Dr Tan is an Associate Professor in Pharmacology, National University of Singapore (NUS) and Consultant Psychiatrist, National University Hospital. She served on the Educational Task Force of Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine, on Curriculum Review as well as faculty Professional Development and coordinates the Mentoring Program. She is a Member of the Centre for Medical Education (CenMED) and is actively involved in students and faculty assessment, Objective-Structured-Clinical-Examination and Objective-Structured-Teacher and Examiner Evaluation.
She is on the editorial board of Medical Progress and International Journal of Mental Health and an invited manuscript reviewer for various International Neuroscience and Psychiatric Journals.
Dr Tan has been active in undergraduate and postgraduate teaching and NUHS Residency Curriculum planning. She has received the Faculty Teaching Excellence Award 2013/2014, University Annual Teaching Excellence Awards in 2013/2014, 2004/2005 and 2001/2002 and has been awarded Master of Medical Education by University of Dundee in 2011.