Academic Medicine Education Institute To Be Launched In September

3 Aug

SINGAPORE: A new Academic Medicine Education Institute will be launched on September 6.

It is for heathcare workers interested in teaching and educational administration.

The institute, a collaboration between SingHealth and Duke-NUS, brings together their expertise and strengths in education.

It will support innovation in teaching methods and curriculum and promote research that focuses on learning outcomes.

This was announced by Health Minister Gan Kim Yong at the 2nd SingHealth Duke-NUS scientific congress, which was attended by more than 2,500 medical, nursing, allied health and research professionals, as well as academic scholars and overseas healthcare leaders.

The institute will have a several training courses, ranging from surgical skills development, and simulation and training.

Professor Ivy Ng, Group CEO of SingHealth, said: “A large number of our staff are already educating the next generation of healthcare workers in all domains – in medicine, nursing, allied health professionals, even healthcare administrators.

“Certainly, we want to upscale them so that they can truly do this work of education better. The other aspect of having the education institute is to look into innovations in education and to do research in education as well.”

Twelve healthcare workers were also conferred the inaugural SingHealth Academy Duke – NUS Golden Apple Awards for their outstanding contributions in their field of work.

-CNA/ac

Channel News Asia

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