Singapore Medical Council Election 2016

1/8/2016
The Singapore Medical Council Election 2016 online voting system, via Professional Registration System, PRS,  is now open from Monday, 1 August 2016 (8.00am) and will close after Monday, 15 August 2016 (11.59pm).

All fully registered medical practitioners resident in Singapore who have in force a practising certificate must vote. Non-fully registered medical practitioners are not eligible to vote. Doctors who fail to vote will not be entitled to apply for a practising certificate unless the doctor pays to the SMC a penalty of $500, or satisfies the Registrar that they had a good and sufficient reason for not voting at the election.  

The SMC currently comprises 25 members. Besides the Director of Medical Services, who is the Registrar of the Council,  12 of the members are elected by registered medical practitioners and the others are appointed by the Minister for Health. For the Singapore Medical Council Election 2016, the following candidates are standing for election: 

 

Name of Doctors

Designation

Qualification

a

Dr Chia Kok Hoong

Specialist, General Surgery

MBBS (NUS, Singapore) 1986 
FRCSEd (Gen Surg) (RCS, Edinburgh, United Kingdom) 1991 
FAMS (Academy of Medicine, Singapore) 2000

b

Dr Ganesh Ramalingam

Specialist, General Surgery

MBBS (NUS, Singapore) 1997 
MRCS (Surg) (RCS, Edinburgh, United Kingdom) 2004 
M Med (Surg) (NUS, Singapore) 2005 
FRCSEd (Gen Surg) (RCS, Edinburgh, United Kingdom) 2010

c

Dr Leong Choon Kit

Family Physician

MBBS (NUS, Singapore) 1991 
M Med (Public Health) (NUS, Singapore) 1998 
Dip (Family Med) (NUS, Singapore) 2003 
MCFP (Family Med) (College of Family Physicians, Singapore) 2006 
FCFP (Family Med) (College of Family Physicians, Singapore) 2011 
FAMS (Family Medicine) (Academy of Medicine, Singapore) 2014

d

Dr Lye Tong Fong

Family Physician

MBBS (NUS, Singapore) 1995 
Dip OM (NUS, Singapore) 2009

The two (2) candidates with the most number of votes will be elected to serve for a period of three (3) years.

If you need more information on the Singapore Medical Council Election 2016, please visit (http://www.healthprofessionals.gov.sg/content/hprof/smc/en/leftnav/announcement/singapore-medical-council-election-2016.html) to visit the SMC website. If you have any queries or require any assistance in voting, please email smc_elections@smc.gov.sg or contact one of the following Assistant Returning Officers:
            -    Mr Ernie Lim           :    6355 2469
            -    Ms Guessie Chan     :    6355 2394
            -    Mr Lim Heng Seng  :    6355 2390
            -    Ms Jaslyn Ng           :    6372 3140
            -    Mr Wilson Low       :    6355 2470

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