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

FY17 Results

We are delighted to announce the recipients of the FY17 NHG-HOMER Grant. The primary goal of the NHG-HOMER grant is to assist and support researchers in developing and delivering health professions education research. Our awardees every year represent a diverse group of researchers with projects of high potential, who strive towards better educational and training outcomes for the healthcare professions.

This year we are presenting eight grants (3 Category A, 5 Category B). They comprise projects from various institutions and different disciplines, including education research in nursing, medical training, urology, family medicine, NeuroScience Intensive Care and palliative medicine. These projects encompasses research areas from interprofessional communication, team feedback process, development of future healthcare professionals, hidden curriculum and educational intervention.

We are extremely grateful for the expertise and service rendered by our reviewers, without which the success of the grant is not possible. Heartfelt thanks to our FY17 applicants for their passion and dedication, and we hope that the interest in health professions education research at NHG will continue to flourish in future years.  

Congratulations to the NHG-HOMER Grant FY17 award recipients! 


NHG-HOMER Grant Awards

CATEGORY A (up to $5,000)

(Project title and principal investigators)



Mapping Residency Programmes to the Professional for Tomorrow's Healthcare (PTH) Framework

         Dr. Winnie Teo Li-lian, Manager, Group Education, NHGHQ



The newly developed behavioural marker system is a reliable and valid tool to measure the RNs and ENs non-technical skills

          Ms. Tan Yew Hiang, Nurse Educator, Nursing Services, TTSH



Interprofessional communication in NeuroScience Intensive Care Unit (NICU) for palliative care patients.

         Dr. Wong Yu Lin, Senior Consultant, Anaesthesiology, Pain and Intensive Care, TTSH


NHG-HOMER Grant Awards 
CATEGORY B (up to $10,000) 
(Project title and principal investigators)



Project T- Transdisciplinary skills needed by excellent medical professionals

         Dr. Winnie Teo Li-lian, Manager, Group Education, NHGHQ

         A/Prof Michelle Jong, Senior Consultant, Endrocrinology, TTSH

         A/Prof Nicholas Chew Wuen Ming, Group Chief Education Officer, Group Education, NHGHQ



Exploring Nurses' Knowledge, Attitude and Perception on Patient Aggression following the Care & Response Training Programme in Mental Health Hospital in Singapore

         Mr Kalaivanan s/o Dakshnamoorthy, Senior Nurse Manager, Nursing, Institute of Mental Health

         Ms Li Ziqiang, Assistant Nurse Clinician, Nursing, Institute of Mental Health



Hidden curriculum in post-graduate family medicine training: bridging the gaps between trainers and trainees

         Dr. Kee Kok Wai, Family Physician, Toa Payoh, NHGP

         Dr. Nor Izuan, Family Physician, Woodlands, NHGP



Feedback dialogue in Clinical Communication Practicum: investigating the relationship of interaction dynamics and medical students’ experiences of feedback process

         Dr. Ler Lian Dee, Research Analyst, HOMER, NHGHQ

         Dr. Tanya Tierney, Assistant Dean, Clinical Communication Training and Student Welfare, LKCMedicine



The Manual Bladder Washout - "See one, do one, teach one" or formalized training

          Dr. Heah Hong'En Nathaniel, Senior Resident, Urology, TTSH

          Dr. Tan Ban Wei Ronny, Consultant, Urology, TTSH



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