Guaranteed spot to study in Ireland
You are guaranteed a place to study in Ireland, either in RCSI or UCD for the first two and a half years of the medical degree programme. You will be immersed in the rich academic traditions, learning from renowned professors and researchers at the forefront of medical innovation.

Over 400 years of excellence in Irish Medical Education
At RUMC, you will learn from the lineage of 400 years of excellence, which has produced pioneering medical practitioners. Backed by the renowned research expertise of the Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland (RCSI) and the University of Dublin (UCD), two of Ireland’s leading universities, you will experience a curriculum that is constantly evolving.

RUMC is the only medical school in Penang
Being the sole medical school, as RUMC students, you can enjoy the exclusive access to RUMC’s teaching hospitals. As the only medical students practicing in these facilities, you will benefit from direct patient interaction, dedicated support from clinical staff, and a high patient-to-student ratio.

Internationally recognised degree
The medical degree from RUMC is awarded by the National University of Ireland (NUI), one of the most respected universities in the world. This means your qualification is recognised by major international organisations like the ECFMG, FAIMER, and WDOMS, opening doors to practice medicine in countless countries around the globe.

Accreditation from the Malaysian Medical Council (MMC) and the Irish Medical Council (IMC)
RUMC’s dual accreditation unlocks global career opportunities, with recognised qualifications and a mark of excellence opening doors for diverse practice, specialisation, and collaboration. Join a network of high-performing RUMC doctors practicing worldwide, shaping the future of healthcare.