Six young doctors from the Class of 2020 recently received the Young Doctor Teaching Award for the Academic Year 2020/2021 from NUS Medicine. This award recognises and rewards young doctors for their excellent teaching to NUS medical undergraduates at teaching sites. This year, the awards were presented online at the annual NUSMedACE (NUS Medicine Appreciation For Clinical Educators) event organised by the NUS Medicine Dean’s Office to thank clinical educators from each of the healthcare clusters, including the National Healthcare Group. The six doctors are: Dr Reudi Chan Jun Wen, Dr Cheong Hui Shyuan, Dr Emma Chow Shu Min, Dr Ong Kim Yao, Dr Rin Hong Yu and Dr Steven Su Zheng Zhe.
All young doctors who are currently House Officers, Medical Officers and Junior Residents are eligible for nomination for the awards by students from the Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine. Dr Ong Kim Yao, who topped his cohort in 2020 and received the Lee Kuan Yew Gold Medal, said, “The award is definitely a pleasant surprise. I am very grateful to the students whom I have met and taught – thank you for giving me the opportunity to share my knowledge and nominating me for this award.” He is now working at the Emergency Department at Ng Teng Fong General Hospital. Congratulations to our young doctors!