Director, Centre for Healthcare Simulation, Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine National University of Singapore
Suresh is currently the Director, Centre for Healthcare Simulation at the Yong
Loo Lin School of Medicine (YLL SoM), National University of Singapore, the
largest medical school in Singapore as well as the top medical school in Asia
for 2017. He has been credited with the introduction and integration of
simulation into the medical undergraduate and postgraduate curriculum and has designed
extremely popular, well-received & highly rated intensive boot-camp simulation
training programmes for graduating medical students. He has also been
instrumental in developing simulation-based training programs that have been
weaved into the mainstream curriculum, enhancing clinical education by
correlating didactic teaching with experiential learning. He was recently
awarded a grant to develop Virtual Reality Simulation Modules in Healthcare
Education at the Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine, National University of
Singapore. He has since introduced innovative virtual reality simulation
modules into the medical undergraduate curriculum, primarily in Anatomy and
Clinical Pathophysiology, to augment medical education, a world’s first. He has
an on-going passion to pursue and constantly develop and integrate innovative
educational pedagogies to enhance clinical medical education.
regards to simulation faculty development and training, he served recently as Co-Chair
for the 3rd Asia Pacific Meeting on Simulation in Healthcare (APMSH Meeting)
in Singapore in Nov 2016. He is a highly sought after speaker on simulation
education and simulation faculty development and has conducted courses and
plenaries around the world. He is also the current and 2-term President of the
Society for Simulation in Healthcare, Singapore.
clinical appointments include being a Senior Consultant in Emergency Medicine
at the Emergency Medicine Department, National University Hospital (NUH),
Singapore for which he has completed a Fellowship in Accident & Emergency
Medicine & Surgery from the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh as well
as a Fellowship in Medical Toxicology from the Poison Control Centre, University
of California, San Francisco.
education faculty, he is an Examiner & Core Faculty in the Emergency Medicine
Residency Program at NUH and also serves as a trainer and Examiner during the Emergency
Medicine Master of Medicine/Member, College of Emergency Medicine (MMed/MCEM)
examinations as well as the Emergency Medicine Exit Examinations for trainee
his educational endeavours, he has garnered numerous Teaching Awards over the
years. Since 2007, he has received annually the Dean's Award for Excellence in
Undergraduate Teaching, the Medical Society Teacher's Day Award, Top Ten Tutors
& Role Models at YLL SoM, the prestigious Faculty Teaching Excellence Award
2015 & Annual Teaching Excellence Award 2015.
is also Director of the Basic Cardiac Life Support (BCLS) Program in the
National University Health System as well as an ACLS, ATLS & PALS
instructor respectively. He is also a Lecturer & Trainer in the HazMat Medical
Life Support Course conducted by the Ministry of Health, Singapore. He has co-authored
several chapters in "Guide to Essentials in Medicine" (McGraw Hill
Publishers) and authored a chapter on “Bioterrorism” in “Hazmat Medical Life Support,
A Basic Provider Manual” (World Scientific Publishers).
has also been appointed a Project Consultant in Emergency Preparation &
Readiness Division at the Ministry of Health, Singapore and has developed
national medical response plans for radiation emergencies for all Public Health
Institutions. He was also appointed Chairman, Medical Services Subcommittee at
the APEC Meetings, Singapore (2008-2009) served as Deputy Chairman, Medical
Services Subcommittee, 1st Youth Olympic Games, Singapore (2010) as well as
undertaken the role of Chief Medical Officer at the 28th South East
Asian Games & 8th ASEAN Paralympic Games, Singapore (2015).
the years, he has also been actively involved in disaster response at hospital,
national & international levels. He has spearheaded national humanitarian
medical relief missions to Indonesia & Sri Lanka (2004 Indian Ocean
Earthquake and Tsunami), Pakistan (Earthquake of 2005) and Nepal (Earthquake of
2015). For his humanitarian efforts he was conferred the prestigious National
Day Award, 2005 for humanitarian relief efforts by the President of Singapore.
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