A Mahidol University International College (MUIC) alumna, who is now a first-year medical student in the St. George’s University/Northumbria University 4-Year MD Program in the United Kingdom, recently presented the initial findings of a joint MUIC-SGU research project at the 19th Congress of the International Federation of Associations of Anatomists (IFAA) in London, UK.
Ms. Pinthusorn “Blue” Eiamratchanee’s research presentation entitled, “Novel Insights into the Anatomy and Function of Intertendinous Connections in Human Hand” was part of a collaboration established by Dr. James Coey, Assistant Dean of Basic Sciences at SGU, and Mr. Athikhun Suwannakhan, a PhD student in the Department of Anatomy at Mahidol University.
“It was such an honor to work with Dr. Coey, an expert in the field of anatomy, and Mr. Suwannakhan, who comes from one of the most prestigious universities in Thailand,” said Ms. Eiamratchanee. “I was really excited about participating and presenting my work at the IFAA conference. It was an amazing opportunity for me to engage in both technological and educational discussions with different associations of anatomists from around the world.
“I have always wanted to be a medical doctor and a researcher,” she added. “I believe that, by being both, it would give me opportunities to use the current knowledge of science to help people understand the problems and obstacles in providing healthcare to patients, as well as expand the current knowledge as a tool for other physicians to provide better and more accurate medical diagnosis, treatment, and/or surgery.”