RCSI & UCD Malaysia Campus


RCSI & UCD Malaysia Campus (RUMC) (formerly Penang Medical College (PMC) offers a unique medical programme combining a world-class education in Ireland with a superb clinical curriculum in Penang.

  • Graduates are awarded medical degrees of the National University of Ireland. Such degrees are internationally renowned and a hallmark of quality and excellence
  • Graduates join a valuable global network of alumni which extends into every healthcare system in every country across the globe

World Class Education, Global Recognition

At RCSI & UCD Malaysia Campus (RUMC) (formerly Penang Medical College), you will experience a unique medical programme well known for its quality, which combines a world-class education in Ireland, with a dynamic and innovative clinical curriculum in Penang, Malaysia.

RUMC students benefit from one-to-one mentorship, small class sizes and modern innovative teaching styles set in a supportive community of teachers, students, administrative staff and friends.

RUMC is centrally located on two sites close to the heart of Georgetown, a UNESCO heritage site. It is within a five-minute walk of Penang Hospital Campus facilities include a 200-seat lecture theatre, modern seminar rooms, a fully equipped multimedia centre, video conferencing facilities, research laboratories, a fully-stocked academic library, a clinical skills laboratory, a cafeteria and student study, learning and social hubs.

In the Malaysian campus, students are encouraged to balance their academic and clinical commitments with a membership of the RUMC Student Association. The Student Association offers a host of sporting, cultural and extra-curricular activities for the RUMC student community.

As a University, future cohorts will continue the legacy under RCSI & UCD Malaysia Campus.

Graduates have taken up senior positions in countries as diverse as Malaysia, Ireland, Australia, the United States, Brunei, New Zealand, Switzerland and the United Kingdom.

Our graduates are a source of immense pride because they are awarded the same globally recognised qualifications as students of RCSI and UCD. They become part of a rich alumni network with centuries-old connections in countries and healthcare systems across the world.

This network includes a former President of Ireland, the President of UCD, the CEO of RCSI, and the current President of the Irish Medical Council, and the current and first female Deputy Prime Minister of Malaysia, Dato’ Seri Dr Wan Azizah binti Wan Ismail. The alumni network is an invaluable source of guidance, support and assistance for the all our graduates.

You benefit from a status and qualification which has global recognition giving you limitless career opportunities.


George Town

Penang Medical College

4 Jalan Sepoy Lines, 10450 George Town
George Town, Penang, Malaysia
+60 4-226 3459

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