Newcastle University Medicine Malaysia

Staff Profile

Dr Gim Ong

Clinical Senior Lecturer


Current Role

  • Clinical Senior Lecturer


  • Phase I Clinical Skills review group
  • Phase II Family Medicine
  • Examination Sub-committee
  • Assessment working group


  • Phase I and II Communication teaching
  • FOCP communication course
  • Phase II Preparation for Practice module
  • Role player program
  • Stage 3 OSCE lead


  • MB BCH BaO (Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland)
  • LRCP&SI (Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland, Royal College of Physicians in Ireland)
  • DRCOG (Royal College of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, UK)
  • MRCGP (Royal College of General Practitioner, UK)

Previous Posts

  • 1998-1999 House Officer Medicine and Surgery (South Manchester Teaching Hospitals, UK)
  • 1999-2003 SHO, Registrar posts in A and E, General Surgery, Breast Surgery, Vascular Surgery, Cardiothoracic Surgery, Intensive Care, Orthopaedics Surgery and Urology
  • 2003-2005 SHO, Registrar posts in General Practice, Obsterics and Gynaecology, Paediatrics, and General Medicine
  • 2005-2014 GP partner in County Durham, Local Medical Council representative, Derwentside
  • 2012-2014 Voted as GP constituency lead, a governing body member to Clinical Commissioning Group North Durham


  • 1st Prize in Ophthalmology, Royal Victoria Eye and Ear Hospital, Dublin, Ireland. 2003
  • 2nd Prize in Ophthalmology, Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland. 2002


Research Projects

  • Attitudes towards communication skills using the modified communication skills attitude scale (CSAS) amongst early and late clinical Newcastle University Malaysia MBBS students
  • Standardised patients vs Student role players in the teaching of Medical Undergraduate Communication Skills
  • The prevalence of Autonomic Dysfunction and Chronic Fatigue in Johorian patients with chronic disease


Phase I

  • Teaching as well as organising all the communication seminar sessions, writing the session plans and providing the teaching materials for all the tutors involved
  • Provide all lectures relating to communications
  • Provide all role player training sessions

Phase II

  • Teach in Stage 3 FOCP, lead in the communication and CVS week
  • Teach in Family Medicine EJR for Stage 3
  • Teach and organise all Stage 4 communication seminars, writing session plans and providing teaching materials for all the tutors involved
  • Plan and run the Preparation for Practice module for Stage 5
  • Teach in Family Medicine ESR in Stage 5
  • Provide lectures relating to macro-economy of Healthcare
  • Provide all role player training sessions