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

FY20 Results

Congratulations to the recipients of the FY20 NHG-HOMER Grant!

NHG-HOMER Grant was established in 2011 to support researchers from NHG institutions to design and develop health professions education research. Each year our awardees come from a diverse group of researchers, each with projects of high potential, all of whom striving to better educational and training outcomes for healthcare professionals.

As in previous years, this year we received applications proposing interesting and worthwhile health professions education research. We were also delighted to have received applications from departments that had not applied for the grant before. The grant committee guided by the inputs of reviewers, short-listed nine applicants. We are thus greatly indebted to our reviewers. They have generously shared their expertise and devoted their time to helping our applicants strengthen their proposals. The outcome was even more robust conceptualisations of research ideas, and more cogently delivered proposals.

Thank you to all FY20 applicants for the hard work and effort put into their grant applications. We ask for the applicants who were not shortlisted this year to continue to improve their proposals and submit another application next year. Please keep a lookout for our next call for applications. We hope that the interest in health professions education research at NHG continues to flourish for years to come. 

For this year we are pleased to announce the nine proposals (3 Category A, 6 Category B) that have been awarded up to $10,000 in funding.


NHG-HOMER Grant Awards – CATEGORY A (up to $5,000)

(Project title and principal investigators)



Burnout, Resilience, and Joy in Work for Junior Medical Doctors - What Does It Really Mean? 

Dr. Sabrina Lau Yanting, Senior Resident, Geriatric Medicine, TTSH

Asst Prof Faith Chia Li-Ann, Senior Consultant, Rheumatology, Allergy & Immunology, TTSH

Adj Assoc Prof Sim Kang, Senior Consultant, Psychiatry, IMH



REVent – Evaluating Internal Medicine Residents' Education of Mechanical Ventilation

Dr. Caroline Victoria Choong, Senior Resident, Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine, NHG

Dr. Puah Ser Hon, Consultant, Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine, TTSH



3D Bonesaw Models and Shadow Play: A Low-Cost Approach to Improve Orthopaedic Plain Radiograph Reading in Medical Students

Dr. Sean Ho Wei Loong, Associate Consultant, Orthopaedic Surgery, TTSH

Dr. Jegathesan T, Senior Resident, Orthopaedic Surgery, TTSH



NHG-HOMER Grant Awards – CATEGORY B (up to $10,000)

(Project title and principal investigators)



Investigating Mental-Rehearsal's Applicability in Guiding Independent E-learning (IMAGINE) study for Eye Examination Skills – II

Adj Assoc Prof Yip Chee Chew, Head and Senior Consultant, Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences, KTPH



Learning through Mobile Gaming (Extending Beyond Patient Safety Lessons)

Dr. June Koh Zhi Yun, Associate Consultant, General Medicine, TTSH

Dr. Ranjana Acharya, Senior Consultant, General Medicine, TTSH



The Efficacy of Rubric in Enhancing Self-Regulated Learning through Self-Assessment

Ms. Chew Pei Kiang, Senior Nurse Educator, Education Development Office, KTPH

Adj Assoc Prof Yip Chee Chew, Education Director, Education Development Office, KTPH



The Experience of Transition to a Junior Specialist: A Narrative Inquiry on Newly Minted Geriatric Specialists

Dr. Joanne Kua Ee Chia, Senior Consultant, Geriatric Medicine, TTSH

Dr. Joyce Yap, Consultant, Community and Continuing Care, TTSH



Development of Interprofessional Collaborative Competencies to Work with Allied Health Professionals Among House Officers

Ms. Wong Hui Mei, Senior Medical Social Worker, Care & Counselling, TTSH

Ms. Abigail Lum Kai Mun, Senior Occupational Therapist, Occupational Therapy, TTSH



Development and Implementation of an Escape Room as an Alternative Learning Strategy for Occupational Therapy Education in Oncology and Palliative Care Rehabilitation

Ms. Josephine Neo Cui Fang, Senior Occupational Therapist, Occupational Therapy, TTSH

Ms. Nurul Ain Binte Rahmat, Senior Occupational Therapist, Occupational Therapy, TTSH

Ms. Florence Cheong Wai Fong, Principal Occupational Therapist, Occupational Therapy, TTSH




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