Newcastle University Medicine Malaysia

Staff Profile

Dr Ma Brenda Pancho

Associate Professor, Assistant Dean for Student Support

Background

Current Roles:

Dr. Ma. Brenda Pancho was appointed in October 2015 as Assistant Dean for Student Support whose main roles are the provision of pastoral and study skills support to students in all NUMed programs, referral of students to other NUMed departments involved in student services and the management of the student tutoring system.   

As Associate Professor, she contributes to teaching in the Patient, Doctor and Society (PDS) units in both the pre-clinical and clinical phases of the MBBS Program.

She is currently the Unit Lead for the PDS units in Stage 2 of the MBBS Program and sits as a member of the Phase 1 Teaching and Learning Committee.


Qualifications:

-          Postgraduate Diploma in Medical Education (Distinction), Newcastle University, United Kingdom 

-          Master of Public Health (First Class Honours), University of Auckland, New Zealand 

-          Doctor of Medicine (Integrated Arts and Medicine [INTARMED] Program), University of the Philippines Manila, College of Medicine 

-          Bachelor of Science in Basic Medical Sciences (INTARMED Program), University of the Philippines Manila, College of Medicine


Honours, Awards, Scholarships

2016 – Postgraduate Diploma in Medical Education (Distinction), Newcastle University, UK

2003 – Master of Public Health (First Class Honours), University of Auckland, New Zealand

2003 – Community Health Prize in Public Health for Best Dissertation/Thesis, University of Auckland, New Zealand

2001-2003 – Asian Development Bank – Japan Scholarship (Master of Public Health) 

1998 – Most Outstanding Philippine Science High School Alumni (Gawad Lagablab Award), for Community Service (Medicine)

1997 – Rizal Award for Rural Physicians

1985-1992 – University of the Philippines - Philippine Government Scholarship (INTARMED Program)

1985 – The Outstanding Youth Science Researcher, Ministry of Education, Culture and Sports, Philippines

 

Membership in Professional Organizations

Philippine Medical Association

Teaching

Contributes to teaching in the following units in the MBBS Programme:

  • Patients, Doctors and Society 1
  • Patients, Doctors and Society 2
  • Patients, Doctors and Society 3
  • Patients, Doctors and Society 4
  • Patients, Doctors and Society 5
  • Nutrition, Metabolism and Endocrinology 1

Publications