Continuing Professional Development
The Academy conducts regular continuing professional development (CPD) activities in the form of lectures and symposia (by visiting experts and local specialists) as well as conferences. To facilitate CPD for the busy clinician, we have commenced online professional development activities.
Quality Assurance Programme for Specialists
The Academy has developed a pilot programme on self-appraisal to allow for a self-directed appraisal, as well as to allow our medical colleagues and patients to appraise us. The focus is on facilitating self-awareness of core professional competencies. Three types of questionnaires are available to members on the Academy’s secured website. Members can download these 3 sets of questionnaires via the Member Login on the Academy’s homepage. To access to this restricted secured area, Fellows must key in their MCR/DBR No. and password.
Advanced Specialist Training and Accreditation
The advanced specialty training (AST) programmes, which are common to all 35 registered specialties, are administered by the Joint Committee on Specialist Training (JCST). The JCST is appointed by the Specialist Accreditation Board (SAB) to set the professional standards for specialist training and establish the framework for assuring the quality of specialist training in Singapore. The JCST also oversees the accreditation of training departments and institutions. The JCST Secretariat is serviced jointly by the Academy of Medicine, Singapore and the Division of Graduate Medical Studies (DGMS), National University of Singapore. The Specialist Training Committees (STCs) for the 35 specialties report to the JCST. They are responsible for conducting specialist exit assessments and examinations. The Director, DGMS and the Master of the Academy are appointed as co-chairmen of the JCST. Four other representatives from the Academy are appointed as members to this committee.
Orations/Lectures/Awards and Medals (in alphabetical order)
Academy of Medicine Gold Medal
Established in 1989, the Medal is awarded annually to the best student in the Pathology and Microbiology who has successfully completed the Second Professional BDS Examination.
Chapter of Paediatricians Lecture
Established in 1998, the Lecture is open to distinguished members of the medical profession by invitation (local as well as overseas). The Lecture is held biennially in conjunction with the Annual Scientific Meeting of the Chapter of Paediatricians, Academy of Medicine, Singapore.
Chapter of Surgeons Gold Medal
The Medal, funded by proceeds from the 23rd Annual Combined Surgical Meeting, is awarded annually to the top candidate in the M Med (Surgery) Examination.
Chapter of Surgeons Lecture
Established in 1990, the Lecture is open to Fellows of the Chapter of Surgeons. It is delivered at the Annual Combined Surgical Meeting of the Chapter of Surgeons, Academy of Medicine, Singapore.
The Council of the Academy may, on the recommendation of its Chapters, appoint one distinguished overseas visitor per year as a Distinguished Academician for the year.
G A Ransome Gold Medal
Established in 1978 in memory of the late Emeritus Professor Sir Gordon Arthur Ransome, the Medal is awarded annually to the candidate who has distinguished himself in the M Med (Internal Medicine) Examination.
Galloway Memorial Lectureship
Instituted in 1959 in memory of the late Sir David Galloway, the Lectureship is open annually to all Academicians and practitioners of Medicine and its allied fields.
Gordon Arthur Ransome Oration
Established in 1971, the Oration is open to distinguished members of the medical profession and the public by invitation. The Oration is held biennially in conjunction with the Congress of Medicine in Singapore.
Joint Lectureship of the Academy of Medicine, Singapore and the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh
Established in November 1994, the Joint Lectureship serves as an ongoing exchange between the College and the Chapter.
Runme Shaw Memorial Lecture
Established in 1982, the Lecture is open to distinguished members of the medical profession by invitation. It is held biennially in conjunction with the Congress of Medicine in Singapore.
Seah Cheng Siang Gold Medal
The Medal, supported by the Seah Cheng Siang Memorial Fund, is awarded annually to the most outstanding candidate who has highest marks in the clinical section of the examination leading to the degree of Master of Medicine (Internal Medicine).
Seah Cheng Siang Memorial Lecture
Established in 1991, the Lecture is held annually in conjunction with the Annual Scientific Meeting of the Chapter of Physicians, Academy of Medicine, Singapore. It is open to distinguished members of the medical profession by invitation (local as well as overseas).
The Chairman of each Chapter of the Academy may recommend to Council the appointment of up to two Visiting Academicians a year. Each Visiting Academician shall stay at least two days and deliver at least one lecture to members of the host Chapter.
The Chairman of each Chapter of the Academy may recommend to Council the appointment of Visiting Lecturers. Each Visiting Lecturer shall deliver at least one lecture to members of the host Chapter.
Yahya Cohen Memorial Lecture
The Yahya Cohen Lecture (renamed Yahya Cohen Memorial Lecture in 2003) was established in 1994. The Lectureship is held annually and shall take place at an event organise by the Chapter of Surgeons. Only Fellows of the Chapter of Surgeons shall be eligible for the Lectureship.
Young Surgeons Award
Established in 1984, the Award is for the best original paper read by a young surgeon practising in Singapore. The Award is presented biennially at the Annual Combined Surgical Meeting.
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