Newcastle University Medicine Malaysia

Staff Profile

Dr Antonio Villarivera

Senior Clinical Lecturer



Dr. Antonio completed his five year residency training in General Surgery in the Philippines in 2004 and has been doing teaching and clinical practice since then. In 2010, he came to Malaysia as a senior lecturer in one of the medical schools in Penang. He later joined NUMed in 2013 as one of the senior clinical lecturers of the school.

Roles and Responsibilities

  • Design and deliver high quality teaching, learning materials, resources and activities across all stages of the NUMed MBBS curriculum
  • Reinforce and enhance the student experience by providing timely, sound support & effective feedback to the students
  • Plan, design, develop and facilitate the Simulation Based Medical Education Programme of NUMed to help improve and complement classroom based teaching across all stages of the MBBS curriculum


  • ongoing- Diploma in Medical Education: University of Newcastle upon Tyne, UK
  • 2014- Post Graduate Certificate in Medical Education (with Distinction): University of Newcastle upon Tyne, UK
  • 2006- Passed the Written Examination: Philippine Board of Surgery
  • 1999-2004- Residency Training in General Surgery: Capitol Medical Center, Manila, Philippines
  • 1995-1996- Post-Graduate Internship: Veterans' Memorial Medical Center, Manila, Philippines
  • 1991- 1995- Doctor of Medicine: Cebu Doctors' College of Medicine, Cebu, Philippines
  • 1987- 1991- Bachelor of Science, Major in Biology: University of the Philippines, Philippines


  • The Higher Education Academy UK- Fellow
  • UP Biological Society- Member


SIMULATION BASED MEDICAL EDUCATION: A COMPARISON BETWEEN WHAT LECTURERS TAUGHT AND WHAT STUDENTS LEARNED                                                                                                                                                    Antonio Jr Corpuz Villarivera MD, Sein Yee Min MD, Judy Madejar Bien RN, Tim Smith MD


Current teaching duties for NUMed MBBS Program:

  • Clinical skills session for Stage 1 and Stage 2
  • Lecture, skills session and hospital teaching for FOCP in Stage 3 and the surgical rotation for HBP in stage 5