We are in the
21st century where medical advancements such as stem cells
technology would one day be used to grow young kneecaps to replace aged joints
and other bodily parts. As many of us stand on the precipice of being
centenarians, it’s crucial that we should add life to our years, and not just
add years to our lives.
one of the best ways to ensure that healthcare professionals will wield their
knowledge wisely? To me, education, the first and last path traversed by all
wise men and women through humankind’s history, is the answer. Distinct from
functional schooling, education is not the mere accumulation of facts. I wish
to be a part of this system where experienced, accomplished healthcare
professionals could use evidence-based educational methods to mentor and
nurture the next generation of healthcare professionals. To start the virtuous
cycle where doctors care for patients, care for patients’ loved ones, care for
is the unique medical school at which my aspirations could be fulfilled.
Specifically, the inclusive philosophy adopted by Academic Medicine Education
Institute (AM•EI) towards faculty development was what inspired me to join
Duke-NUS. AM•EI’s emphasis on inter-professional collaboration is
forward-looking and life-affirming. Everyone is welcome to take part in its
faculty development programmes, and anyone is invited to give back to
healthcare by collaborating with AM•EI in various and different capacities.
This ecumenical approach towards healthcare education is what I look forward to
contributing for many years to come.
Dr Foo Yang Yann
Medicine Education Institute (AM•EI)