Since 2005, over 30 MCKL graduates have been accepted to study medicine at Penang Medical College, now known as RCSI & UCD Malaysia Campus (RUMC). In 2015, Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland (RCSI) and University College Dublin (UCD) each offered their first ever full scholarship to Malaysian students. Both scholarships were won by MCKL students, Eunice Lim and Julian Sya. Every year since then, at least one MCKL student has received the scholarship. MCKL students continued this streak and did even better this year by winning three out of the six scholarships awarded. The recipients were Chan Shu Chen, Sheena Siva Subramaniam and Engracia Yap Shi Huan. Sheena and Engracia received scholarship from RUMC while Shu Chen will be receiving hers from The Star Education Fund.
In the recent conferring ceremony 2023, 80 medical students were conferred as doctors. Having completed a 5-year Undergraduate Medicine programme at the prestigious Irish university, these graduands which comprises both local and international students are now medical doctors who are ready to begin service as houseman within the Malaysian healthcare system or as interns globally.
Six MCKL Alumni made us proud by conferring as doctors in this ceremony at the highest honour. Sheena Siva Subramaniam was the Valedictorian and the Prize Winner for Surgery and O&G, Chan Shu Chen was the prize winner for Medicine and Ophthalmology, Slyvia Ling was the prize winner for Psychiatry and Paediatrics alongside Joanne Tan, Engracia Yap, Lee Ren Kai, and Lim Hao Yik.
Dr. Sheena Siva Subramaniam, Class of 2023 Valedictorian, and recipient of the awards for First Place in Surgery and Obstetrics & Gynaecology mentioned that “RUMC’s incredible lecturers and teachers really guided us and took the time to ensure that we were aware of our duties in the real world. This will serve as reminder for me to always learn and act practically as a clinician – which includes knowing my limits and boundaries, whilst growing and expanding my knowledge as I progress through my career in the foreseeable future”.