March 2, 2022 Dr Sow Chew Fei

Dr Sow Chew Fei

Dr Sow Chew Fei

MBBS (MAHE), Diploma in Dermatology (Glasgow, UK), MMEd (Dundee)


Director of Clinical Skills & Simulation Centre

Associate Dean of Clinical & Experiential Learning

Areas of Expertise

Medical Education



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Involvement in Conference/Symposium/Faculty Development Activities

  • Facilitator of IMU faculty development workshop (Flipped Classroom, Peer Observation Teaching, Clinical Education, Setting Higher Order thinking, Assessment on Rubric Design, Aligning conceptualising PEO and PLO, OSCE examiner, Peer tutoring)
  • Facilitator for pre-conference workshop at IMEC 2016 on “Developing Cultural Cognizance in Clinical and Communication Skills for Undergraduate Students in Health Professions Education”
  • Facilitator for workshop for Faculty of Medicine, University Kuala Lumpur Royal College of Medicine Perak (UniKL RCMP) 2016 on “Bedside teaching and assessment of clinical competencies”
  • Oral presentation at 3rd APME-Net Reseach Meeting & The 48th AnnualMeeting of the Japan Society for medical Education (JSME), Osaka, Japan 2017 on “Embracing the ‘doctors-to-teach’ philosophy - A comparison of the effects of participation between the peer tutors and clinical skills instructors”
  • Poster presentation for IMEC 2017 on “Simulated Patient Training Program: An ingredient to enhance performance “
  • Scientific committee for IMEC 2018
  • Poster presentation at AMEE 2018 on “Comparing the ratings of Academic, Non-academic and Lay Person at Multiple Mini-Interview”
  • Speaker on symposium“Virtual Reality and Simulation” and oral presentation on “Evaluation of a Peer-Tutor Program in an undergraduate medical school” at Colombo Conference on Medical Education 2019
  • Scientific Committee 2020
  • Oral Presentation on “Examiner background as a factor in assessor variance” in AMEE 2020
  • Speaker at 5th International Conference on Health Profession Education (2021), Pakistan in the symposium on “Simulation-based Education: The new normal”
  • Scientific Committee Chair of IMEC 2022

Publications in Health Professions Education

  1. Siaw-Cheok Liew, Susmita Dutta, Jagmohni Kaur Sidhu, Ranjit De-Alwis, Nicole Chen, Chew-Fei Sow & Ankur Barua (2014) Assessors for communication skills: SPs or healthcare professionals?, Medical Teacher, 36:7, 626-631
  2. Siaw-Cheok Liew, Chew-Fei Sow, Jagmohni Sidhu and Vishna Devi Nadarajah (2015) The near-peer tutoring programme: embracing the ‘doctors-to-teach’ philosophy a comparison of the effects of participation between the senior and junior near-peer tutors, Med Educ Online , 20: 27959
  3. Allan Pau, Yu Sui Chen, Verna Kar Mun Lee, Chew Fei Sow and Ranjit De Alwis (2016). What does the multiple mini interview have to offer over the panel interview? Med Educ Online, 21: 29874 -
  4. Andrew LS Foong, Chew-Fei Sow, Shamala Ramasamy, Poh-Sin Yap. (2019). Pre-tertiary education, ethnicity, and attitudes of Asian medical undergraduates towards communication skills. International journal of medical education. 10, 1-8
  5. Foong, A. L., & Sow, C.F (2020). Psychosocial and Cultural Barriers to Communication Skills Learning in a South East Asian Medical School. Journal of Higher Education Theory and Practice, 20(4), 152-163.
  6. Vishna Devi Nadarajah, Chew Fei Sow , Sharifah Sulaiha Syed Aznal, Adam Montagu, Katharine Boursicot and Hui Meng Er. (2020). Development of and First Experiences with a Framework (EASI) for Options and Implementation Opportunities for Online Clinical and Communication Skills Learning. Journal of Medical Education and Curricular Development Volume 7: 1–4
  7. Sow C.F., Goh, L.K. & Ja’afar, S (2020). Implementation of an Immunisation Project for the refugees using the Logic Model. Malaysian Journal of Public Health Medicine, 20(3), 125-133. Https://Doi.Org/10.37268/MJPHM/Vol.20/No.3/Art.604.
  8. Sow CF, Chandratilake M, Nadarajah VD. Developing a professionalism education framework at the institutional level with multidisciplinary consensus. Education in Medicine Journal. 2021;13(2):25–40.