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Dr Nur Amalina Che Bakri


General surgeon & PhD clinical research fellow, Imperial College London

Dr Nur Amalina Che Bakri 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, where 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, where she now pursues her passion for clinical work and research. “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.

The young doctor shares the secret to her success lies in hard work and self-discipline, “I have worked hard to be where I am today, and I will continue to do so.”

Amalina aspires to excel in her area of speciality and to 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 the knowledge is so important to younger generations. I want to inspire young people to pursue careers where they can make a positive impact on others,” she says.