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International Electives Term Placement

GUIDELINES & APPLICATION PROCESS

As at 1 September 2018

RUMC electives placements are open to international medical students who are in their pre-final and final year applicants from recognized universities. An elective is a period where an international medical student joins RUMC students in their clinical teaching rotations in Penang Hospital as well as tutorials/lectures at RUMC. 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.

International elective placements are limited and are approved on a first-come-first-served basis with conditions that all application requirements are met. Please note all elective applications to RUMC must be confirmed at least 6 months before your electives placement dates.

In order to understand the process flow, please refer to SECTION A

If you wish to apply, please complete the enquiry form under SECTION B with CV and e-mail it to globalelectives@rcsiucd.edu.my and our Officer-In-Charge of electives term placement will then revert to you within the next 14 working days.

GEMx – Global Education in Medicine Exchange

RUMC is 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/

 

SECTION A

Step 1

Complete enquiry form (please see Section B) with CV and e-mail to globalelectives@rcsiucd.edu.my

We will revert within 14 days to confirm provisional acceptance and availability (or otherwise)

Step 2

Students will be notified and application to be submitted to RUMC via e-mail at globalelectives@rcsiucd.edu.my together with non-refundable admin. fee of :

  • for an elective duration of not more than 4 weeks – Euro 300
  • for an elective duration more than 4 weeks but less than 6 weeks – Euro 500

Terms

  1. Please provide proof of payment and take note that bank charges are borne by the student themselves.
  2. We will only process the application once the payment had been cleared on our side & all the application documents are complete.
  3. We will then acknowledge receipt & process the application. Once the processing on our part is complete, it will then be submitted to our teaching hospital for processing.
  4. The time taken for processing differs from one application to another, depending on the clearance of your admin. fee on our side, completion of the application form and documents, the processing time taken from our teaching hospital etc.

Step 3

Outcomes

Either

Application approved and the approval letter will be e-mailed to the student and at least one skype video session will take place before he/she make arrangement to come to RUMC.  Please take note that all expenses for this elective/attachment posting are borne by the student themselves.

Or

Application unsuccessful (will notify student but the administrative fee is non-refundable)

 

SECTION B: INTERNATIONAL ELECTIVE ENQUIRY FORM

INTERNATIONAL ELECTIVES ENQUIRY FORM

 

INFORMATION ABOUT PENANG

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

http://mypenang.gov.my/

https://www.facebook.com/penangglobal.tourism/

http://www.visitpenang.gov.my/portal3/

http://theculturetrip.com/north-america/usa/articles/the-15-best-cities-in-the-world-for-food/

http://www.forbes.com/sites/alexandratalty/2015/12/29/the-ten-best-budget-travel-destinations-for-2016/

http://www.latimes.com/travel/la-tr-d-16-places-20151227-story.html

http://edition.cnn.com/2015/10/27/travel/lonely-planet-best-in-travel-2016/index.html

 

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