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Dr Tan May Loong Lecturer, Department of Paediatrics

Contact Details

Email: mltan@pmc.edu.my

Biography

Dr Tan May Loong was trained at Faculty of Medicine, University of Malaya and graduated in 2001. In 2006, she received her Membership of Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health (MRCPCH), United Kingdom. She has served in the Ministry of Health from 2001 until 2009 when she joined Penang Medical College as a lecturer. Other than teaching undergraduate medical students, she is a certified Neonatal Resuscitation Programme (NRP) instructor and is also involved in post-graduate teaching for local candidates for MRCPCH.

Her special interests are in the area of developmental and behavioural problems of childhood. She is also a breastfeeding advocate. She is the leading lecturer in lactation management for Penang Medical College undergraduates and is actively involved education and training related to both areas of interest.  She is currently serving at Hospital Pulau Pinang as an honorary Paediatrician.

Qualifications 

  • MBBS (UM)
  • MRCPCH (UK)

Research Interests 

  • Childhood Developmental and Behavioural Problems:2010-2012: Grant holder from PEMANDU/MPOB and Principal Investigator for “Tocotrienol supplementation for school going children with ADHD – A randomised control trial”

Publications

  • Tan ML, Ho JJ, Teh KH. Polyunsaturated Fatty Acids (PUFAs) for children with specific learning disorders (Review). Cochrane database of systematic review, Issue 12. Art. No.CD009398. 2012
  • 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
  • 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
  • Hadi Ahmad Ahzad, Siti Fatimah Ramli, Tan May Loong, Iman Salahshourifar Bin Alwi Zilfalil, Narazah Mohd Yusoff, De novo Ring Chromosome 6 in a Child with Multiple Congenital Anomalies, Kobe J. Med. Sci., 2010; 56 (2):E79-E84.