In 2002, then Assistant Professor Chong Yap Seng saw an urgent need to encourage more healthcare professionals and scientists in the National University Hospital (NUH) and the National University of Singapore (NUS) to publish more publications in order to showcase their scientific studies that they have achieved. He noticed there was lack of administrative support and training for these junior staff members to motivate them to write and publish more. As such, he proposed to the senior management of the then Faculty of Medicine, NUS and NUH to create a dedicated unit for this cause. In 2003, the NUS-NUH Medical Publications Support Unit was formed, and later renamed NUHS Medical Publications Support Unit (PSU) with the formation of the National University Health System (NUHS) in 2008.
Since 2003, PSU has assisted over 1,200 medical and scientific manuscripts and conducted over 250 training courses and talks on publications-related topics.
Our Mission and Objectives
- Provide secretarial, editorial and technical assistance and support for healthcare staff and scientists endeavouring to publish in medical and scientific journals.
- Establish a programme for educating healthcare staff and scientists about the skills and requirements of writing for medical and scientific publications.
- Create awareness of the standing of medical and scientific journals, and the various measures of publication importance.
- Encourage junior staff to publish by fostering a conducive and stimulating environment of friendly competition, assistance and mentorship.
Professor Chong Yap Seng
NUHS Publications Support Unit c/o NUHS Leadership in Academic Medicine (NLAM) Programme Dean’s Office, Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine National University of Singapore 1E Kent Ridge Road NUHS Tower Block, Level 11 Singapore 119228
Ms Tan Shuyu Senior Executive