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AST CARES Awards 2015

Award Winners

Dr Michele Lim

AST14-Michele LimDr Lim Lan Fern Michele is currently a Registrar at the Department of Women’s Anesthesia, KK Hospital. As part of her administrative duties, she is the department social representative, involved in the organization of residents’ and departmental social gatherings and outings. She also sits in the department Joint Commission International (JCI) committee and is involved in the processes of JCI re-accreditation for KK Hospital. She represents the department in the hospital workgroup looking at safety of air flight after anesthesia and surgery.

Dr Lim actively participates in educational activities such as SHARP lectures for anesthesia residents, department journal club meetings, MO teaching sessions, Primary & Final preparatory tutorials and the Primary MMed Preparatory Course (Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine).

With a research interest in the use of opioids in the obstetric population, she has published a review article of the use of remifentanil in labour and is the co-investigator in a Phase 2 study on a novel vital-signs-controlled, patient-controlled-analgesia (PCA) remifentanil system for labour analgesia. She was involved in the proof reading of the textbook ‘Obstetric Anesthesia and Analgesia: Practical Issues’ and has written a book chapter entitled ‘Opioids in Obstetrics’ to be published in a pharmacology textbook (in press). In addition, she is the co-investigator in a Phase 3 randomized controlled clinical trial on multiple epidural maintenance regimens (COLEUS trial).


Dr Ong Shimin

AST15-Ong ShiminDr Ong Shimin has completed her Advanced Specialist Training (AST) at Tan Tock Seng Hospital (TTSH). In her two years of AST training, she has continued to strive for clinical excellence and actively sought to improve her knowledge and skills. At the same time, she was given opportunities by her department to develop professionally.

Shimin was her department’s coordinator for the Anaesthesia Part 1 examinations for two consecutive years. She is currently also the department’s coordinator for Continuing Medical Education (CME) sessions.

As a proponent for Patient Safety, Shimin has assisted in the hospital’s Patient Safety Workshop for new Medical Officers. She is currently involved in a project to improve the Early Warning System in TTSH, so that there is earlier detection of patients who are turning unstable and appropriate care can be delivered to such patients expeditiously.

Shimin is actively involved in educational activities at the hospital and department level. She has conducted the Airway Training for multiple batches of Code Blue Team doctors in TTSH, and is an instructor at various courses organized by the hospital, such as the Trauma Orientation Programme, Basic Assessment and Support in Intensive Care (BASIC) and Core Resuscitative Skills Training (CREST). In addition to helping Medical Officers with their preparation for the Anaesthesia Part 1 and Part 2 examinations, she also participates actively in the teaching of Medical Officers, medical students from NUS and Lee Kong Chian School of Medicine, as well as nurses in the Operating Theatre. In recognition of her efforts, she was awarded the NHG Teaching Award for Junior Clinicians in 2015.

With an interest in Airway, Shimin is part of the organizing committee for the Difficult Adult Airway Courses conducted jointly by TTSH and Khoo Teck Puat Hospital (KTPH). She is also involved in research related to Airway topics.

Dr Mavis Teo

AST15-Mavis TeoDr Mavis Teo is a Senior Resident in the Department of Anaesthesiology in the SingHealth Anaesthesiology Residency Programme (SHARP). She has a special interest in Neuroanaesthesia. She was also given the opportunity to be one of the Chief Residents in the pioneer batch of the Singapore Chief Residency Programme (SCRP) – 2013 to 2014; a year long national programme designed to build effective medical leaders.

Mavis is involved in the teaching of junior residents in SHARP. She has also been awarded the Outstanding Resident Award at the Residency in SingHealth Excels (RiSE) Awards in the Year 2013,2014 and 2015. She has also received the Best Resident Award at the Singhealth Best Junior Doctors and Medicine Scholarship Awards in both Year 2012 and 2013.

Outside of work, Mavis enjoys running, spinning and most certainly, KPOP and Korean dramas!

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