World-class ex­pe­ri­ence with PMC

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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.

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■ 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.

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