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October 2011

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A Life Less Ordinary
Interview with Dr Tan Lai Yong

President's Forum

Donít Ask, Donít Tell?
Dr Chong Yeh Woei contemplates the complexities of human nature

Council News

Forging Closer Ties

SMA President Appointed Member of Taxpayer Feedback Panel


SMA Seminar for Foreign Trained Doctors 2011
Specially for newcomers to our fair shores

A Medical Adventure Down Under
Take advantage of this unique opportunity!

Professionalism, Professional Governance and Accountability
Learn more about medical professionalism

SMA Lecture 2011
Come and join us for an interesting afternoon!

Enhancements to the Primary Care Partnership Scheme
GPs (and dentists), read on


Do Doctors Make Good Managers?
Dr Jeremy Lim makes the leap from Medicine to management

Medical Studentsí Mailbox

Ten Days in Khon Kaen
Daryl Chia, Ho Zhuan Yi and Judith Ong volunteer in Thailand

Personally Speaking

Lost in Translation
Dr Bertha Woon offers some suggestions

Living before Leaving Can Make a Real Difference!
Dr R Akhileswaran considers caregiving at home

Sensory Travel

Incredible Istanbul
Dr Martin Chio explores the fabled city


CME Activities November 2011

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