10 Surprising Facts about the Irish Medical Degree

10 Surprising Facts about the Irish Medical Degree
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Are you contemplating whether you should study Medicine in Ireland? It's a subject and destination many of our students are considering with more and more aspiring doctors choosing Ireland to pursue Medicine. The Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland (RCSI) and the University College Dublin (UCD) are known for delivering top-notch higher education that ranked both institutions as Ireland’s top universities. Here's some more from them on the benefits of studying a Irish Medical Degree transnationally in Ireland and Malaysia.


RCSI and UCD built the only Irish Foreign University Branch Campus in Malaysia with an international reputation for delivering high-quality Irish Medical Degree. This partnership grants aspiring doctors access to a high-quality Irish Medical Degree transnationally in Ireland and Malaysia. Experience the best of both worlds in Dublin and Penang by indulging yourself in the welcoming English-speaking Ireland community, the vibrant yet cultural lifestyles in Penang, pursuing high-quality pre-clinical education and accessing patient-centred learning environments in high-quality training hospitals.

Study MB BCh BAO or MBBS in Ireland 

The Irish medicine education has much to offer for medical students who study for the MB BCh BAO or MBBS transnationally in the Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland (RCSI) or the University College Dublin (UCD). Here’s 10 interesting facts about RCSI and UCD that moved to the forefront of medical education.

1. Internationally-recognised Irish Medical Education Delivered Transnationally
Be fully immersed in the globally recognised biomedical science education and pre-clinical training delivered in RCSI and UCD, followed by an interactive clinical training programme in RUMC that produces clinically competent graduates.

2. Highly Cost-Effective Tuition & Return on Investment
The RUMC Medicine programmes benefit aspiring doctors and potential medicos with an Irish Medical Degree at a lower cost than enrolling the entire programme in Ireland. In addition, the cost of living in Penang is also significantly less than the living costs in Dublin.

3. High-quality Clinical Training
Exposure to patient-centred learning as early as the pre-clinical phase beginning in Dublin, followed by an unrivalled level of access to high-quality training hospitals, namely the Penang Hospital and Seberang Jaya Hospital, as part of the clinical training phase.

4. Notable Programme Professors & Academics
The comprehensive Irish Medical Degree programmes are delivered by notable professors and doctors who teach medical students attentively, not just medical knowledge and skills, but also how to be compassionate in every patient-physician relationship.

5. International Career Opportunities
RUMC Irish Medical Degree accreditation by the Malaysian Medical Council (MMC) and Irish Medical Council (IMC) add value to the qualifications of medical students for international career opportunities and practising Medicine abroad to save lives.

6. 25 Years With More Than 2,000 Graduates
The establishment of RUMC by RCSI and UCD in 1996 accepted the first batch of just 14 medicos. Today, over 2000 graduates conferred with an Irish Medical Degree renowned among the medical community worldwide, qualifying them to work in prestigious hospitals.

7. 1st Accredited Private Medical School
RUMC is Malaysia’s first accredited private medical school with holistic programmes approved by the Malaysian Qualification Agency (MQA). Graduates are recognised by the ECFMG and FAIRMER to practice Medicine in the USA, Canada and other countries.

8. Student Welfares & Support
Study for an Irish Medical Degree in an academic-social balance environment as RUMC takes student welfare earnestly. RCSI and UCD assist medicos to accomplish goals in good mental health with the help of student ambassadors group comprises of in-house medicos.

9. RCSI With The Largest Clinical Simulation Facility in Europe
RCSI is ranked in the Top 2% by the Times Higher Education (THE) World University Rankings, ranked Top 250 in the world. The largest Clinical Simulation Facility in Europe located on the RCSI campus is a huge leap ahead for clinical training among medicos.

10. UCD Ranked Top 1% Of Institutions Worldwide
UCD is ranked in the Top 1% of institutions internationally, tiered Top 177 worldwide. It is one of the largest universities in Ireland with highly qualified staff, a medical library, and Dublin South's first-ever revolutionary and UV treated 50-metre Olympic Swimming Pool.

Achieve Medical Career Goals With An Irish Medical Degree

Mark your transition into MB BCh BAO or MBBS with an internationally-recognised Irish Medical Degree delivered transnationally by the RCSI & UCD Malaysia Campus (RUMC) wholly owned by the Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland (RCSI) and the University College Dublin (UCD). Set yourself apart from graduates in other medical education institutions by enrolling into the prestigious RUMC today! Follow them on Facebook or Instagram for more information and updates.

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