PURCSI provides the only Irish medical programme that may be completed entirely within Malaysia

The Perdana University and Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland (PURCSI) School of Medicine aims to provide excellent education and training so that our graduates properly meet the future healthcare needs of Malaysia. PURCSI provides the only Irish medical programme that may be completed entirely within Malaysia. We are closely engaged with local healthcare providers to ensure that students are equipped with the relevant knowledge of health and disease, and appropriate clinical, professional and problem-solving skills.

We differ from other medical schools by awarding the degrees of Bachelor of Medicine (MB), Bachelor of Surgery (BCh) and Bachelor of the Art of Obstetrics (BAO) from the National University of Ireland, as well as the licentiate diploma of the Royal College of Physicians of Ireland and Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland (LRCP&SI). These qualifications are recognised by the Malaysian and Irish regulatory bodies, and are held in high esteem in Europe and around the world.

During our 5-year programme students will acquire the knowledge and skills required to deliver, under supervision, the highest level of safe patient care, and will be able to communicate and interact effectively with patients and colleagues. Students will also develop the confidence required to become future leaders of Malaysian healthcare.

We seek bright, talented young people who are passionate about studying medicine, who will always put patients first, who are adaptable and prepared to devote themselves fully to our caring profession and strongly committed to lifelong learning.

Assoc. Prof. Dr. Karen Morgan
Deputy Dean/Director of Perdana University-Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland Medical Programme

Academic Team

Part-Time Faculty

Dr. Noraihan Mohd Nordin
Consultant Obstetrician & Gynaecologist
Hospital Kuala Lumpur

Dr. Lee Fatt Soon
Consultant Physician & Geriatrician and Head of Geriatric Unit
Hospital Kuala Lumpur

Dr. Achdiat Mahpha Fansuri Bin Mustafa
Department of Orthopedics & Traumatology
Hospital Putrajaya

Dato’ Dr. Zaininah Binti Mohd Zain
Hospital Kuala Lumpur

Dato’ Dr. Md. Hanip Bin Rafia
Senior Consultant Neurologist, Head of Department of Neurology
Hospital Kuala Lumpur

Dr. Nor Aina Emran
Head of Unit & Consultant Surgeon, Department of Surgery
Hospital Kuala Lumpur

Dr. Normayah Kitan
Head of Surgical, Department of Breast & Endocrine Surgeon
Hospital Putrajaya

Dr. Salina Abdul Aziz
Consultant Psychiatrist and Clinical Epidemiologist, Department of Psychiatry and Mental Health
Hospital Kuala Lumpur

Dr. Yap Yok Chin
Pediatric Nephorologist, Department of Pediatrics
Hospital Kuala Lumpur

Datuk Dr. Jaafar Che Mat
Hospital Tuanku Jaafar

Dr. Yau Weng Keong
Geriatric Unit, Department of Medicine
Hospital Kuala Lumpur

The PURCSI School of Medicine shares the ‘noble purpose’ of the Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland (RCSI): “Building on our heritage in surgery, we will enhance human health through endeavour, innovation and collaboration in education, research and service”.

We also share the RCSI statement of mission: “to educate, nurture and discover for the benefit of human health; to be recognised internationally as a leading centre for professional education, research and innovation in healthcare”.

The ethos of the PURCSI School of Medicine is founded on the principle that the patient’s interest is paramount in clinical teaching, medical practice and research. The objective of the PURCSI School of Medicine is to provide the education and experience that will enable its graduates to enter postgraduate training in the medical specialty of their choice. To achieve this we shall equip our medical students with the intellectual and personal attributes and skills to enable sound clinical decision-making and judgment, and to search for the best evidence to guide practice.

Our intention is to ensure our students are prepared for their bright futures with competence and proficiency.