Assoc. Prof. Dr. Ho Khek Choong

Associate Professor – Faculty of Medicine



Teaching & Research Experience:

15 years

Research Interests

  • Communication skills and lifestyle change
  • Primary care management of depression
  • Medical education
  • Standardized patients
  • Clinical prediction rules
  • Point-of-care testing
  • Smart phone in healthcare


  • Clinical reasoning and problem solving
  • communication skills
  • lifestyle medicine
  • dermatology
  • mind-body illness
  • Methods of interest: flipped classroom, reflective learning, case-based learning, role-play and simulation-based learning

  • Senior Mentor for the Academy of Family Physicians of Malaysia

  • Use of the Communication Assessment Tool (CAT) in Undergraduate Family Posting: Comparing Self Assessments of Medical Students with assessments given by their Tutors and Simulated Patient, published in MedEdWorld Publish, Nov 2012

  • Poster presentation of ‘What do Medical Students think of Family Medicine? A cross-sectional study’ at the 20th Family Medicine Scientific Conference, August 2, 2017

  • Oral presentation of ‘Management of depression by general practitioners in private practice settings in Penang: A questionnaire survey’ during Mental Health Symposium, RUMC Research Day, Feb 22, 2019

  • Adherence to the Malaysian clinical practice guideline for depression by general practitioners in private practice in Penang; published in the Asian Journal of Psychiatry, February 2020.

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