Advocating for healthcare education
Developing educators through a structured framework
Cultivating a culture of educational scholarship
The Academic Medicine Education Institute (AM•EI) was formed in 2012. It has been a journey of learning and self-discovery for our educators in SingHealth and Duke-NUS, who are united by the collective goal to teach well and raise the standards of healthcare education.
The AM•EI is committed to enhancing the capabilities of each and every educator, so as to build the teaching pipeline and better groom generations of healthcare professionals. This supports the spirit of Generativity, which is developing excellent healthcare educators who can contribute to building up other healthcare professionals in a vibrant learning environment that promotes care innovation and improves patient outcomes.
Building on the collective strengths of SingHealth’s clinical excellence and Duke-NUS’ educational expertise, the AM•EI has expanded the capabilities of educators through a structured learning framework. The institute brings together a community of interprofessional healthcare educators passionate about education and facilitates the sharing of best practices in teaching, interaction and teamwork across disciplines. This forms the catalyst for knowledge transfer and the generation of interprofessional learning for more integrated care.
As we take the AM•EI forward, it is an opportune time for us to reflect on the achievements and progress thus far, refocus on the evolving healthcare landscape and emerging education needs across SingHealth and Duke-NUS, and renew our plans for AM•EI. As we develop a new strategic education plan for our Academic Medical Centre (AMC), the AM•EI will continue to provide relevant, high quality and meaningful educational support and development across the AMC. We see the AM•EI as being a critical enabler for building education capacity and capability across Singapore and beyond.
In the upcoming years, we will introduce new accredited and professional development programmes to better support our healthcare professionals, promote service transformation and seek new ways to develop and more appropriately recognise the academic and professional achievements and contributions of our educators. The AM•EI is moving into a new phase, and the desire to raise healthcare education standards and contribute to better patient care will continue to be the driving force behind our relentless pursuit of educational excellence.
Lastly, we would like to thank all the educators, committees and staff for their hard work and commitment to AM•EI over the past years. We hope to have your continuing support to advance the education mission across our AMC and so, play our part in transforming medicine and improving lives.Prof Ian Curran & Prof Chan Choong Meng
Co-Directors of AM•EI