Opening the celebrations, Duke-NUS Dean Professor Thomas Coffman welcomed the clinical faculty members and well-wishers from the School and the wider Academic Medical Centre (AMC).
“Today, we are celebrating our distinguished clinical faculty and their dedication to our academic medicine mission. That is to build a strong academic medicine culture and to educate the next generation of medical leaders,” said Prof Coffman, who joined the celebrations virtually.
“Thank you for your commitment to this academic medicine journey. Some of you have been on this road for a very long time. But all of you have contributed to our successes to becoming a world-class AMC,” he added.
Following his welcome remarks, newly appointed and promoted senior clinical faculty were called to the stage to receive their plaques. A total of 21 senior clinical faculty were promoted or appointed to associate and full professors, two of the highest academic ranks. Those who were able to attend the event received their award from Vice-Dean for Academic and Clinical Development Clinical Associate Professor Chow Wan Cheng.