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Dr. Nur Amalina Che Bakri

Dr. Nur Amalina Che Bakri

General surgeon & PhD clinical research fellow, Imperial College London

Dr. Nur Amalina Che Bakri has always wanted to be a doctor. “I care about people, and having the opportunity to make a difference and save lives daily is amazing,” she explains. Awarded the Kijang Emas Scholarship from Bank Negara Malaysia, she worked hard to complete her studies in the United Kingdom. There, she had access to some of the best teaching hospitals in the world.

Her hard work also won her a clinical research fellowship at Imperial College London. “I think it is important for doctors to get involved in medical research so that they can advance their skills in their area of speciality, be a better clinician and contribute towards the world of science and medicine,” she says.

Her PhD in surgical innovation and breast cancer using wearable activity monitors to improve patient outcomes is funded by the National Institute for Health and Care Research (NIHR). The young doctor shares that the secret to her success lies in hard work and self-discipline.

She aspires to excel in her speciality and be a role model worthy of emulation. “I hope to contribute scientifically and make advances that save lives and change the world, even if only a little bit. I also want to become more involved in education as sharing knowledge is so important to younger generations.”

(Photo: dramalinabakri @ Instagram)