Dear Fellow Physicians,
The College had a wonderful and busy 2013. We had a successful 5th Medicine Review Course (MRC) held at KTPH on 14 to 15 September 2013, attracting 212 participants and gathering strong supports from various pharmaceutical companies. The College has, since 2009, been holding the MRC annually as its major education event. I would like to thank Dr David Lye, Chairman of the Organizing Committee and his team for successfully organising another exciting programme. The Organizing Committee 2014 have already started the planning for 2014 MRC, and I promise this would be another inspiring MRC for our fellows, physicians, doctors, medical students and allied heath care workers.
The 2nd AMM-AMS-HKAM Tripartitie Congress & 47th Singapore-Malaysia Congress of Medicine was held in 23-24 Aug 2013 at Grand Copthorne Waterfront Hotel, Singapore. The College’s 23rd Seah Cheng Siang Memorial was delivered by Dr Lim Su Chi and the 10th College of Physicians Lecture by Dr Neil Dewhurst, President of the Royal College of Edinburgh. The College continues its major contributions to the Congress including the 6th Chapter of Neurologists Lecture which was delivered during the Congress.
Our membership continues to grow in 2013, attracting 54 new fellows into the College. Currently we have 779 fellows in the College of Physicians. Growing membership in the College is important in representing our specialists in professional issues. Under the College, we have 10 SRS programs. Many of the SRS trainees have exited the programs and are now associate members of the Academy. Furthermore, with the advent of senior residency, the various Chapters will be involved in the ITE exams for their respective specialties. Thus, the College and the Chapters will be heavily involved in post-graduate training and examinations.
I would like to wish all of you a Happy New Year and a bountiful year ahead!
With kind regards,
A/Prof Tay Jam Chin
College of Physicians, Singapore