Message from HOD

Welcome Message from Chair, University Medicine Cluster

Since our inception in the King Edward VII College of Medicine at the turn of the 20th century, the Department of Medicine has played a pivotal role in supporting the academic and clinical healthcare needs of Singapore. Our mission, “Leading the way in clinical care through excellence in research and education” depicts our ethos in our continual strive to redefine healthcare goals in the constantly changing demographic landscape.

Reorganized into the University Medicine Cluster, we are better integrated to provide holistic, integrated and advanced tertiary care across a wide spectrum of specialties through our Divisions of Acute Care, Advanced Internal Medicine, Dermatology, Endocrinology, Gastroenterology and Hepatology, Geriatric Medicine, Infectious Disease, Nephrology, Neurology, Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine, Rheumatology, Family Medicine and Psychological Medicine. Our focus on safety, quality, evidence and value-based medicine provides the backbone for us to evolve patient-centric care from hospital into the community.

Underpinning our clinical enterprise is our rich legacy of research vibrancy. Our research programs in Gastric cancer, Hepatitis B, Tuberculosis and Metabolic Disease are just some of the examples where we have built pillars of excellence that are world-leading. Leveraging on the state of the art research facilities on campus, our research activities span the full spectrum of research : basic research to better understand diseases, translational research to explore new treatment targets and clinical trials to find ways of providing better care for our patients.

In education, our commitment to teaching, training, supervision and mentorship has built a dynamic culture of scholastic instruction and guidance. Our undergraduate workshops, residency programme, clinical fellowships and academic development program aim to provide an enhanced learning experience for both our undergraduate and postgraduate students, and are highly sought after. As a centre of higher learning, our goal is to unlock and maximize the potential of every individual and groom new talents and leaders for our future.

On behalf of UMC, I welcome you to explore our website and be enthralled by the spectrum and depth of activities. More importantly, I hope we can infect you with some of the excitement as we seek to innovate and push the frontiers of medicine and healthcare. Together, we will make tomorrow’s medicine, happen today.

We look forward to meeting you.


Associate Professor Dan Yock Young