28 Jun 2014
Medical Expert Witness Training - A collaboration between AMS, LSS, SMA & State Courts
A Collaboration between AMS, LSS, SMA and State Courts


A. To equip Singapore medical practitioners with basic legal knowledge and skills required to make medical expert reports and give oral expert evidence in proceedings before the Singapore courts.

B. To provide further training for Singapore medical practitioners who have already attained some basic legal knowledge and skills aforementioned.

- Seminars
- MCQ Quiz
- Written Assignment 
(drafting an expert report)
- Role play on giving oral evidence as an expert witness (to be conducted in actual courtrooms)
Date: 28 June, Saturday
Venue: Furama Riverfront Singapore, 405 Havelock Road, Singapore 169633
Capacity: 50 seats

8:30am - 9:00am Registration
9:00am - 9:15am Welcome & Course Overview
9:15am - 9:45am MCQ Quiz
9:45am - 10:30am Seminar 1: In General - Medical Expert
10:30am -10:50am Tea Break
10:50am - 11:35am Seminar 2: Instructions and Writing an Expert Report
11:35am - 12:20pm Seminar 3: Preparing for Court & Professional Issues
12:20pm - 1:20pm Lunch break
1:20pm - 2:05pm Seminar 4: Testifying in Court - What to Expect and Courtroom skills
2:05pm - 2:25pm Tea Break
2:25pm - 3:10pm Seminar 5: Specific Situations: Medical Experts in Criminal Courts, Coroner's Inquiries, Tribunals and Other Situations
3:10pm - 4:00pm Handing out of Assignment (drafting an expert report) & Instructions
4:00pm End of Day 1
Date: 12 July, Saturday
Venue: State Courts, No. 1 Havelock Square, Singapore 059724
Capacity: 25 seats

8:30am - 9:00am Registration
9:00am - 9:15am Welcome Address
9:15am - 10:15am Seminar: Common Pitfalls in Writing Expert Reports
10.15am - 10:30am Morning Break
10:30am - 1:30pm Role Play: Giving Oral Evidence in Court
- Participants will be divided into groups in this role play. You will have the opportunity to give oral evidence as an expert witness before a District Judge of the State Courts in actual courtrooms. Each group will be led by two lawyers and an experienced medical expert witness. Guidance and feedback will so be given by the District judge assigned to each group
1:30pm - 2:30pm Lunch Break
2:30pm - 3:30pm Closing Remarks/ Debrief
3:30pm End of Course

(State Courts' involvement on Day 2 only)

Number of CME points pending approval from the Singapore Medical Council.

Registration fees
Day 1 only (28 June) $200 (incl. GST) For SMA/AMS members, full refund upon completion of course
Day 1 & 2 (28 June & 12 July) $450 (incl. GST)

To register

Please download and complete this form


Visit: http://sma.org.sg/academy/OtherCourseDetail.aspx?CID=13&ID=120

For enquiries, please contact:

- Denise Tan
62231264 (Ext. 24)

- Loy Mongshi
62231264 (Ext. 30)