Prof Goh Lee Gan (far right) leading the toast to commemorate 30 years of Academic Family Medicine in Singapore.

Undergraduate training in Family Medicine began in Singapore in 1971 as a one-week posting to a general practice clinic. It also included 10 lectures on “Introduction to General Practice”, organised voluntarily by the College of General Practitioners, Singapore. Thirty years on, the discipline is now a well-established undergraduate programme, as well as a postgraduate curriculum and Masters of Medicine (Family Medicine) examination.

 

NUS Medicine’s Division of Family Medicine commemorated 30 years of Academic Family Medicine with a celebratory 30th anniversary dinner on February 25, 2017, at Orchard Hotel. The early pioneers of the Family Medicine programme, practising family physicians, alumni, students and partners of the Family Medicine division had a night of fun mingling over food and wine. The Guest-of-Honour, Mr Chan Heng Kee, Permanent Secretary at the Ministry of Health, also graced the occasion.

Guest-of-Honour Mr Chan Heng Kee, Permanent Secretary at the Ministry of Health, giving a speech at the celebratory dinner.

Guests of the Division of Family Medicine at dinner.