RCSI & UCD Malaysia Campus (formerly Penang Medical College) is Malaysia’s first accredited private medical school*, owned and established by the Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland (RCSI) and University College Dublin (UCD), two world-renowned medical universities in Ireland.

Recently, the College was awarded University status by the Malaysian Ministry of Education (MOE) as a Foreign University Branch Campus, one of the highest level for a foreign-owned institution in Malaysia. RUMC remains as the only Irish University in the region.

The University is recognised by the Malaysian Medical Council (MMC) and Irish Medical Council (IMC) as graduating high performing doctors. Students are recognised for practice in the USA, Canada and others by the ECFMG  and FAIRMER with the institution listed as an Irish medical school in the World Directory of Medical Schools (WDOMS).

Source: Malaysia Medical Council: Second Schedule of Medical Act 1971, updated on Dec 2017.

ECFMG: Educational Commission for Foreign Medical Graduates

FAIRMER: Foundation for Advancement of  International Medical Education

WDOMS: World Directory of Medical Schools (https://search.wdoms.org/home/SchoolDetail/F0000448)

Our Vision

To be a health & well-being focussed, globally recognised, education & research centre of the highest quality

Our Mission

To contribute to patients and society through excellence in education, learning, and research and to benefit healthcare in Malaysia and the surrounding region

Our Values

Embedded within our “SPIRIT”….

  •  Scholarship of the highest standard
  • Professional conduct at all times
  • Integrity by adopting highest ethical standards
  • Respect for one another
  • Innovation by embracing change and technologies
  • Teamwork by synergising our efforts towards achieving a common goal



About RCSI & UCD Malaysia Campus (formerly Penang Medical College)

RUMC, wholly-owned by the RCSI and UCD has been providing the highest quality medical education to internationally recognised standards since 1996. 2016 marked our 20th Anniversary.

The first graduation ceremony took place in 2001. Since then, nearly 1,700 doctors have graduated from RUMC, joining a global community of world-class doctors. Graduates have taken up senior positions in countries as diverse as Malaysia, Singapore, Ireland, Switzerland, the United Kingdom, the United States, Australia and New Zealand. A report by the Institute for Health Systems Research, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, House Officer Performance in Malaysia 2009-2011, placed PMC among the top medical schools in preparing their graduate doctors for their early careers.

The core medical degree programme takes students to the RCSI or UCD in Dublin, Ireland for the pre-clinical years and RUMC and its Teaching Hospitals in and around Penang for their clinical training years prior to graduation. Graduates are awarded medical degrees of the National University of Ireland, which are recognised worldwide.

The RUMC campus is centrally located close to the heart of George Town and within a five-minute walk of Penang Hospital, where most of the clinical teaching takes place.

Located at the Sepoy Lines grounds, a four-storey academic complex houses the modern facilities essential for training medical professionals. It includes a 200-seat lecture theatre, multimedia room, video conferencing facilities, research laboratory, student study areas, cafeteria.

The adjacent Student Centre includes a library, student study areas, sickbay, recreational area, gym, games and Muslim prayer room. While the Music Room building houses entertainment facilities amidst the park-like environment.

The RUMC Clinical Skills and Education Centre in Seberang Jaya was launched in 2015 and is located next to the Seberang Jaya Hospital. The Centre hosts additional facilities for students including clinical skills laboratories, seminar rooms, a student area, Multimedia and Resource Centre. To further facilitate students’ on-call practical training, the centre also provides student accommodation which will reduce travel and ensure optimal use of time.


Find Us:


GPS Coordinates: 5.419846000000001   100.30703900000003

Call for directions: +604 217 1999

Email: enquiry@rcsiucd.edu.my (General) or study@rcsiucd.edu.my (Programme)

Address: 4, Jalan Sepoy Lines 10450 George Town, Penang