Thum Ying Ying
Dr Thum Ying Ying graduated from RCSI & UCD Malaysia Campus (PMC) in 2016. Due to the unique pathway offered by PMC, she chose to do her pre-clinical years at University College Dublin (UCD) and her clinical training in Penang.
After receiving the MMA Award for first in Paediatrics final examinations in 2016, she said:
“Going through medical school is a journey you will appreciate. The bonds you make with friends, patients and lecturers while you study may be different once you start to work”
Irish Experience & Activities
In Ireland, Dr Thum won the James B Coakley Award for Dissection. As an active member of UCD’s Malaysian Society, she was directly involved in society events including the 2012 Malaysian Night in UCD, a high-profile event that showcases Malaysian culture to the wider UCD community.
She organised and participated in the 2012 UCD-RCSI PMC Games where she won both gold and silver medals for badminton.
Volunteerism & Award
She was an active volunteer in Ireland with both the St Vincent de Paul Society and the Little Sisters of the Poor. She also worked as a camp counsellor in Connecticut, USA.
For this in 2013, she was presented the UCD International Student of the Year Award by the Minister of Education in Ireland.