FOONG Chan Choong is a senior lecturer at the Medical Education and Research Development Unit (MERDU), Faculty of Medicine, University of Malaya. He graduated with a First Class Honours degree in Science with Education, University of Malaya, and at the same institution, he obtained his PhD in the field of science education. He is also a Fellow of the (Foundation for Advancement of International Medical Education and Research) FAIMER PSG Regional Institute.
In MERDU, he was involved in developing the University’s new medical curriculum and now, he manages the programme evaluation and student support of this programme, and has become the Personal and Professional Development theme coordinator. His latest project in curriculum development was developing the Master of Medical Education, and he is currently the programme coordinator. His expertise and understanding of the development, implementation and improvement of academic programmes have made him the Programme Quality Assurance Expert (ProQAE) for the Faculty of Medicine. His innovations in medical and physics education have won recognitions/medals at the University's and international levels.
Foong Chan Choong is also a physics educationist. He loves physics and enjoys interacting with school students and teacher trainees. He is teaching for the Postgraduate Diploma of Education. He has been engaged in community services. He is a coach for debate team for a secondary school. The school won recognitions at the state and national levels.