Meet three healthcare professionals who received the ‘Outstanding Educator’ awards at the AM•EI Golden Apple Awards 2018 on 21 September 2018.

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Dr Arif Tyebally
Deputy Head and Senior Consultant
Department of Emergency Medicine
KK Women’s and Children’s Hospital

Dr Arif Tyebally spearheads technology-enhanced learning and focuses on coordinating the educational needs of both junior and senior doctors.   He pioneered the Children’s Emergency e-learning programme, and has guided the development of more than 30 e-learning modules.

He believes that assessment drives learning and improves the quality of medical training and medical care.   He has worked on a project revamping the entire assessment system of Medical Officers, and introduced new initiatives and technology to better engage them. 

Dr Tyebally said, “We need to find effective ways to nurture doctors in the non-tangible aspects of medicine, and hope that one day, our doctors will shine with empathy, professionalism, resilience and ethics.”

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Ms Teo Lee Wah
Advanced Practice Nurse
National Heart Centre Singapore

Ms Teo Lee Wah helmed a training course together with a team of nurses to equip nurses working in the cardiac rehabilitation unit with the necessary skills and knowledge to serve patients better.   With the training, the nurses can better understand and manage individual patient’s conditions and needs.

In addition, she also mentors nurses who are new to their role and eases their anxiety about their new role by providing constant guidance and encouragement.

With a passion for education, Ms Teo said, “I see myself as a connecting bridge that leads my learners to discover and develop their highest potentials.”

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Dr Dawn Tan May Leng
Senior Principal Physiotherapist
Singapore General Hospital

Dr Dawn Tan May Leng strives to acquire new skills at all times, and she understands the importance of sharing her knowledge with others to enhance their abilities.   She said, “I am very blessed to have met many good mentors in my life, and being an educator is my way of giving back by nurturing the next generations.”

She is a dedicated faculty member of the Postgraduate Allied Health Institute (PGAHI) and uses her rich clinical experience to raise the skills standards of physiotherapists.   She plays an instrumental role in guiding students and works closely with them to hone their critical thinking and analytical skills.

The AM•EI Golden Apple Awards recognise faculty and staff with an active teaching role in the SingHealth Duke-NUS Academic Medical Centre and honour the best in healthcare education. A total of seven individuals and two groups received the Golden Apple Awards this year.