Hospital Description

Country: 
Malaysia
Setting: 
Semi-urban - Penang, Malaysia
Number of Patient Beds: 
211
Bed Occupancy Rate: 
71%
Outpatients Seen Per/Day: 
668
Departments/Specialties: 
Anesthesiology
Cardiology
Dentistry
ENT
Family medicine
Gastroenterology
Internal medicine
Neuro-behavioral medicine
Neurology
Nephrology
Neonatology
OB/Gyn
Occupational health
Oncology
Ophthalmology
Orthopedics
Pediatrics
Preventive medicine
Psychology
Radiology
Reproductive medicine
Respiratory medicine
Surgery
Urology
Urogynecology
Typical Cases: 
Acute and Chronic
Types of Health Care Students Accepted: 
Medical
Public health
Dietetics
Health education
Allied Health
Languages Spoken: 
English
Mandarin
Hokkien
Bahasa Malaysia (Malay)
Language Requirements/Fluency: 
English
Additional Volunteer Opportunities: 
Community health promotion programs, Outreach programs, Marketing & PR, etc.
Max Number of Students: 
5
Accreditation: 
Joint Commission International (first hospital to have this in Malaysia), Malaysian Society for Quality and Health, Baby Friendly Hospital (first private hospital to have this in Malaysia), HPH - part of WHO Hospital Network (first hospital to have this i

Trip Logistics

Recommended Airport: 
Penang International Airport
Visa Requirements for U.S. Citizen: 
None for visits of less than 90 days
Transport from Airport Provided: 
Yes - $15
Time from Airport to Hospital: 
30 min.
Type of Student Housing: 
Apartment
Cost of Housing/night: 
$10/night
Meal Plan: 
Cafeteria, self-prepared meal, eatery outlet
Cost of Meals/day: 
$3-5/meal, $10-15/day
Recommended Months to Visit: 
Year-round
Additional Fees: 
None
Comments from Site: 
It may be helpful to familiarize yourself with some basic Bahasa Malaysia (Malay language) and bring a phrasebook.
Last Updated: 
August 23, 2013