The Academy of Medicine, Singapore, formally conferred 75 Fellowships, presented four Master of Health Education Professions – Singapore certificates and five Annals Reviewer Awards on Saturday, 7 October 2023 at the Induction Comitia held at the Grand Copthorne Waterfront Hotel.


The annual event was graced by Guest-of-Honour, Dr Tan See Leng, Minister for Manpower and Second Minister for Trade and Industry.

 

 

The afternoon’s proceedings began with an academic procession of the 2023 – 2024 council members and a welcome address by Master A/Prof Alan Ng.


A/Prof Ng reminded new Fellows of their special calling to the noble and highly respected profession and a lifetime dedicated to service. He touched on the importance of being part of a professional body and highlighted the Academy’s three strategic priorities; 1) Strengthening advocacy to shape and influence healthcare policies; 2) Advancing professionalism and upholding competency standards; and 3) Enhancing self-governance and self-regulation.

 

 

In his address to new Fellows and all present, Guest-of-Honour Dr Tan See Leng, acknowledged the significant role the Academy has played over the past 66 years in maintaining the excellence of healthcare in Singapore. He recognised the evolving roles that the Academy and specialists who make up its membership base; will have to play.

 

 

To this end, Dr Tan underscored the thrust of Healthier SG and the shift emphasis from reactive to preventive care by proactively empowering Singaporeans to stay healthy, detect health issues early, and manage them. He made a special call on the specialist fraternity for their help towards this goal. Dr Tan said that with medical practice becoming increasingly specialised and complex, more patients are dealing with multiple comorbidities, leading to referrals from one specialist to another. Specialists across all disciplines must collaborate closely with primary care practitioners to ensure the best health outcomes. The Academy which brings together specialists from the private and public sectors and spanning 35 specialties will have a big role to play.

 

 

In his closing remarks, Dr Tan encouraged all Fellows, “I believe that improvements in healthcare are not just driven by hardware investments or KPIs. They are fundamentally propelled by passion. We know that Medicine is a calling – a calling that comes from your heart, rooted in deep empathy and care for people. Stay true to your calling, and I am sure you will not only meet but exceed expectations, finding fulfilment in your journey as medical practitioners.”

 

Highlights of the Induction Comitia 2023:

The Academy Council and representatives of Colleges and Chapter attended the event to witness and welcome new Fellows of the Academy.

 

 

Chief Inductee A/Prof Philip Iau led all Fellow Inductees with the 66-year-old pledge committing to the highest standards and ideals of Medicine.

 

 

There were a record six inducted FAMS, who have been with the Academy since they started as Ordinary Members while they were undergoing residency. The Academy is delighted they have been elevated to full-fledged Fellows. Congratulations!

 

 

Certificates were presented to four health professionals who recently graduated with Master of Health Professions Education Singapore (MHPE-S), a joint collaborative programme with the Maastricht University.

 

 

The Annals Reviewer Awards are presented annually in recognition of our reviewers’ contribution of high-quality reviews. Their efforts have contributed to the success of the Annals whose Impact Factor is 5.2 (Clarivate 2023). The Academy is proud to present one platinum, four gold and seven silver awards to reviewers in 2022. We are thrilled that five award winners were able to join us at the Induction Comitia.

 

 

A reunion of sorts… among the Public Health, Dermatology and Neurology Fellows.

 

 

A get-together among friends, Guest-of-Honour and FAMS Dr Tan See Leng, sharing a light-hearted moment with the Academy Council.

 

 

Guests were treated to a tea-reception and lively conversations.

 


 


 

 

 

 

 

 


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Master's Speech
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GOH’s Speech

 

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