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Dr Foong Wei Cheng Senior Lecturer in Paediatrics

Contact Details

Email: wcfoong@pmc.edu.my

Biography

Wai Cheng received her medical degree from UniversitiSains Malaysia in1997. She completed her postgraduate training in Paediatrics and obtained the MRCPCH (UK) in 2003. She is registered with the National Specialist Register as a General Paediatrician. She has worked with the Ministry of Health from 1997 till 2005 before joining Penang Medical College where she is now a Senior Lecturer in Paediatrics. She is still a practicing paediatrician in Seberang Jaya Hospital and is involved in post-graduate teaching in government hospitals for MRCPCH. She is also a certified NRP and PALS instructor as well as a Cochrane Systematic Review author.

She has special interest in children with Thalassaemia and chronic illnesses. She is currently the leading educator for the SEA-URCHIN project in Penang, an international educational programme aiming to reduce neonatal infections though education for health care workers.

Qualifications 

  • M.D (USM)
  • MRCPCH (UK)

Research Interests 

  • Tocotrienol Supplementation in School Going Children with ADHD – a randomised controlled trial (TOCAT)
  • Propranolol on Chilren with Autism Spectrum disorder in Improving Language Functioning

Publications 

  • Lai NM, FoongSCheng, FoongWCheng, Tan K Co-bedding in neonatal nursery for promoting growth and neurodevelopment in stable preterm twins, Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews 2010, Issue 1, Art no CD 008313.  DOI/ 10.1002 14651858 CD 008313
  • Foong WC, Ho JJ, Foong SC, Tan ML, Ching LL, Yeow TP,  Easaw S , Loh RLC Pre-clinical undergraduate students’ preparedness for Evidence-based medicine learning, poster presentation for the Irish Network of Medical Educators (INMED) Annual Scientific Meeting 2013,University College Dublin, Ireland; oral presentation for the 8th International Medical Education Conference, International Medical University Malaysia 2013
  • Foong SC, Tan ML, Ho JJ, Foong WC, Mid-course appraisal as a tool to help students with problems in the undergraduate paediatric course; poster presentation for the Irish Network of Medical Educators (INMED) Annual Scientific Meeting 2013,University College Dublin, Ireland; oral presentation for the 8th International Medical Education Conference, International Medical University Malaysia 2013
  • May Loong Tan, Jacqueline J Ho, Siew Cheng Foong, Wai Cheng Foong, A survey of Lactation Management teaching in Malaysian undergraduate medical schools; poster presentation for the Irish Network of Medical Educators (INMED) Annual Scientific Meeting 2013, University College Dublin, Ireland; poster presentation for the 8th International Medical Education Conference, International Medical University Malaysia 2013Poster presentation at INMED 2013
  • Poster presentation at the International Thalassaemia Conference 2008

– as main author for the poster entitled ‘An evaluationof ferritin levels in patients with beta thalassaemia major during the phases of subsidized and then free-of-charge supply of iron chelators in Penang, Malaysia’

– as co-author for poster entitled ‘Determinants of intention to use iron chelation therapy among thalassaemic children in Penang: Responses from initial key-informant interviews’