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The Medical Education Distinction Track for Residents is a 2-year track that aims to build a community of educators by developing young clinicians through a structured programme, under the mentorship of passionate educators from various clinical fields. This 2-year track runs in parallel with the various NUHS junior and senior residency programmes.

Key Strengths


  • Mentee-Mentor pairing to facilitate relationship building
  • 2 monthly collaborative learning sessions
  • Annual scholarly work presentations

Structured Programme

  • Formal didactic workshops (CenMED or ESME certificate course)
  • Small-group teaching and group discussions (6 group meetings with mentors throughout each year)
  • Completion of a scholarly project (to be presented at a medical education conference by the end of the 2-year track)

Deliberate Practice

  • 2 teaching evaluation exercises
  • 1 education presentation
  • 1 education programme participation

Relevance to Residents

  • Stimulate interest & passion in medical education
  • Impart practical teaching skills
  • Develop individual education portfolio

Selection Criteria

  • Desire to improve one’s skills in teaching and medical education
  • Personal experience in teaching UG students / junior residents
  • Supported by Programme Director
  • Preferably a R2 resident, who will still be a resident/senior resident for the duration of the 2-year programme

Our Faculty


A/Prof Malcolm Mahadevan


A/Prof Shirley Ooi
A/Prof Marion Aw
A/Prof Lau Tang Ching
A/Prof Khoo See Meng
Dr Perry Lau
Dr Ong Chooi Peng
Dr Mok Shao Feng
Asst Prof Chong Choon Seng

Contact Us


A/Prof Malcolm Mahadevan

Programme Coordinator

Ms Pearlene Sim