Dr-Tan-Kean-Chye Lecturer, Department of Family MedicineContact DetailsEmail: kctan@pmc.edu.my

Tel: 04-2263458 ext 211


Dr. Tan Kean Chye joined Penang Medical College in the year 2011 as lecturer in the Department of Family Medicine. Apart from his usual roles in teaching and guiding students undergoing training in the Family Medicine rotation, he is also involved in the training of students in the clinical skills unit. Dr. Tan has keen interest in the field of medical simulation, where he conducts simulation exercise for students mainly in medical emergencies.

Dr. Tan is also a Basic Life Support and Advanced Life Support Instructor. He conducts training for Health Care Providers under Penang CPR Society.

During his free time, he actively volunteers for St. John Ambulance of Malaysia, by conducting training courses and offering his services for members and the public.


  • Bachelor of Science (Medical Science)
  • Medical Doctor (MD)
  • Occupational Health Doctor (OHD-NIOSH)
  • Post Graduate Diploma in Primary Care Dermatology
  • Diploma in Family Medicine

Research Interests 

  • Medical simulation
  • Clinical skills
  • Depression, anxiety and stress levels amongst high school and undergraduate students


  • Acute emergency teaching for final year medical students using advanced patient simulator: a preliminary evaluation
  • Competence in practical skills – are self-assessed confidence and work-based assessment reliable measures?
  • Is students’ confidence callibrated by knowing their competence?
  • Use of the Commmunication Assessment Tool (CAT) in undergraduate family medicine posting: Comparing self assessment by students with assessments given by their tutors and simulated patient
  • Clinical diagnostic factors in predicting surgical intervention for suspected appendicitis