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<May 2021>


The SMA Centre for Medical Ethics and Professionalism (CMEP) hopes to provide doctors with a platform for life-long learning in the area of Medical Ethics, Professionalism and Health Law.

The purpose of SMA CMEP is to develop and promote the art and science of medical ethics and medical care for the betterment of patient care and public health. The SMA CMEP also hopes to provide leadership in areas of academic training, discussions and research, to support a high standard of medical professionalism.

Objectives of the SMA CMEP

Leadership and Education

  • Develop course materials to meet the needs of the training of medical doctors
  • Collaborate with other institutes or professional bodies for educational and research activities
  • Provide thought leadership to the community of medical doctors in development of medical ethics and professionalism through conducting courses, seminars, conventions and meetings.

Resource and Research

  • Develop position statements,articles of papers relating to medical ethics, health law and professionalism
  • A resource centre on medical ethics, health law and professionalism for the SMA members
  • Conduct discussions or initiate researches into areas of medical ethics, health law and professionalism so as to further develop insights and knowledge into these areas.

Welcome Note from the Executive Director

Welcome to the SMA Centre for Medical Ethics and Professionalism (SMA CMEP)

"My vision for SMA CMEP is that we enable a learning platform to assist doctors in their quest to continually develop in the multiple roles (CanMeds 2015 Physician Competency Framework) that the practice of medicine in Singapore requires.

Dr Thirumoorthy urges us to “stay competent, stay compassionate, stay serviceful.” To that, I add a call to refocus on three core attributes of our profession: Love, Servitude and Humility.

Love others more than ourselves;

Serve the interests of our patients before our own;

and remembering always, the Humility of wisdom"

– A/Prof Gerald Chua, Executive Director, SMA CMEP
(since April 2016)