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GEORGE TOWN: Penang Medical College (PMC) hosted an eye-opening session for HELP University students recently to familiarise them with its medical programme.

The session was an in-depth study trip for the students to pick up hands-on knowledge on the daily routine at hospitals and clinics.

Twelve A-Levels HELP University students from their
Kuala Lumpur campus learn about PMC student life through its president, CEO and dean Prof Amir Khir and Academic Affairs and Registrar vice-
president Prof Kevin Nolan.

Nolan said the trip was a valuable learning opportunity for students interested in becoming doctors.

“The field trip enabled the undergraduates to experience the life, campus and hospital as well as gain hands-on clinical skills.

“It forms part of PMC’s globally recognised medical degrees programme from the National University of Ireland,” he said.

The visiting students were given an introduction to PMC by Nolan, followed by a talk on “Becoming a Medical Doctor” by Amir.

Four PMC student council representatives shared their experience of Dublin where they are completing their pre-clinical training at the Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland and University College Dublin.

PMC medical degree students spent two-and-a-half years of pre-clinical training in Ireland, and returned to Penang for another two-and-a-half years of similar training in PMC.

After the group sharing session with student council representatives, they toured the PMC campus and surgery rooms at the Penang Hospital nearby.

PMC opens its campus doors for experiential sessions to interested student groups from selected education levels throughout the year.

Interested schools (upper secondary), tertiary institutes (Foundation, A-Levels and the equivalent) are welcome to request similar arrangements.

For details, call 04-228 7171. By Phuah Ken Lin

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