Dublin (UCD), ywo of Ireland's oldest, most prestigious universities offering globally recognised programmes in medicine and health, bringing world-class Irish education to this region
- PMC's undergraduate Irish Medical Degrees programme allows students to spend 2.5 years of pre-clinical in state-of-the-art facilities in Dublin followed by exceptional clinical training in Penang. Graduates are awarded the highly sought-after medical degrees of the National University of Ireland, renowned internationally as a hallmark of quality and excellence. Graduates of PMC are eligible to apply for housemanship in Ireland while Malaysian graduates are also guaranteed houseman positions in Malaysia.
- Dublin is one of Europe's safest and friendliest city while Penang is home to some of the best teaching hospitals in Malaysia ensuring the highest possible standard of clinical training
- Graduates of PMC join a valuable global network of alumni which extends into every healthcare system in every country across the globe
A GLOBAL QUALIFICATION
Penang Medical College graduates are awarded medical degrees of the National University of Ireland (NUI) and Licentiates of Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland (RCSI) and Royal College of Physicians of Ireland (RCPI).
PMC graduates receive exactly the same qualification as graduates who complete the full medical programme in Ireland. A PMC medical degree is a globally recognised and highly coveted international mark of quality and excellence.
AN INTERNATIONALLY RECOGNISED PROGRAMMES
As constituent institutes of the National University of Ireland (NUI), all degrees are conferred by the NUI:
MB BCH BAO Irish Medical Degrees from the National University of Ireland (5 or 6 Years)
RCSI MSC in Health Research (2 years, part-time)
UCD MSC in Public Health (1 year, full-time)
DUBLIN – A CITY OF EDUCATION, WARMTH AND CULTURE
Dublin is one of the world’s safest, friendliest and most exciting capital cities. As well as offering all the benefits of a prosperous, modern city, Dublin is steeped in history, education and culture.
Ireland is internationally recognized for its high standards in education, and RCSI and UCD are two of the most prestigious medical schools in the country. As a PMC student you will experience the very best campus facilities, in a dynamic and diverse environment, all minutes away from beautiful parks, historic Georgian architecture and superb cultural offerings.
As a gateway city, Dublin is the perfect hub for affordable travel to the rest of Europe. London, Rome, Paris, Berlin and Barcelona are all within easy reach. While in Ireland you can benefit from the country’s small size. Dublin can be your base to enjoy stunning Irish scenery and experience the many historic sites scattered across the country’s four provinces.
AN EXCEPTIONAL CLINICAL CURRICULUM IN PENANG
Upon returning to Penang for the second half of the medical programme, you will be exposed to a robust, internationally accredited clinical curriculum at Malaysia’s busiest and most well established teaching hospitals.
The clinical programme is delivered by an expert clinical faculty, which includes more than 35 professors and lecturers in medicine, surgery, paediatrics, obstetrics and gynaecology, psychiatry, public health and general practice. PMC students benefit from one-to-one mentorship, small class sizes and modern innovative teaching styles set in a supportive community of teachers, students, administrative staff and friends.
PMC’s clinical curriculum is under constant review and enhancement, and is subject to continual cooperation and input from RCSI and UCD. The programme is recognised and accredited by the Irish and Malaysian medical councils and is widely commended for the rigorous and immersive approach it uses to train young doctors.
The PMC campus is centrally located close to the heart of Georgetown, a UNESCO heritage site. It is within a five-minute walk of Penang General Hospital, where most of the clinical teaching takes place. The naturistic campus includes a 200-seat lecture theatre, modern seminar rooms, a fully equipped multimedia centre, video conferencing facilities, research laboratories, a fully-stocked academic library, a clinical skills laboratory, a cafeteria and a student centre.
AN UNFORGETTABLE STUDENT EXPERIENCE
College life should be a healthy balance between work and play. While the workload is demanding, we want you to experience the full spectrum of student life in Ireland and Malaysia.
PMC graduates never forget their time in Dublin and their student experience at RCSI and UCD. They make waves in Ireland and bring the wholesome and lively experience to Penang.
In Penang, students are encouraged to balance their academic and clinical commitments with membership of the PMC Student Association. The Student Association offers a host of sporting, cultural and extra-curricular activities for the PMC student community.
A GLOBAL ALUMNI NETWORK
As a graduate of Penang Medical College you will join an esteemed and growing global alumni network. In July 2013, the 1000th doctor graduated from Penang Medical College, joining a global community of world-class doctors. PMC graduates have taken up senior positions in countries as diverse as Malaysia, Ireland, Australia, the United States, Brunei, New Zealand and the United Kingdom.
Our graduates are a source of immense pride to PMC, RCSI and UCD. Because PMC graduates are awarded the same globally recognised qualifications as students of RCSI and UCD, they become part of a rich alumni network with centuries-old connections in countries and healthcare systems across the world.
This network includes a former President of Ireland, the President of UCD, the CEO of RCSI, and the current President of the Irish Medical Council. The alumni network is an invaluable source of guidance, support and assistance for the PMC graduate.
As a graduate of PMC you are benefitting from a status and qualification which has global recognition giving you limitless career opportunities.
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