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Study at an RCSI International campus

Penang Medical College (PMC) Twinning Programme

This truly international degree gives you the chance to study at one of the world’s leading medical schools and graduate with an internationally recognised qualification to practice medicine.

The Medical Programme is normally five years in duration, with the first two and a half years spent in RCSI Dublin followed by two and a half years in Penang Medical College, Malaysia. Some students may be required to complete an additional Foundation Year at the start of the programme.

PMC students completing their pre-clinical training in RCSI undertake exactly the same course as those students who are completing the full medical programme at RCSI. Consequently, they sit the same examinations and are subject to the same assessment standards as the full time RCSI Dublin medical students.

Upon returning to Penang to commence the final two and a half years of your clinical training, the students are based exclusively on clinical sites and undertake a number of clinical attachments. In addition, all students will complete an integrated clinical programme to include a number of key clinical ‘sub specialties’. Students are awarded the medical degrees of the National University of Ireland (MB BCh BAO), receiving the same qualifications as those who complete a full programme in Ireland. Irish medical degrees are highly valued worldwide.

Find out more at the PMC website

RCSI Medical University, Bahrain

RCSI received a licence to establish a medical university in Bahrain in October 2003. As a result, the RCSI Bahrain was opened in October 2004 with its first intake of medical students. This was followed in 2006 by the first intake of nursing students. The newly built campus is a state of the art medical education establishment which was completed in October 2008. The King Hamad University Hospital is adjacent to the university and also provides a state of the art teaching and learning centre for RCSI Bahrain students.

RCSI Bahrain is wholly owned by RCSI. The Medical University offers five, six and seven year undergraduate medical degree programmes, undergraduate nursing degree programmes and a number of postgraduate programmes in the health sciences.

Similar to the Penang Medical College Twinning Programme, RCSI Bahrain medical students are awarded the medical degrees of the National University of Ireland (MB BCh BAO) and the Licentiates of RCSI and RCPI, receiving the same qualifications as those who complete the medical programme in RCSI Dublin.

Find out more at the RCSI Bahrain website