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Educational: PMC practical skills educator Dr Tan Kean Chye (left) using a simulator to show how an eye pupil contracts when light enters it during the college’s open day at its campus in Jalan Sepoy Lines, Penang.

GET rewarded with a globally recognised medical degree and a lifetime’s worth of invaluable exposure when you study at Penang Medical College (PMC).

College chief operating officer Michael Chua said besides extensive clinical training, students would also gain international exposure at PMC.

“For the first two and a half years, they will be studying in Dublin, Ireland, for their pre-clinical training.

“They are assigned to either the Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland (RCSI) or the University College Dublin.

“They will then return to Penang to commence their final two and a half years of clinical training,” he said during the first PMC open day at the college in Jalan Sepoy Lines on Saturday.

Chua said students would be awarded with the Bachelor of Medicine, Bachelor of Surgery and Bachelor of the Art of Obstetrics degrees from the National University of Ireland on comple-tion of the whole medical programme.

“Graduates will also be Licentiates of RCSI and Royal College of Physicians of Ireland,” Chua said.

The two-day open day which ended yesterday saw parents and students taking the chance to learn more about PMC.

Housewife Salinah Jufri, 49, seized the opportunity to learn the Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation skill at a workshop while enquiring about a medical programme for her son Ameir Yusuf, 17.

“This open day is very informative and interesting. Parents and students are able to know more about PMC besides taking part in its activities,” she said.

Other activities included a blood donation drive, free health checks, clinical skills activities and talks.

For details on the college’s courses, email or call 04-2287171.

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