The Family Medicine Training Advisory Committee (FMTAC), previously named as Family Medicine Residency Advisory Committee, was appointed in April 2010 by MOH to collaborate with the Ministry, Sponsoring Institutions and ACGME-I to determine the standards, the program structure and curriculum for FM residency. Besides helping to enhance postgraduate medical education through more structured and formative training, FMTAC will also recommend ways to pool and mobilize resources for training family physicians at the national level.
The Family Medicine Residency Programme which started its first intake of residents in Year 2011, has a 3-year duration similar to the previous MMed (FM) Programme.
The programme aims to equip the resident with educational and clinical experiences in accordance with ACGME-I standards, which focuses on structured training and close supervision. The resident will undergo clinical rotations in the hospitals and polyclinics, call-back sessions and teaching sessions that combine foundation teaching, continuity clinics, skills workshops/attachments and community medicine etc. Regular formative assessments will also be introduced to enhance the training progress of the resident.
Group Photo of FMRAC Committee (2017)
Back Row (L to R): Dr David Tan, Dr Hwang Siew Wai, Dr Loke Kam Weng, A/Prof Lim Fong Seng, Dr Tan Tze Lee, A/Prof Wong Teck Yee
Front Row (L to R): Dr Elaine Tan, Dr Ruth Lim (Ex- Officio), A/Prof Chong Phui-Nah (FMRAC Chair), Dr Julian Lim
Not in picture: Dr Chng Shih Kiat, Dr Kwong Kum Hoong, Dr Chua Chi Siong, Dr Tay Ee Guan