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May 2012

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SMA Publications



53rd SMA Annual General Meeting

President's Forum

The Next Lap
A/Prof Chin Jing Jih picks up the baton

Council News

Honouring Excellence
Congratulations to the recipients of the Healthcare Humanity Awards 2012!

Is Disruptive Behaviour Affecting Your Job Satisfaction?
Members, we want your views!


SMA Membership Privileges

Workplace Safety and Health for Medical Clinics

Inter-Professional Games 2012


National Health Insurance
Dr Jeremy Lim analyses why we didn't get it right

Executive Series

Budget 2012 Enhancements: Maximising the PIC Scheme Grant


The Professional Role of the Doctor as Medical Examiner
Dr T Thirumoorthy provides some guidelines


Death Certification 101
The first ever SMA Seminar: Death Certification

Wilful Blindness in Healthcare
Margaret Heffernan speaks about the challenges in medical practice

Skyving Good Times
An enjoyable evening specially for members


Drama in the Skies
Dr Pinakin V Parekh has the experience of a lifetime

Playing Doctor on a Plane
A/Prof Cuthbert Teo offers some advice

From the Heart

Operation Theatre 4: The Great Inspection
Come enjoy a dramatic musical!

Touch Lives, Lift Spirits
Volunteer with YMCA Singapore!


At the Top of the World
Dr Wong Tien Hua goes skiing in Switzerland


SMA Events May - June 2012

The views and opinions expressed in all the articles are those of the authors. These are not the views of the Editorial Board nor the SMA Council unless specifically stated so in writing. The contents of the Newsletter are not to be printed in whole or in part without prior written approval of the Editor.

The SMA News is published monthly by the
Singapore Medical Association.