World-class experience with PMC
PENANG Medical College (PMC) offers its students guaranteed pre-clinical places at renowned medical universities in Ireland – the Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland (RCSI) or University College Dublin (UCD) – with a dynamic learning environment and fantastic international faculty of experts in the medical field.
Wholly owned by the RCSI and UCD, PMC is proud of its international reputation and its doctors are highly sought after in Malaysia and globally as well.
Students then continue with rigorous and exceptional clinical training with PMC and Penang hospitals while remaining students of the RCSI and UCD throughout.
“My experience has been wonderful so far. I’ve been given the opportunity to study interesting and informative content taught by world-class professors alongside classmates from all over the world – I couldn’t be happier. Dublin is a wonderful city to be a student in and given its proximity to continental Europe, there are plenty of travel opportunities. The UCD campus is loaded with facilities and there’s always something to do here,” said Neema Norbu Sherpa, a first-year student from Nepal.
“PMC students will certainly have an edge when applying for work in local and foreign health services. As the institution motto says, it truly offers a world-class education and with unparalleled tuition fee too,” said first-year student from Malaysia, Melvin Hoo at RCSI.
“One not only receives medical degrees from the National University of Ireland, but the future prospects are as bright as ever. Students can also opt to continue practising in Malaysia after completing housemanship or apply to work in Ireland. This is all possible for a fraction of the cost it would be to study the full five years undergraduate programme overseas,” said Chan Weng Kit, a student and scholarship recipient at RCSI.
Transformation, the way forward:
PMC strives not just to educate but to effectively transform lives; students developing into mature and caring individuals; academics undertaking research to transform the lives of broader society; new initiatives being developed to reach communities around its campus as well as the region and the world over.
Multiple award-winning alumnus Dr Hong Sheng Chiong (class of 2011) cares deeply about preventing blindness.
Dr Hong is an ophthalmology registrar in Dunedin, New Zealand and co-founder of oDocs Eye Care who invented open source, smartphone-based devices as portable diagnostic tools for the eyes.
His inventions have won numerous awards, including the recent New Zealand Hi-Tech Awards and the prestigious Talent Unleashed Award, judged by Sir Richard Branson and Steve Wozniak.
Dr Durgavasini Devanath (class of 2010) with 20 years of humanitarian experience worldwide had won the acclaimed Irish Living Times award while at RCSI.
Dr Durgavasini was recently promoted to the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC)’s headquarters in Geneva, Switzerland to lead the global portfolio of Emergency Medical Services; overseeing the coordination of Red Cross and Red Crescent movement’s emergency health response, capacity and development of all emergency response units (health), emergency medical teams, field hospitals and mobile units.
The doctors of PMC always lead by example to positively impact the lives of the people they reach and ensure that PMC plays a role in the transformation of the world around us.
Limited seats are available for September intake.
Apply now at www.pmc.edu.my.
■ For details, look out for the advertisement in this StarSpecial.
The Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland (RCSI) building.
(Clockwise from top left) RCSI first and second-year students Chan Weng Kit, Melvin Hoo, Melissa Mae Gabriel, RCSI’s PMCSA president Hong Wei Chyi, Nor Lyana Sulaiman and Aisha Nafha Saleem.
University College Dublin (UCD)’s Health Science building.