Assoc Prof Chan Choong Meng
Group Director, Education, SingHealth;
Chair, SingHealth Academy Executive Council & Advisor to Colleges
The healthcare landscape in Singapore is a challenging and ever-evolving one. With healthcare demands becoming more complex and diverse especially in light of our aging population, the role of SingHealth Academy, as the leading provider of clinical education, has become all the more crucial in nurturing a future-ready healthcare force.
SingHealth Academy has made several significant steps towards achieving its role as a premier provider for education. In 2017, we launched the five Colleges and the Institute of Medical Simulation (SIMS). Together with Academic Medicine Education Institute (AM•EI), they serve as the strong foundations on which our delivery of clinical training is built - providing more coordinated education pathways from undergraduate, graduate, postgraduate and continuing professional education to faculty development. This vertical integration will create synergy within each profession, and increase opportunities to foster closer collaboration across the various institutions.
Clinical competence alone is not enough. We must strive beyond competence to excellence. In order to meet the full spectrum of care needs today, our highly competent healthcare professionals must to learn to work effectively in a multi-disciplinary team. A key area of focus for the Academy will be Interprofessional Education (IPE). Through simulation and interprofessional learning, we can build strong, cohesive healthcare teams to confidently provide high quality patient care.
I invite you to join us as we take our next steps towards advancing clinical education and defining tomorrow's medicine for better patient care.