FULL medical scholarships worth almost RM3.8mil have been presented to five Malaysians and one international student to pursue globally recognised National University of Ireland medical degrees at the Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland (RCSI) or University College Dublin (UCD) in Dublin and RCSI & UCD Malaysia Campus (RUMC) (formerly Penang Medical College) in Penang.
Embassy of Ireland deputy head of mission Catherine Aylward presented the RUMC scholarships at the award ceremony and pre-departure orientation.
RUMC president and CEO Prof Stephen Doughty and vice-president (Academic Affairs) and registrar Prof David Whitford were also present at the ceremony.
The RCSI and UCD Dublin scholarships 2018 were awarded to five Malaysian recipients.
The recipients were Chan Shu Chen, 19, Selangor; Chiam Kai Ning, 19, Selangor; Sheena Siva Subramaniam, 20, Kuala Lumpur; Sarah Chua, 19, Penang and Engracia Yap Shihuan, 19, Selangor.
Fathima Sarah Atheer, a student from Sri Lanka also received the scholarship.
The recipients were chosen from almost 100 applications.
Students will begin their pre-clinical studies for two-and-a-half years at the RCSI or UCD in Dublin before returning to Malaysia for clinical training at RUMC and its teaching hospitals.
Senior students, some of whom are on summer break, also attended the orientation to help welcome the new intake and take questions from parents.
RUMC had earlier pledged a full medical scholarship to the Star Education Fund.
Star Education Fund manager Susanna Kuan presented the scholarship to Chan at the same ceremony.
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