Accreditation & Quality

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Accreditation & Quality

For the core medical degrees programme, accreditation and quality are of utmost importance for recognition and practice. In the first two and a half years of the programme, students undertake their biomedical and early clinical sciences studies in RCSI or UCD in Ireland, returning to Malaysia for a further two and a half years to complete extensive clinical training in Penang.

Students are awarded the medical degrees of the National University of Ireland, receiving the same qualifications as those who complete a full programme in Ireland. Irish medical degrees are recognised and prized worldwide.

To ensure the highest standards are maintained, the programme is rigorously evaluated and is subject to continuous quality assurance, underpinned by external examiners from around the world. The programme is accredited by both the Irish and Malaysian Medical Councils.
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Accreditation by Malaysian bodies can be found at their various official sites:

MQA full or provisional accreditation: or

Malaysian Medical Council (MMC):

For Ireland:

Medical Council, Ireland:

National University of Ireland:


World Directory of Medical Schools:

Educational Commission for Foreign Medical Graduates:

Foundation for Advancement of International Medical Education and Research:
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