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International Electives Term Placement


PMC Electives are open to international medical students who are in their pre-final and final year applicants from universities that are recognized by the Malaysian Medical Council (MMC). An elective is a period where an international medical student joins PMC students in their clinical teaching rotations in Penang Hospital. It is not an internship or an apprenticeship. No clinical care responsibility is given to the student and students are not expected to do any procedures.

Elective postings are limited and are approved on a first-come-first-served basis. There is an administrative fee of Euro 150 charged for ALL applications effective 1st December 2016. In order to understand the process flow, please refer to the flow chart under SECTION A. If you wish to apply, please download and complete the enquiry form under SECTION B and e-mail it to globalelectives@pmc.edu.my and our Officer-In-Charge of electives term placement will then revert to you within the next 7 working days.

GEMxGlobal Education in Medicine Exchange

PMC is also a partner of GEMx, if your university is also a partner of GEMx, you may wish to apply under this partnership. If you would like to find out more, please go to their website at http://www.gemxelectives.org/


Electives Offered – Clinical rotations:

Medicine/Surgery/Obstetrics & Gynaecology /Paediatrics/ Orthopaedics

Learning Objectives: To observe patient care in clinics, wards, surgery theatres and participate in student teaching sessions

SECTION A: International Elective Term Placement Process 2017


Please click to download the enquiry form: Section B PMC-INTERNATIONAL-ELECTIVE-ENQUIRY-FORM_20Dec2016

SECTION C. Guidelines at PMC & Partner Hospital for International Student

  • All students are subject to the rules and regulation of the hospital. In the event that students are found to violate the rules and regulations, the elective posting will be canceled with immediate effect without any refund of the fees paid.
  • It is the responsibility of the foreign or international students in an elective posting with PMC & its partner hospital to abide all the country legislations like having a student visa etc.
  • Elective students are not allowed to treat, advice or carry out any procedures on any patients.
  • All information obtained from the medical records is confidential and students are not allowed to release the information to any external parties or outside of the Ministry of Health institution for any reason and purpose.
  • PMC or the Ministry of Health are not responsible for any injury or accident sustained/acquired during the elective posting. Students are advised to follow usual precautionary measures while examining patients and at any other times.
  • Upon request, a letter of attendance can be given to the student. Request to be made at least 7 working days in advance.
  • Letter of assessment for the elective posting cannot be requested.
  • Elective students are expected to follow the dress code i.e. decent clothes, white lab coat with PMC’s & Hospital’s temporary name tag.
  • PMC will provide the elective student with a name tag on the first day. This name tag should be worn at all times during the clinical electives.


More information about PMC, please go under “About Us – About PMC” on our website.


More information about Penang, please go under “Student Life – Life in Penang” on our website or you can also go to the following links:









Contact Information

Associate Professor Dr Yeow Toh Peng
MB BCh BAO (Ireland), MRCP (London), FRCP (Edin), CCT (UK), PG Dip MedEd (Dundee), AM (M’sia)
A/P Medicine, Consultant Endocrinologist and International Electives Term Placement Coordinator
Masitah Shahabudin
Dip Exec Sec, BA (Hons) Bus Admin, CeMBA
International Electives Administration Staff