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 has been active in undergraduate and postgraduate teaching and NUHS Residency Curriculum planning.
She is on the editorial board of Medical Progress and International Journal of Mental Health and an invited manuscript reviewer for various Medical Education; International Neuroscience and Psychiatric Journals.
Dr Tan has been awarded Master of Medical Education by University of Dundee in 2011. Dr Tan has received multiple University teaching awards from 2002 to 2017. She has been named the National University of Singapore Faculty Outstanding Educator in 2016.