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Continuing Medical Education

Education doesn’t come to an end at any point. Physicians who have entered clinical practice will need to continually maintain, develop and acquire new knowledge and skills in today’s increasingly complex medical scene.

At CGH, continuing medical education is essential for medical professionals to keep abreast of the latest advancements in medicine and clinical practices which are aimed at providing enhanced patient care.

The Office of MPG Education organises continuing medical education activities and accredited programmes, both online and offline, to constantly meet and develop the on-going training needs of clinicians.

Some of the programmes include, but are not limited to:

Faculty Development

"Comprehensive faculty development...empowers faculty members to excel...and to create vibrant academic communities..." - Wilkerson and Irby 19982

Faculty development is a continuous process of learning and teaching to improve and impart knowledge and skills to physicians who dedicate precious time to educate and nurture future generations of medical practitioners.

The Office of MPG Education is committed to growing a culture of learning and building the capacity of our educators. The office engages faculty members in professional development as educational leaders with funding, sponsorships, and administrative support for various education & research programmes and activities, including inter-professional education and formal education postgraduate certificated programmes.

Courses, Workshops and Conferences

The Office of MPG Education actively partners clinical departments and faculty members to work with accredited academic and healthcare institutions on programmes, courses and conferences that are key to the development of medical educators in an inter-professional environment.

The programmes and activities are initiated and organised to further develop the clinical and professional knowledge and skills of the inter-professionals to meet the educational needs that lead to enhanced and quality patient care.

Some of the programmes that the office assists with initiation, funding and administrative support includes, but are not limited to:

  1. Department of General Surgery
    1. Care of Critically Ill Surgical Patients (CCrISP) in partnership with Royal College of Surgeons (RCS), UK

  2. Department of General Medicine
    1. Postgraduate Examination & Practice Sessions such as the Practical Assessment of Clinical Examination Skills - PACES in collaboration with NUS for the Membership of the Royal Colleges of Physicians of the United Kingdom (MRCPUK)
    2. FOCUS/Point of Care Ultrasound Course (with Departments of Cardiology, A&E, Respiratory Medicine and Radiology)

  3. Department of Care & Health Integration
    1. Medical Ethics Workshop

  4. Department of Psychological Medicine
    1. Person-Centred Practice using HealthChange® Methodology Workshop, in partnership with HealthChange Australia
    2. Patient Experience Module: Effective Healthcare Communication & Person-Centred Practice using HealthChange Methodology®, in partnership with HealthChange Australia
    3. Addressing Patients’ Values in Decision-Making Workshop
    4. Effective Patient Communication Module
    5. Foundations of Person-Centred Care Workshop
    6. Flourishing Lives: Preventing Burnout through Self-Care Workshop (also conducted as a pre-congress workshop at the SingHealth Duke-NUS Scientific Congress in 2018)
    7. The Analytic Approach to Conducting Group Therapy, in partnership with the Institute of Group Analysis (IGA) UK
    8. Singapore Foundation Course in Group Analysis (2022-2023), in partnership with IGA UK
    9. Intensive Short-Term Dynamic Psychotherapy (ISTDP) certificated course, in partnership with ISTDP UK

  5. Department of Radiology
    1. CGH Fellows of the Royal College of Radiologists (FRCR) 2B Rapid Reporting Course

  6. Department of Sport and Exercise Medicine
    1. Graduate Diploma in Sports Medicine, in partnership with the NTU Lee Kong Chian School of Medicine

Faculty and educators who are interested in developing new programmes or would like to find out more about the listed programmes may email:

General Practitioner Continuing Medical Events (GP CME)

The Office of MPG Education collaborates with our clinical divisions to organise Singapore Medical Council-accredited continuing medical events (CME) for health professionals to maintain and improve their professional knowledge and skills to deliver better patient care and outcomes. We also support the GPFirst CME programmes held quarterly for their participating clinics, which is aimed at increasing the management of conditions and its timeliness within the community.

General Practitioners (GP) looking to stay current and updated with the constant changes in medicine can do so with Changi General Hospital where various talks and events are organised to help you stay up to date.

Interested medical professionals may email:

Hospital Clinician Scheme

Healthcare demands are expected to increase with the rapid ageing population and increasing prevalence of chronic diseases in Singapore. Dovetailing with the Ministry of Health’s ‘3 Beyonds’ strategy to transform care, the Hospital Clinician (HC) scheme aims to support more sustainable medical manpower growth for an efficient care delivery system.

The programme is designed for non-specialist Hospital Clinicians to anchor inpatient care services in acute and subacute settings, a role complementary to specialists. The Hospital Clinician scheme is an important element in the overall plan of care transformation to ensure that Singapore’s healthcare system remains sustainable, and maintains a consistently high standard of care to address the healthcare needs of the Singapore population.

Interested medical professionals may email:

2Wilkerson W, Irby D. Strategies for Improving Teaching Practices: A Comprehensive Approach to Faculty Development. Acad Med 1998:73:387-396