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HOMER Grant

Short-term grant for health professions education (HPE) research.

FY12 Results

​We are extremely pleased to announce the results of NHG-HOMER Grant FY12. NHG-HOMER would like to thank all applicants for their interest and enthusiasm, as well as the grant review committee whose valuable comments were critical for the success of administering the grant. This year, we have a total of 10 awards (eight Category A and two Category B projects). Congratulations to NHG-HOMER Grant FY12 award recipients!


NHG-HOMER Grant Awards (project title and principal investigators)
CATEGORY A (up to $5,000)

NHG-HOMER FY12/A01
Yield of organic diagnosis assessment (YODA)
Dr. Phua Dong Haur, Consultant, Emergency Department, TTSH
NHG-HOMER FY12/A02
Evaluating the impact of scenario-based high fidelity patient simulation in the intensive care setting for residents
Dr. Wong Yu-Lin, Consultant, Anaesthesiology, Intensive Care & Pain Medicine, TTSH
Dr. Chong Chin Ted, Consultant, Anaesthesiology, Intensive Care & Pain Medicine, TTSH
NHG-HOMER FY12/A03
Health literacy and the primary care healthcare professional
Dr. Tang Wern Ee, Consultant Family Physician, Bukit Batok Polyclinic, NHGP
Dr. Tan Siok Ling, Audrey, Senior Consultant, Corporate Development (Health Promotion), NHG (HQ)
NHG-HOMER FY12/A04
Interprofessional practice and learning interest of allied health professionals in TTSH: A "dipstick" exploratory survey
Mr. Simon Leong, Senior Occupational Therapist, Department of Rehab Therapy Services, TTSH
Ms. Florence, Senior Manager, Department of Occupational Therapy, TTSH
NHG-HOMER FY12/A05
Enhancing ward-based continuing nursing education through the use of problem-based learning: A randomized controlled trial
Ms. Poh Chee Lien, Senior Nurse Educator, Nursing Training Department, IMH
Ms. Helen Joon Kum Eng, Nurse Educator, Nursing Training Department, IMH
NHG-HOMER FY12/A06
Confidence levels of internal medicine trainees in rheumatological skills and diagnosis
Dr. Faith Chia Li-Ann, Consultant, Rheumatology, Allergy & Immunology, TTSH
Mr. Tay Jun Yang, Medical student, Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine, NUS
NHG-HOMER FY12/A07
Study of the perceptions of medical trainees in Singapore towards Internal Medicine as their final career choice
Dr. Veerendra Chadachan, Consultant, General Medicine, TTSH
NHG-HOMER FY12/A08
A mixed method study of the quality of interprofessional education and collaboration amongst team members of Geriatric multidisciplinary rounds in the acute care setting
Dr. Mark Chan Peng Chew, Consultant, Geriatric Medicine, TTSH
Ms. Tan Keng Teng, Senior Pharmacist (Clinical), Department of Pharmacy, TTSH
CATEGORY B ($5,001 to $10,000)
(project title and principal investigators) 

NHG-HOMER FY12/B01
Lost in transition: A phenomological study on the lived experiences of newly qualified registered nurses in their transition to practice journey
Mr. Eugene Teoh, Nurse Educator, Nursing Service, TTSH
Ms. Pua Lay Hoon, Principal Nurse Educator, Nursing Service, TTSH
A/Prof Chan Moon Fai, Associate Professor, Alice Lee Centre for Nursing Studies, NUS
NHG-HOMER FY12/B02
How do participants in simulation-based education activities learn
Mr. Issac Lim, Manager, HOMER, NHG (HQ)
Dr. Michael Chia, Associate Consultant, Emergency Department, TTSH
Dr. Christopher Han, Visiting Scholar, Centre for Design Research, Stanford University

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