International adviser – Burma/Myanmar
Professor Nyunt Thein graduated from the then Institute of Medicine 1, Yangon in 1976.
He started his career as a pathologist before moving into internal medicine. Professor Thein worked and trained in the UK during the 1990s. After returning to Burma in 1997, he worked in a series of clinical and teaching posts in the teaching hospitals of Yangon, culminating in a tenure as professor and head of the Department of Medicine, University of Medicine of Medicine 1, Yangon.
Professor Thein’s passion is education and training. From his days as an assistant lecturer in pathology until he retired as head of medicine, he has trained generations of Burmese doctors, including thousands of undergraduate students and hundreds of postgraduate trainees over decades.
Elected a fellow of the RCP in 2014 and maintaining close ties with the RCP’s sister colleges in Edinburgh and Glasgow, Professor Thein played a crucial role in establishing examination centres for the MRCP PACES exam in Burma/Myanmar.
Now an emeritus professor of medicine, Professor Thein remains active in the Burmese medical community and continues to support aspiring young doctors with his wealth of experience.