13 Jul 2017 IMU Co-founder Wins ASME Gold Medal 2017
22 June 2017 – IMU’s co-founder and currently Deputy Vice-Chancellor, International & Engagement, Dr Mei Ling Young was presented with the ASME (Association for the Study of Medical Education) Gold Medal 2017 by Prof Jen Cleland, Chair of ASME. This was at the Alumni Auditorium of the University of Exeter Forum building, United Kingdom. This Gold Medal is given in recognition to outstanding contributions to medical education as a whole.
Commenting on receiving the award, Dr Young said, “I feel very honoured to receive this award and to join past recipients who I have long admired and respected. To be recognized by my peers for my work over 25 years to create and develop the IMU is very special. It is really humbling to be the first Asian award recipient amongst so many other distinguished fellow awardees who have all made tremendous contributions to the world of medical education.”
Dr Young together with Datuk Dr Kamal Salih and the late Dr Saidi Hashim, founded International Medical College (IMC) in 1992. IMC then gained university status eight years later to become IMU. The University which started with a medical programme has now expanded a range of health professional undergraduate and postgraduate programmes including a pre-university programme. Dr Young has remained in the IMU and continues to be a major force within IMU and in the wider Malaysian and global educational communities. In addition to her role as IMU’s Deputy Vice-Chancellor, International and Engagement, she is also the Company Director of IMU Health and IMU Healthcare.
ASME was established in 1957 by the General Medical Council (GMC) to promote and conduct research into medical education. This association holds regular events and workshops, including flagship Annual Scientific Meeting (ASM) and Researching Medical Education (RME).
Congratulations to Dr Young on this outstanding achievement.