FORMERLY known as Penang Medical College, RCSI & UCD Malaysia Campus (RUMC) awarded full medical scholarships amounting to almost RM3.8 million to five Malaysians and one international student at a recent scholarship award and pre-departure orientation ceremony.

The scholarships provide the opportunity for students to pursue the highly coveted, globally recognised National University of Ireland medical degrees at the Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland (RCSI) or University College Dublin (UCD) in Dublin and RUMC in Penang.

Presenting the scholarships was Guest of Honour at the award ceremony and pre-departure orientation - Embassy of Ireland Deputy Head of Mission Catherine Aylward. Others present were RUMC president and CEO Prof Stephen Doughty and Academic Affairs vice-president Prof David Whitford.

The RCSI and UCD Dublin scholarships 2018 were awarded to Chan Shu Chen (19), Chiam Kai Ning (19), Sheena Siva Subramaniam (20), Sarah Chua (19), Engracia Yap Shihuan (19) and Sri Lanka’s Fathima Sarah Atheer.

Recipients will begin their pre-clinical studies for 2.5 years at the RSCI or UCD in Dublin, then return to Malaysia to complete their clinical training at PMC and its teaching hospitals.

The students were among 100 applicants and were selected due to their exemplary academic record and personalities that suit their career aspirations.

An orientation session was organised and was attended by senior students, some of whom were on summer break from studies in Dublin. They helped welcome the new intake and answered queries. A total of 120 students were accepted in 2018 and ready to begin their medical education in Dublin, Ireland.

This event further marked RUMC’s last call for students under the 2018 intake for medical studies as classes in Dublin begin early September.

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