Education

Dialect, Malay and Chinese Language Programmes
Since 2015, SMSANZ has partnered with Viriya Community Service Centre during the winter and summer vacations to deliver the Hokkien Dialect Programme, a flagship event of SMSANZ. The programme teaches participants conversational Hokkien, with a focus on clinical conversations. In 2018, the Cantonese Dialect and Malay Language Programmes were introduced. The 2019 Education Committee is currently looking to expand the language programme to include a Chinese Language Programme.

Skills Workshop
An initiative by the 2018 Education Committee, this workshop begins with a theory session on the basics of suturing techniques, instrument ties, types of surgical instruments and suture materials, followed by practicing various basic suturing techniques.

Medversation
Medversation is an annual seminar initiated by the 2018 Education Committee. Medversation 2018, Singapore’s Healthcare Landscape: A Decade from Now, aimed to inform SMSANZ members about the Singapore healthcare landscape, upcoming healthcare challenges, and the role of medical students and junior doctors in patient care. It also served as a platform for SMSANZ members to network and learn from reputable Singapore healthcare professionals through talks and discussion panels with keynote speakers.

Residency Open Houses
SMSANZ collaborates with the National Healthcare Group (NHG), Singapore Health Services (SingHealth) and the National University Health System (NUHS) annually in arranging residency open houses open to all Australian and New Zealand medical students.