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Awards and Accolades

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Awards and Accolades

Over the years, our educators, residents and colleagues have demonstrated their commitment towards health professions education. Their dedication has won them recognition and commendation both within NHG, nationally and internationally.

Congratulations to all who have received these awards.

National Healthcare Group Awards

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NHG Teaching Excellence Awards

The NHG Teaching Excellence Award logo was launched at the 2021 NHG Teachers' Day celebrations by NHG Group Chief Education Officer, Associate Professor Michelle Jong, to recognise NHG educators for their commitment to educating and nurturing the current and future healthcare workforce.



Taking the form of a tree, the logo is designed to best exemplify NHG's teaching culture and our educators; with the trunk representing the educators who serve as a strong pillar of support to their learners and colleagues during their learning journey, and the heart-shaped leaves symbolising the caring, nurturing and compassionate spirit of our educators.

NHG Teaching Excellence Awards honour clinical educators from various healthcare professions for their dedication and efforts in training and educating students, learners and junior staff within NHG, across 11 award categories:

  1. NHG Education Leaders Award - This pinnacle award recognises outstanding NHG clinicians for their significant contributions to health professions education. Education Leaders play a vital role in improving the quality of patient care through influencing and shaping the administration of education strategic planning.
  2. NHG Inter-professional Teaching Award – The award recognises outstanding NHG clinicians who are involved in teaching students and/or staff from different healthcare professional groups.
  3. NHG Outstanding Education Partners Award – The award recognises outstanding non-NHG staff who contribute to education work in NHG institutions.
  4. NHG Teaching Award for Allied Health Educators – The award recognises outstanding Allied Health Professionals who are involved in teaching students, new recruits, and/or junior staff.
  5. NHG Teaching Award for Allied Health Senior Educators – The award recognises outstanding senior allied health professionals who are involved in teaching students, new recruits, and/or junior staff.
  6. NHG Teaching Award for Junior Doctors – The award recognises outstanding medical residents (PGY2 & above), medical officers, family physicians, resident physicians and registrars who are involved in teaching students, new recruits and/or junior staff.
  7. NHG Teaching Award for Senior Doctors – The award recognises outstanding senior physicians who are involved in teaching students, new recruits, and/or junior staff.
  8. NHG Outstanding Nurse Teachers Award – The award recognises outstanding nurses with designated education role(s) such as clinical Instructors, ward-based clinical instructors, and nurse educators, for their teaching efforts.
  9. NHG Teaching Award for Nursing Preceptors – The award recognises outstanding nurses without designated education role(s) such as nurse clinicians, advanced practice nurses, and ward nurses, for their teaching efforts.
  10. NHG Teaching Award for Pharmacy Preceptors – The award recognises outstanding pharmacy preceptors (including site preceptors) who teaches trainees, students, healthcare professionals, and other staff members.
  11. NHG Teaching Award for Pharmacy Senior Preceptors – The award recognises outstanding senior pharmacists (including site preceptors) who teaches trainees, students, healthcare professionals, and other staff members.

    Award Recipients:

2021

2020

Past Awardees (2012 - 2019)

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NHG Awards

The NHG Awards recognises individuals for their outstanding contributions to patient care, clinical practice, training, education, and research in public healthcare.

The National Healthcare Group (NHG) Awards recognises the dedicated healthcare professionals across NHG who go the extra mile. The annual NHG Awards started in 2001 with the inaugural Lee Foundation-NHG Lifetime Achievement Award. New categories for NHG Distinguished Contributor Award and NHG Outstanding Citizenship Award were added in 2005, with a third category for NHG Distinguished Achievement Award included in 2007. 

2021

  • Associate Professor Chua Sze Hon - NHG Distinguished Senior Clinician Award (DSCA)
  • Ms Ng Poh Ling Yvonne - NHG Outstanding Citizenship (OC) Award
  • Dr How Kwang Yeong - NHG Young Achiever Award (YA)
  • Mr Tan Chee Shiong Edwin - NHG Young Achiever Award (YA)

2020

  • Associate Professor Tham Kum Ying - NHG Distinguished Senior Clinician Award (DSCA)

2019

  • Professor Pang Weng Sun - Lee Foundation – NHG Lifetime Achievement (LA) Award
  • Professor Lim Tock Han - NHG Distinguished Achievement (DA) Award
  • Associate Professor Alan Ng Wei Keong - NHG Distinguished Senior Clinician Award (DSCA)
  • Dr Wong En Shen Daniel - NHG Distinguished Senior Clinician Award (DSCA)
  • Ms Lim Bee Khim Brenda - NHG Outstanding Citizenship (OC) Award
  • Ms Hnin Nwe Oo - NHG Young Achiever Award (YA)

2018

  • Dr Chan Wai Lim William - NHG Distinguished Achievement (DA) Award
  • Associate Professor Chiam Peak Chiang   - NHG Distinguished Senior Clinician Award (DSCA) 
  • Dr Chan Monica - NHG Young Achiever Award (YA)

2017

  • Ms Tan Siew Khoon Heidi - NHG Young Achiever Award (YA)
  • Dr Ng Wei Liang David - NHG Young Achiever Award (YA)

2016

  • Associate Professor Tham Kum Ying - NHG Distinguished Achievement Award
  • Dr Darren Seah - NHG Young Achiever Award

2015

  • Associate Professor Alan Ng Wei Keong - NHG Distinguished Achievement (DA) Award
  • Associate Professor Vijayan Appasamy - NHG Distinguished Achievement (DA) Award (posthumous) 
  • Associate Professor Chua Sze Hon - NHG Outstanding Citizenship (OC) Award

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Yishun Health Campus Teachers' Appreciation Day Aw...

This award recognises the efforts and dedication of Yishun Health Campus educators in training their learners.

2021

2020

Past Awardees (2015 – 2019)

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National and Local Awards

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National Day Awards

​The Singapore National Day Awards are a means of recognising various forms of merit and service to Singapore.

2021

2020

  • Ms Yvonne Ng, Senior Director (NHG Education) and Executive Director (NHG College) – Public Administration Medal (Bronze)

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National Medical Excellence Awards

​National Medical Excellence Awards is a national award that recognises the efforts of outstanding clinicians, clinician scientists and other healthcare professionals for their contributions in advancing healthcare, improving the standards of patient safety and quality of care which ultimately improve people's lives.

2020

2017

2016

2012

2011

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National Medical Research Council Awards

​National Outstanding Clinician Scientist Resident Award

The National Outstanding Clinician Scientist Resident Award is awarded by the National Medical Research Council. The annual award honours and recognises medical residents who excelled in clinical training, and have made significant research contributions with actual or potential clinical translational applications to improve clinical care.

2020

  • Dr Xu Chuanhui, Senior Resident (Clinician-Scientist Track), NHG Rheumatology Residency Programme

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Nanyang Technological University (NTU) Awards

​NTU Nanyang Education Award

This award recognises the dedication and achievements of NTU faculty who displayed teaching excellence and have enriched their students' learning experiences.

2021

2018 

2015


NTU Koh Boon Hwee Scholars Award

The NTU Koh Boon Hwee Scholars Award recognises the accomplishments of graduating NTU students, who display strong leadership ability and have demonstrated great potential to contribute to the society. The award also allows the students to honour their nominated teachers (a teacher from their former junior college, polytechnic, or equivalent institution) and university faculty members for their dedication and contributions in inspiring and providing youths with an outstanding holistic education. 

2021

  • Associate Professor Koh Nien Yue
  • Associate Professor Yip Chee Chew

2020

  • Associate Professor Wong Teck Yee

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National University of Singapore (NUS) Awards

NUS Medicine Appreciation for Clinical Educators (NUSMedACE) Awards​

The National University of Singapore Medicine Appreciation for Clinical Educators Awards (NUSMedACE), previously known as NUS Dean's Appreciation Awards, honour both individuals and departments who have exhibited excellence in training and mentorship to NUS Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine undergraduates. 

2021
2020
Past Winners (2015 -2019) 

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President’s Award for Nurses

This national award is the highest accolade in Singapore's nursing profession. It recognises nurses who have shown sustained outstanding performance and contributions to patient care delivery, education, research, and administration.

2021

2020

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2019

2018

  • Ms Ang Ching Ching, Advanced Practice Nurse & Senior Nurse Clinician, Tan Tock Seng Hospital

The Straits Times, 26 Jul 2019: Lauded for their Valuable Contributions to Nursing

2017

2016

2015

  • Ms Pua Lay Hoon, Deputy Director of Nursing (Education and Practice), Tan Tock Seng Hospital
  • Ms Velusamy Poomkothammal, Assistant Director of Nursing, Khoo Teck Puat Hospital

2014

  • Mr Yong Keng Kwang, Director of Nursing, Tan Tock Seng Hospital
  • Mdm Sim Lai Kiow, Nurse Clinician, Khoo Teck Puat Hospital

2013

  • Ms Jasmine Kang, Advanced Practice Nurse, Tan Tock Seng Hospital

2012

  • Ms Poh Chee Lien, Assistant Director (Nursing and Education), Institute of Mental Health

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Singapore Association of Occupational Therapists

​Clinical Supervisor Award

The Inspiring Clinical Supervisor Award recognises clinical educators who have been nominated by their students based on the characteristics of being an excellent role model, teacher and having passion and commitment towards teaching.

2019

  • Ms Doreen Yeo, Chairperson, Allied Health Services and Pharmacy, Tan Tock Seng Hospital
  • Ms Florence Cheong, Head of Department, Senior Principal Occupational Therapist, Tan Tock Seng Hospital

2017

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SkillsFuture Fellowships Award

​This award recognises individuals who exhibited skills mastery, mentorship qualities and the professional development of others in their respective fields.

2020

- Ms Florence Cheong Wai Fong, Senior Principal Occupational Therapist and Head of Department, Tan Tock Seng Hospital  

2019

- Ms Tan Siew Khoon, Heidi, Senior Principal Occupational Therapist, Tan Tock Seng Hospital

2018

- Ms Seow Yee Ling, Mavis, Deputy Head, Psychology/Principal Clinical Psychologist, Institute of Mental Health

2017

- Ms Lee Lee Sian, Senior Occupational Therapist, Clinical Educator Lead, Institute of Mental Health

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International Awards

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Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Educati...

ACGME-I Awards

The ACGME awards program honours designated institutional officials (DIOs), program directors, coordinators, residents/fellows, and sponsoring institutions for their outstanding work and contributions towards graduate medical education. 

2021

  • Dr Faith Chia, Designated Institutional Official, NHG Residency (Physician Leader)
  • Dr Llewellyn Lee, Programme Director, NHG Ophthalmology Residency Programme (Physician Educator)

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Association for Medical Education in Europe

​Associate Fellow

The Associate Fellowship awarded by the Association for Medical Education in Europe (AMEE) recognises members of AMEE who have demonstrated a consistent commitment to medical or health professions education through scholarly contributions to the field.

2015

  • Associate Professor Lim Wee Shiong, Senior Consultant (Department of Geriatric Medicine), Tan Tock Seng Hospital

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