Melissa Binti Johari Chan

How do you feel today after your conferring?
It is an honour and a privilege to have finished here today. It was a long journey. There were times when I thought that I might not make it but I got through it with the help of my friends and family.

Looking back over the five years, what do you think is the best feature of having being a student at RCSI & UCD Malaysia Campus?
The staff are very helpful, they are there whenever you need them. Day or night you can call them for any advice. We have students from all over the country. You get to meet and interact with them. I think that all of this plays a part in medical school. It is not just the theory but the support that they provide for you.

You spent your first two and a half years at RCSI in Dublin. Could you describe what that experience was like?
I wanted to go there because of the rich history of the college. I wanted to be a part of that. When I was there it was daunting at first without my family but there was a very large Malaysian student association. They take you under their wing and as a consequence you never feel alone.

What are you most looking forward to about putting most of the training you have learned into practice?
I always wanted to be a paediatrician. Interacting with children makes me really happy in life.