We started as Malaysia’s first accredited private medical institution in 1996, known as Penang Medical Campus (PMC).
We were formed to fulfil the need for a medical institution in the northern region.
With our parent universities, the Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland (RCSI) and the University of Dublin (UCD), we’ve adopted the name RCSI & UCD Malaysia Campus (RUMC).
We received the University status from the Malaysian Ministry of Education (MoE) in 2018.
We are known as a Foreign University Branch Campus; one of the highest levels for a foreign-owned institution in Malaysia.
RUMC remains the only Irish Foreign Branch Campus in the region.
Our graduates are conferred with a medical degree from the National University of Ireland (NUI) and the Malaysian Medical Council (MMC). This is an added value to our medical students as they could explore the opportunities to practice Medicine abroad.
We are also listed as an Irish medical in the World Directory of Medical Schools (WDOMS).
RUMC has graduated more than 2,100 medical students who are now providing their healthcare services in various countries around the world.
ABOUT ROYAL COLLEGE OF SURGEONS IN IRELAND (RCSI)
The Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland (RCSI) was established in 1784 as the national training for surgery in Ireland and has been at the forefront of healthcare education until the present.
RCSI is the largest medical school in Ireland with its main campus in Dublin and branch campuses in Bahrain and Malaysia.
The university is ranked in the Top 2% by the Times Higher World University Rankings. Known for its single focus on healthcare, RCSI is a knowledge hub that gathers inspiring medical educators, experienced clinicians and ground-breaking researchers.
ABOUT UNIVERSITY COLLEGE DUBLIN (UCD)
UCD School of Medicine is one of Ireland’s leading medical schools. It was founded in 1855 and offers medical education led by specialist staff across an extensive network of academics and clinical locations.
UCD is ranked within the Top 1% of higher education institutions worldwide and is internationally recognised for providing healthcare education with long-established partnerships, links and affiliations with institutions in the United States, Canada, China and Malaysia.
More than just a medical school, UCD is home to dedicated researchers, scientists, clinicians, students and graduates; committed to contributing to society. It has a broad and dynamic portfolio of research, education and training programme and is currently managing research grants worth more than €85 million.