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Nurturing Tomorrow’s Leaders Within a Culture of Academic Medicine


At the SingHealth Duke-NUS Academic Medical Centre, we advance medical knowledge and embrace life-long learning for one purpose – to improve our patients’ lives.

We constantly upgrade our professional knowledge to sharpen our edge in providing excellent patient care.  We teach and develop the next generation of healthcare professionals so that they can deliver even better care tomorrow.

Together with Duke-NUS Medical School, we are committed to enhancing healthcare education in Singapore and raising standards of our community of educators.  

           

SingHealth Academy

Headed by A/Prof Chan Choong Meng, SingHealth’s Group Director of Education, SingHealth Academy aims to develop the strategic education goals to guide us towards achieving our vision to be the education provider of choice for healthcare professionals, residents and students. As the education arm of the largest healthcare cluster in Singapore, SingHealth Academy is committed to providing high quality clinical training and education to nurture a multidisciplinary team of committed, competent and capable healthcare professionals and leaders.

Building on the collective strengths of its Colleges and Institute, the Academy will play a central role in Interprofessional Education (IPE), promoting greater collaboration, synergy and innovation across the various institutions and professions in SingHealth. It will offer a wide range of coordinated education pathways for healthcare professionals across the continuum – from undergraduate, graduate and postgraduate, to continuing education and faculty development.

  • College of Allied Health
    Provides strategic skills training to train competent allied health professionals to provide quality and integrated patient-centric care.

  • College of Clinical Dentistry
    Educates and nurtures the next generation of oral healthcare professionals through quality education programmes and dedicated faculty.

  • College of Clinical Medicine
    Coordinates and facilitates all clinical education for physicians, with a focus on the integration of medical education from student to specialist.

  • College of Clinical Nursing
    Empowers nurses in Singapore and around the region with advanced clinical knowledge and expertise to deliver the best patient care.

  • College of Healthcare Administration and Leadership
    Builds the healthcare administration and leadership competencies of our staff (across all professions), and develops them into future-ready leaders.

  • SingHealth Duke-NUS Institute of Medical Simulation
    Draws upon the synergy of the collective expertise, curriculum and resources in SingHealth to deliver quality simulation training for healthcare professionals to sharpen their clinical skills.

To build a pool of future-ready healthcare professionals, SingHealth Academy will advance education for clinical excellence and be one of the best places for clinical education in Singapore and the region. For more information, visit www.singhealthacademy.edu.sg

SingHealth Academy also manages the following key education domains:

  • SingHealth Residency is committed to nurturing and developing our Residents into well-rounded clinicians. Learn from our 800-strong faculty who are passionate about sharing their love of Medicine to help you discover yours.

    As the largest Sponsoring Institution for Residency Programmes in Singapore, you will enjoy comprehensive training from our wide case-mix and 42 specialties across SingHealth. As you choose the medical specialty– find your niche in patient care and contribute to transforming Medicine through opportunities in research or teaching. 
  • To nurture our educators and impart to them the necessary competencies in teaching and educational pedagogies, the Duke-NUS SingHealth Academic Medicine Education Institute (AM•EI) was launched in September 2012. A joint institute of Duke-NUS and SingHealth, AM•EI brings together educational expertise from as a community of excellent educators and leaders in education, committed to excellence in teaching and learning. Tailored to the needs of clinician educators of all levels, AM•EI offers faculty development programmes to enhance teaching competencies for educators to raise teaching standards as they nurture healthcare professionals. In teaching well, we give our patients the best care.

Other training and education partners:
- SingHealth Alice Lee Institute of Advanced Nursing (Alice Lee IAN)
- SGH Postgraduate Allied Health Institute (PGAHI)
SGH Postgraduate Medical Institute (PGMI)
- PRiME (Primary Care Medical Education)
- Academic Centre for Oral Health (ACORN)
   

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