TRIBUTE TO OUR CO-FOUNDER AND BOARD MEMBER
The Late Dr Mei Ling Young
1949 – 2021
A charismatic, exuberant and passionate social scientist, the late Dr Mei Ling Young, or fondly known as Mei Ling, was one of the three founders of the International Medical College (IMC), Malaysia’s first private medical college in 1992.
Together with Tan Sri Datuk Dr Kamal bin Salih and the late Dr Saidi Hashim, they had embarked on a mission – to establish an educational model that would allow more young Malaysians to pursue their ambitions to become doctors and other healthcare professionals through a globally recognised curriculum. With the help of two established professors of medical education, Ron Harden and Ian Hart, they devised a simple, brilliant but daring model and the only one of its kind in the world where all students who achieved the required standard, the outcomes, can be transferred in their clinical years to initially. Five and later, to nearly 33 renowned medical schools throughout the English-speaking world. Her determined and visionary leadership has been an example to us all for the near 30 years since our establishment. [Read more here]
For students and staff alike, Mei Ling nurtured in us an unending thirst for knowledge. By her own example, she encouraged a humble but unyielding pursuit of excellence, and in her personal and professional life, she gave us the greatest gift of all: the dream of discovering new things for ourselves, and the ability to realise that dream.
Also known for her inclusive, positive and caring nature, she will continue to touch countless lives – even as she passes on from this one. Her legacy will live on in IMU, through each student, staff and everyone else who have passed through IMU’s doors.
As a tribute to the late Mei Ling, you may share your thoughts, photos and on this site: https://www.forevermissed.com/meiling-young/about
Thank you and may you rest in peace Mei Ling.