Dr Dujeepa D. Samarasekera

Dr Dujeepa D. Samarasekera

Centre for Medical Education
National University of Singapore



The TRUST Factor
Date: 22 September 2017, Friday
Time: 2pm – 2.30pm
Synopsis: The discussion will focus on the importance of building trust between the trainer and the trainees in postgraduate medical education. The presentation will share best evidence information regarding the rationale behind and the contemporary best practices in developing “trusting” relationships with the trainees. It will also focus on the impact of building trust on patient outcomes in postgraduate medical education.


Dr Dujeepa has been involved in curriculum planning, evaluation, and student assessment at both the undergraduate and postgraduate levels of health professions education courses. He is also the Co-chair for faculty development at the National University Health System (NUHS) Residency Program, Member of the Graduate Medical Education Committee of NUHS, Faculty Teaching Excellence Committee and heads the Continuous Quality Improvement section of the Deanery Education of National University of Singapore (NUS) Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine.

His international involvements include being elected as the Vice-President, Association of Medical Education in the Western Pacific Region (AMEWPR) for 2014-17, member of the panel of reviewers for ASPIRE – an institutional accreditation initiative anchored by AMEE, and serves in the boards of Association of Asian Medical Educators, appointed as an Ambassador of the Association of Medical Education Europe (AMEE).

Dr Dujeepa serves in the editorial advisory boards of the South East Asian Journal of Medical Education (SEAJME), Korean Journal of Medical Education and is a journal reviewer for several peer-reviewed local and international journals. He is the Editor in Chief of The Asia Pacific Scholar journal. Dr Dujeepa has published in peer-reviewed journals as well as authored several book chapters on Medical and Health Professions Education. He was the recipient of MILES award (Mentorship Innovation Leadership in Education Scholarship) at 2014 Asia Pacific Medical Education Conference.