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After two and a half years of medical training in Dublin, you will return to Penang to commence the two and a half years of clinical training. In Penang you will be based exclusively on clinical sites and undertake the following clinical attachments:
In addition to the above, you will complete an integrated clinical programme to include the clinical ‘sub-specialties’ of:
The standard of medical training you will receive in Penang is equal to that which students receive in Dublin. Many of your Professors and Lecturers in Penang will be from the parent institutions in Ireland. The examinations, including external examiner oversight, parallels that in RCSI and UCD. You can learn more about our clinical faculty here.
Following successful completion of the clinical portion of the programme in Penang, you will be awarded a medical degree from the National University of Ireland (MB BCh BAO) and the Licentiates of RCSI and RCPI.
The medical degrees awarded to PMC graduates are of the highest standing. Medical degrees from Irish universities are internationally recognised and highly prized. The degree you receive from PMC is identical to the one awarded to students who complete the full programme in Ireland.
Following your initial training in Dublin you will undertake the clinical portion of your training in Penang Hospital (over 1,700 beds with high bed occupancy), Taiping Hospital (over 600 beds with high bed occupancy), Hospital Seberang Jaya (over 300 beds), as well as Hospital Bukit Mertajam.
Penang Hospital is the tertiary referral hospital for the northern region of Malaysia and has all the major specialties and sub-specialties in the major disciplines. It has the latest imaging facilities, laboratory support as well as a day ambulatory care centre. Our affiliated hospitals also have busy outpatient clinics to supplement the in-patient facilities.
As part of your training you will also gain clinical experience in a wide range of other affiliated hospitals / clinics, such as Penang Maternity Hospital and Psychiatry Hospital Penang. Experience of primary care / family medicine will be gained within government clinics, private general practice, and community-based facilities and projects.
Your training will consist of an appropriate mix with the advanced tertiary care environment in Penang Hospital as well as the wider general medicine and surgery patients seen in Hospital Seberang Jaya. The out-patient service is active, with primary care clinics as well as general medical and surgical clinics. Sub-specialty medical clinics medical and surgical clinics such as nephrology, endocrinology, neuro-surgery etc. are also available. The Accident and Emergency department is well equipped and active.