Dr Wong Wei Teen
Deputy Clinic Director and Family Physician
SingHealth Polyclinics – Outram
GP Sharing – Medical Mission
Date: 23 September 2017, Saturday
Time: 3pm – 4pm
Synopsis: It is fashionable to do medical missions and it looks good on the resume for any aspiring doctor when applying for medical school or that elusive and prestigious residency position. What really defines a mission’s success is the lives impacted and changed. Next must be the sustainability of the program by the local population and how it connects to the global healthcare system of the country. What are some ingredients of a successful mission and what really goes on behind a successful execution of a medical mission?
Dr Wong Wei Teen practises at Outram Polyclinic, where she is the deputy clinic director. She also serves on the SingHealth Polyclinics (SHP) Quality Improvement Committee as the Patient Safety Group lead. She was part of the first batch of graduating residents from the SingHealth Family Medicine Residency Programme. She has taken part in various community health projects and is also actively involved in overseas medical / relief missions and community development. In 2015, she received the Healthcare Humanity Award.