On 31 July 2015, the Academy held its second Induction Comitia for the year which was held in conjunction with the 49th Singapore-Malaysia Congress of Medicine at the Academia @ SingHealth.  The event was graced by Mr JY Pillay, Chairman of the Council of Presidential Advisers of the Republic of Singapore.

The evening commenced with the conferment of Honorary Fellowship on Mr JY Pillay.   One of the pioneers who helped build Singapore economy after its separation from Malaysia in 1965, he also held important and influential positions in the fields of finance, defence, commerce and national development.  In recognition of his legendary contributions and service to Singapore, the Academy Council was pleased to bestow the Academy’s highest honour to Mr JY Pillay.


Master presenting the Honorary Fellowship certificate to Mr Pillay.
Mr Pillay giving his address.                                                            


A total of 73 new Fellows  and 13 distinguished overseas members who are Presidents of the fraternal colleges from different specialties, were conferred fellowship of the Academy.  The pledge taking was lead by Dr Dujeepa Dasharatha Samarasekera from the Chapter of Clinician Educators.

The Induction Comitia also witnessed the graduation of eight trainees who had successfully completed their diplomas under the Staff Registrar Scheme.  They were graduates from the Diploma in Emergency Medicine, Diploma in Internal Medicine (with Focus on Hospital Medicine), Diploma in Neonatology, Diploma in Neurology and Diploma in Palliative Medicine.



Induction Comitia Programme
Address by Dr Lim Shih Hui, Master, Academy of Medicine, Singapore
Address by Prof Dato' Dr P Kandasami, Master, Academy of Medicine,Malaysia
Address by Dr Donald Li, President, Hong Kong Academy of Medicine



The stage  party and GOH taking their pledge.

Newly admitted inductees took their pledge, led by Dr Dujeepa Dasharatha Samarasekera.

The Academy presented the Annals Best Publications Award 2014 to the top three papers based on clinical impact, study design and research methodologies, data analysis and quality of data interpretation and balanced discussion.  The Annals Gold Reviewer Award 2014 was also presented to the reviewers for their outstanding reviews done for the Annals.

Professor James Donovan Best, delivering the oration.

The evening’s highlight was the 22nd Gordon Arthur Ransome Oration delivered by Professor James Donovan Best, Dean of Lee Kong Chian School of Medicine, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore.  His lecture was entitled ‘Is Medicine Still an Art?'





















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