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March 2019

RCSI & UCD Malaysia Campus Charity Carnival & Open Day

March 3 @ 9:00 am - 3:30 pm
RCSI & UCD Malaysia Campus, 4, Jalan Sepoy Lines
George Town, Penang 10450 Malaysia
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Free

  RUMC Students & Staff are hosting a Charity Carnival and Open Day on 3rd March 2019 (Sunday). The flagship event of the year for the University is open to the public for a small coupon fee that will help fundraise for a few charities, connect with the community and help the public learn about RUMC. The following charities will receive the proceeds from the carnival: Gan En Zhi Jia Children's Association of Penang Spastic Cerebral Palsy D'Home Mental Health Association…

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RUMC Annual Research Day 2019 (Updated)

March 1 @ 8:00 am - 4:30 pm
RCSI & UCD Malaysia Campus, 4, Jalan Sepoy Lines
George Town, Penang 10450 Malaysia
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RUMC Research Day 2019 The Annual RCSI & UCD Malaysia Campus Research Day is back! This exciting event will showcase recent research activities by the academic staff and students of the university, including our adjunct staff at various Ministry of Health Hospitals.   Oral & Poster Presentations Prizes for Best Student Presentations Special Speakers Mini-Symposium: Mental Health Care in Primary Care: The Role of a Psychiatric Liaison The Ultimate Research Day Challenge 2019   “The Ultimate Research Day Challenge 2019” returns! Be part…

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February 2019

Medical Careers Day Kuala Lumpur 2019

February 23 @ 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Novotel KLCC, 2, Jalan Kia Peng
Kuala Lumpur, Wilayah Persekutuan Kuala Lumpur 50450 Malaysia
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23 February 2019 (Saturday) - SAVE THE DATE Offering guidance to participating students, Medical Careers Day will cover knowledge before applying for medicine, studying abroad vs studying locally, life after medical school and career pathways of a medical doctor. You will gain insight into speciality selection and life as a practising doctor. Workshop and activities will be lined-up for participants. The programme will include guiding young students with: Selecting the medical school for you Basic clinical skills workshops Medical students/alumni experience…

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The Ultimate Research Day Challenge 2019

February 1 @ 12:00 am - February 28 @ 11:59 pm
RCSI & UCD Malaysia Campus, 4, Jalan Sepoy Lines
George Town, Penang 10450 Malaysia

Welcome to the Ultimate Research Day Challenge 2019 How well do you know study designs? Put your detective skills to the test and contribute to evidence generation. What is the Ultimate Research Day Challenge? It is a challenge among individual students to see who can screen the most number of abstracts to identify randomized controlled trials, using a platform known as Cochrane Crowd. How does it work? Cochrane Crowd aims to use everyday people to help identify and describe the research…

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January 2019

News: Class of 2021 Return from Dublin for Clinical Years

January 19

It goes without saying that the road to becoming a doctor is paved with ambition, discipline, and dedication from the get-go. But perhaps above all, it begins with the right drive. That is what makes RCSI & UCD Malaysia Campus (RUMC) students stand out from the rest. On top of having students of academic excellence, the cornerstone of RUMC being a successful medical school lies not only in the quality of the education it provides but also in its students’ motivation in pursuing a…

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RUMC News: KAMY’s Nationwide Hop

January 15 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

It has been a busy year since the establishment of Kangaroo Mother Care Advocates Malaysia (KAMY) in March 2017. This national level non-governmental organisation is led by the Paediatric Department of RCSI & UCD Malaysia Campus (RUMC) and has its official address in RUMC. Kangaroo Mother Care or now known as Kangaroo Care was declared an essential part of the care package of low birth weight (LBW) infants by the World Health Organisation and has been endorsed by many international…

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News: A New Initiative between Academia and the Community

January 9

While Penang is known to have a progressive and modern population, traditional confinement practices after childbirth remains inherently important among women of all ethnic groups here. These customs which are culture-specific focus mainly on the mother’s well-being after childbirth. In the past, this was done in the mothers’ own home but a new trend has been the development of confinement centres, where mothers would stay to observe these traditional confinement routines. At the same time, there is a general perception amongst healthcare staff that confinement…

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September 2018

The Star Online: A Shot in the Arm for Medical College

September 26, 2018

RUMC (formerly Penang Medical College) recorded a historical milestone with its upgrading to university status, marking it as Malaysia’s 10th Foreign University Branch Campus. The conversion was approved by the Education Ministry in March with the full name Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland (RCSI) and University College Dublin (UCD) Malaysia Campus. In short, it is RCSI & UCD Malaysia Campus (RUMC). The recent launching ceremony was graced by Irish Minister for Education and Skills Richard Bruton T.D and Higher…

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The Sun Daily: Irish Skills and Education Minister officiates launch of RUMC campus

September 19, 2018

GEORGE TOWN: Ireland is keen to tap the research grants available in the European Union (EU) and share them with educational and research partners here in Malaysia, Irish Minister for Education and Skills Richard Bruton said today. It is the only predominantly English-speaking nation in EU after Britain opted out of the union, he added. Bruton was speaking after launching the Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland (RCSI) and University College Dublin (UCD) Malaysian medical campus in Jalan Sepoy here.…

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August 2018

Students and Alumni Participate Actively at the State-level World Breastfeeding Week 2018

August 5, 2018

World Breastfeeding Week (WBW) is celebrated annually in over 180 countries. In May 2018, the World Health Assembly (WHA) officially recognised WBW as a valuable means to raise awareness and promote breastfeeding. The Penang State-level WBW celebrations was done on a grand scale this year because it was held in conjunction with the launch of the “Making Penang Breastfeeding Friendly” (MPBF) initiative. MPBF is a multi-stakeholder project with various state and private organisations to ensure that breastfeeding is protected, promoted…

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July 2018

130 Doctors Graduate from the RCSI & UCD Malaysia Campus in 18th Conferment Ceremony (Updated)

July 2, 2018

GEORGE TOWN: Some of the country’s brightest and studious minds were among some 130 doctors who graduated from the Penang Medical College (PMC) in an elaborate and historic 18th conferment ceremony here on Sunday here. It was historic in a sense that this was the last graduating class of PMC because the college is now known as the Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland (RCSI) and University College Dublin (UCD) Malaysia Campus or RCSI & UCD Malaysia Campus — RUMC…

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Future Doctors Graduate from PMC, Conferred by NUI, RCSI and RCPI

July 1, 2018

GEORGE TOWN, 1 JULY 2018 – Today, almost 130 students graduated from Penang Medical College (PMC), now RCSI & UCD Malaysia Campus. Globally recognised Medical degrees (MB BCh BAO)and Master in Health Research postgraduate degree were conferred to students by the National University of Ireland Chancellor, Dr Maurice Manning. Licentiates were awarded to medical graduates by the President of the Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland (RCSI), Mr Kenneth Mealy and the Vice President of the Royal College of Physicians…

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130 PMC Students Graduate with Medical and Postgraduate Degrees

July 1, 2018

GEORGE TOWN: Some 130 students from Penang Medical College graduated today with Medical Degrees and Masters in Health Research postgraduate degrees at its 13th graduation ceremony. The ceremony held at the Equatorial Hotel here was attended by National University of Ireland chancellor Dr Maurice Manning accompanied by Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland (RCSI) executive president Kenneth Mealy and Royal College of Physicians of Ireland (RCPI) vice-president Dr Anna Clarke. Also celebrated during the ceremony was recipient of a special…

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June 2018

Two Leading Educational Institutes Host Convocations

June 30, 2018

Parents, relatives and spouses have gathered at the Eastin and Equatorial Hotels in the Bayan Baru area for the occasion. GEORGE TOWN: Two leading educational institutions here held their annual convocations where thousands of bouquets and graduation paraphernalia went on sale here. Such novelty items have become a huge seasonal item, especially during graduations, birthdays and on Valentine Day, said Khoo Meng Lee, who is a major trader of such items. Parents, relatives and spouses have gathered at the Eastin…

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World No Tobacco Day Celebrations 2018

June 24, 2018

RCSI & UCD Malaysia Campus (formerly Penang Medical College) and Cochrane Malaysia actively participated in the Penang State World No Tobacco Day celebration at the Youth Park on the 24th of June 2018. Our booth aimed to spread awareness about evidence-based ways to quit smoking. Alexander Lim Ket Thong emerged as the winner of the quiz with all answers correct and his slogan “RCSI & UCD Malaysia Campus adalah institusi unggul dalam pendidikan perubatan kerana ia mampu mempertingkatkan pengetahuan medical…

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