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Associate Professor in Paediatricsdrfscheng

 Contact Details

 Email: scfoong@pmc.edu.my

 Biography

Assoc. Prof Dr Foong Siew Cheng obtained her medical degree from Universiti Sains Malaysia in 1994. She completed her postgraduate training in Paediatrics and obtained the MRCP (UK) in 1998. She is registered with the National Specialist Register as a General Paediatrician. She worked with the Ministry of Health from 1994 till 2000 before joining Penang Medical College where she is now an Associate Professor in Paediatrics.

 She still serves as a paediatrician in Penang Hospital and is involved in post-graduate teaching for local candidates for the MRCPCH. She is also a certified NRP and PALS instructor, a breastfeeding advocate, as well as a Cochrane Systematic Review author. Her special interest is in Medical Education and she leads the Medical Education Community of Practice in Penang Medical College.

 Qualifications 

  • MD (USM)
  • MRCP (PAEDS) UK

 Research Interests 

  • Propanolol in Children with Autism Spectrum Disorder in Improving Language Functioning
  • Tocotrienol supplementation in school going children with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder  – a randomized controlled trial (TOCAT)
  • Cochrane Systematic Review Protocol: Interventions for increasing milk supply in non-hospitalized breastfeeding mother-infant pairs

 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 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
  • 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
  • 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 2013