Director of SIMS, Professor Fatimah Lateef is highly passionate about simulation, having actively trained healthcare professionals to attain mastery of skills and situations.
She is also Senior Consultant, Director of Undergraduate Training and Education as well as Director of Clinical Service and Quality at the Department of Emergency Medicine, Singapore General Hospital. In addition to her role as Adjunct Associate Professor at Duke-NUS Medical School and Yong Loo Lin Medical School, National University of Singapore, she teaches part-time at the School of Health Sciences, Nanyang Polytechnic. Her areas of sub-specialisation include Pre-Hospital Care Medicine, as well as Cardiovascular and Neurovascular Emergencies. She also leads various leadership groups, grooming youths and doctors to excel, which also ties into her role as a core faculty nurturing residents in Emergency Medicine.
As a strong advocate of lifelong learning and empowerment, she has presented more than 600 abstracts at international conferences and published over 180 scientific papers in peer-reviewed journals. She is an active volunteer in the area of International Humanitarian Medicine and Acute Disaster Response, where she has led teams to countries such as Afghanistan, Iran, Pakistan, Iraq, Myammar, Africa, Indonesia and China for various causes and assistance. For her work across various fields, she has won a range of awards, such as Excellent Scientific Publication Award (2001), Best Teacher Award (2002), Good Mentor Award, SingHealth (2005), Dean's Award for Excellence in Teaching, NUS (2008), Singapore Medical Journal Recognition Award for Review with Distinction (2007-2014), Critical Talent Retention Award, SingHealth, and The Academy of Medicine, Gold Reviewer Award (2011), Excellent Educator Award 2015, amongst others.
Associate Professor Andrew Tan greatly values the importance of training the next generation of healthcare professionals, and believes simulation plays a pivotal role in high-quality training and patient safety.
He was appointed Director of the SGH Surgical Skills and Simulation Centre in 2011, and helped to transform the centre into a full-fledged, comprehensive training facility with skills-specific platforms cutting across all surgical and procedural specialties. He subsequently oversaw the transformation of the SGH centre into a SingHealth Duke-NUS entity, transferring the operations into a new facility at Academia to better serve the training needs of all staff and medical students.
A/Prof Tan has played an instrumental role in setting up SIMS. As Campus Director (SGH), he hopes that SIMS will not only nurture a new generation of highly-skilled healthcare professionals, but also set new standards for simulation training and research as a world-class simulation centre.
Adjunct Associate Professor Mok Yee Hui is a strong advocate that the experiential process and mindful reflection-upon-action debriefs are fundamental to simulation-based learning. She believes that these are the keys to the transformational practices that will improve patient care for healthcare professionals, teams and organisations.
Dr Mok took up the position of Director of the KK Women's and Children Hospital Simulation Centre in 2016, with aspirations to bolster its reputation as a specialised centre for neonatal, paediatric and women's simulation training and research. She is also a consultant paediatric intensivist with the children's intensive care unit at KK Women's and Children Hospital (KKH), with interests in paediatric resuscitation and crisis resource management. Recognising the importance of simulation training in preparing individuals and teams for high-risk, low-frequency events, she has been pivotal in developing and maintaining a simulation-based paediatric acute care curriculum for clinicians and nurses at KKH since 2007. Some of Dr Mok's achievements in simulation include successfully incorporating simulation-based learning into KKH's Children's Hospital Emergency Transport Service training. She has also introduced in situ simulation as a tool to identify latent safety threats within the neonatal and paediatric extra-corporeal membrane oxygenation programme as well as in other paediatric resuscitation processes at KKH.
Her passion for cultivating future generations of healthcare professionals led her to complete her simulation instructor courses under the Center for Medical Simulation (Boston) and the Danish Institute for Medical Simulation. She has also completed an educational fellowship with the Academic Medicine Education Institute Singapore in 2014/2015, and is currently pursuing a Health Profession Educator's programme with the Harvard-Macy Institute. She has been awarded the Dean's award for excellence in teaching at National University of Singapore and the Outstanding Faculty Award, Paediatric Residency SingHealth.
Adjunct Associate Professor Yuen Heng Wai has been involved in teaching and education for the past 10 years and is the first Director of the Centre for Advanced Clinical and Surgical Skills, which collaborates closely with the Changi Simulation Institute at Changi General Hospital (CGH).
Together, the two centres conduct medical simulation training, teaching and research on various advanced clinical skills and surgical techniques for local as well as international healthcare professionals. A/Prof Yuen strongly believes in enhancing patient safety through training and education, which are also tools to advance the frontiers of various fields and specialties in clinical medicine. At the same time, he is a strong advocate for faculty development and collaborative synergy in medical education; the courses at CGH involve teaching faculty from different hospitals in Singapore.
In pursuit of his passion for medical education, and to bring his teaching skills and experience to the next level, A/Prof Yuen is currently pursuing the Masters of Health Professions Education (MHPE) programme conducted by the Academy of Medicine Singapore (AMS) with Maastricht University, Netherlands.
In addition to being Campus Director (SKH) for SIMS, Sabrina is a nurse educator with critical care and medical/surgical clinical experience. She also has experience in academic and clinical nursing course curriculum development and in education administration as the education lead in National University Hospital and currently in Sengkang Health. Since 2004, Sabrina has designed, planned and established one academic and two hospital-based simulation centres in Singapore. In 2013, she completed the year-long Nursing SimLead P rogramme by the National League for Nursing (NLN). She served as co-chair for the Asia Pacific Meeting for Simulation in Healthcare (APMSH) in 2013 and the International Meeting for Simulation in Healthcare (IMSH) 2016.
Sabrina has been involved in clinical education training surrounding clinical workflows, patient safety, teamwork and communication, and clinical escalation through multi-disciplinary simulation training. She is the course director and faculty for the Simulation Essentials for Healthcare Education (SEHE) simulation faculty course. She also conducts simulation faculty development programmes for regional simulation users focusing on scenario designs, facilitation and technical strategies.
Currently serving on the editorial advisory board for the National League for Nursing Center for Innovation in Simulation and Technology, she is a sub-committee member for Quality, and a site reviewer, Accreditation Committee, Society for Simulation in Healthcare (SSH). She is also a Certified Healthcare Simulation Educator (CHSE) under SSH. Sabrina is the President for the Pan Asia Simulation Society in Health (PASSH) and Vice-President for the Society for Simulation in Healthcare Singapore (SSHS).
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