UPs Faculty of Medicine has appointed a Deputy Dean for Clinical Affairs, Dr. Prom Vireak.

The Faculty of Medicine is very pleased to announce that Dr. Prom Vireak has been appointed Deputy Dean for Clinical Affairs, an essential position to ensure that students have best possible clinical experiences during their hospital clerkships and internships.

Dr. Vireak is a Pediatrician and one of the few Advanced Pediatric Life Support Instructors in Cambodia. He graduated in Medicine from the University of Health Sciences and then joined the Pediatric Residency Program at Angkor Hospital for
Children in Siem Reap. During his training, he had the opportunity to get short-term training in Pediatric Oncology in the United States for three consecutive years. He also successfully completed a one-year training and got a Diploma of Child Health by the University of Sydney/Sydney Children’s Hospital Network.

Before joining UP, Dr. Vireak helped to set up the first Pediatric Oncology program in the country and was in charge of the program at Angkor Hospital for Children until his departure. He was also a speaker in the Pediatric Oncology Conference in Singapore.

Dr. Vireak has published in Blood Advances, an American scientific journal of the prestigious family of the Blood journal, and also looks forward to contributing to research at UP.

UP launched its new 2-year part-time Diploma of Implantology course last week. Under the leadership of Dr Patrick Tseng who heads the Australian team, and Dr Tak Ranuch who heads the Cambodian team, the course began for the 19 dentists who passed the entry exam and interview.
The first week included lectures (both on-site and via skype using UP’s new audiovisual teaching facilities), a hands-on soft tissue surgery exercise on pigs heads, and an introduction to one of the implant systems used in the course (ANKER) by local dentist Dr Sok Chenh Chhean.

Based on a similar course at University of Sydney, this will be perhaps the most challenging of any implant course offered in Cambodia to date, and requires a high level of English proficiency and a considerable amount of self-study. Module 2 of the 4-module course will be in mid 2020. Before then the participants will be starting surgery on some of the 6 fully-documented cases required to complete the course.

UP is seeking patients requiring implants which will be supervised by specialists and provided at low cost.