Dr Suriya Prakaash
SingHealth Family Medicine Residency
MAIN CONFERENCE SESSION
Education And Residency Showcase
Date: 22 September 2017, Friday
Time: 2.30pm – 5pm
Synopsis: Understanding the needs of patients and learners is key to the delivery of good patient care and effective medical education. SingHealth Family Medicine educators and residents share their research insights into patient enablement, patient education and education innovations in this showcase. Dr Jason Chan measured the Patient Enablement Index (PEI) and studied patient, physician and system factors affecting patient enablement in an Asian context. Dr Suriya Prakaash and Dr Goh Zhaojing evaluated elderly patients’ awareness of pneumococcal vaccination and the effects of a brief educational intervention on their attitude towards vaccination. Dr Cheryl Tan assessed the knowledge of Pioneer Generation Package (PGP) benefits and the influence of education of its benefits on the choice of primary care provider. Dr Ng Lai Peng shares her experience of creating an animated video to teach primary care physicians the procedure of IUCD insertion and the assessment of learner acceptability and confidence post-training.
Dr Suriya Prakaash graduated from Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine, National University of Singapore in 2010. He went on to complete his Family Medicine Residency with SingHealth and obtained his Masters in Medicine in 2016. He has been part of Army Medical Services, Singapore Armed Forces since then but continues to practice Family Medicine at Sengkang Polyclinic on a regular basis.
Dr Suriya is an avid long distance runner who started competitive running during his secondary school days. He has represented his schools as well as Singapore at cross country and track and field competitions. His sporting background drove him to pursue the International Olympic Committee (IOC) Diploma in Sports Medicine in 2015 and he intends to follow that up by joining the advanced specialist training in Sports Medicine in the near future.