Full Name
Dujeepa Samarasekera
Director Centre for Medical Education
National University of Singapore
Dujeepa Samarasekera is the Director, Centre for Medical Education (CenMED), Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine and Senior Consultant (Health Professions Education) at the Ministry of Health Singapore. He is a visiting professor and external faculty to Tzu Chi University, Semey State Medical University, University of Maastricht and Aga Khan University. Dujeepa has been involved in curriculum development, quality assurance and accreditation and faculty development at both undergraduate and postgraduate level health professional courses. He is the Course Director of the Masters and Certificate program in Health Professions Education – Singapore. He is the Chair Faculty Teaching Excellence Committee (FTEC) for Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine and Saw Swee Hock School of Public Health. In addition Dujeepa leads the School of Medicine Continuous Quality Improvement team at the deanery and is the cochair for faculty development in the residency program. He is also a member of the Undergraduate Curriculum Committee and Graduate Medical Education Committee, Faculty Assessment Committee and Curriculum Steering Committee at the School of Medicine and the academic health centre – National University Health System. At the Ministry of Health level, Dujeepa is part of the Professional Training Assessments & Standards (PTAS) division and provides expertise in the following areas - Undergraduate Medical Schools and Postgraduate speciality training accreditation; development of Postgraduate Year 1 training and assessment framework; Nursing curriculum framework (Nursing Executive Education Committee); Pharmacy and Allied Health Residency programs to refine their training and evaluation programs. At the regional and international level Dujeepa is a member of the ASPIRE for Excellence panel at the European Association for Medical Education to evaluate medical schools that have achieved excellence in specific areas of faculty development, assessment etc and Co-chair the Asia Pacific Scholar Network (APMENet) in medical education. He is the present President of College of Clinician Educators at Academy of Medicine Singapore and also the President of the Western Pacific Association of Medical Education which is the regional branch organization of the World Federation of Medical Education in charge of global medical school standards and accreditation. Dujeepa is the Editor-in-Chief of The Asia Pacific Scholar (TAPS) journal and serves on the editorial advisory boards of Annals of Academic Medicine Singapore, South East Asian Journal of Medical Education (SEAJME), Korean Journal of Medical Education, Journal of Educational Evaluation for Health Professions, BLDE Medical Journal and AMEE online journal MedEd Publish. He serves in many international medical education organizations and has published widely in peer-reviewed medical education journals as well as authored book chapters relating to Medical and Health Professional Education. Dujeepa holds the fellowships of Academy of Medicine Singapore, Academy of Medicine Malaysia, Academy of Medical Educators in the United Kingdom, Royal College of Physicians Edinburgh and the fellowship of Medical Educators Europe.
Dujeepa Samarasekera