Emeritus Professor Matthew Gwee Choon Eng

Professor Gwee is currently a Professorial Fellow and Chairman, International and Education Programmes in the Centre for Medical Education of the Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine. Professor Gwee currently serves in several local, regional and international committees, Advisory Boards, as well as the Editorial Boards of Medical Teacher, Medical Education, International Journal of Medical Education and J Medical Education and Curriculum Development. Professor Gwee has been an invited speaker/panelist for several gold standard meetings in medical education in the Asia-Pacific region and beyond. He is a pioneer in the field of medical education in Singapore and obtained his MHPEd degree from the University of New South Wales in 1981 during the tenure of a WHO Fellowship. He received the prestigious MILES Award in the 3rd Asia Pacific Medical Education Conference 2006, in recognition of his many contributions to Mentoring, Innovation and Leadership in Educational Scholarship.

Professor Gwee has served as: Fellow of the NUS Teaching Academy; Member, University Committee on Educational Policy; Associate Director, CDTL (1997-2006); Foundation Member, Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee; inaugural Co-Chairman of the Nursing Curriculum Committee, Alice Lee Centre for Nursing Studies; Vice-Dean (1980-1992) and Head, Department of Pharmacology (1987-1997) and Chairman, PBL Committee (2000-2006) in the then Faculty of Medicine, NUS. Professor Gwee has also served as a Member of the Management Committee of the Association for Medical Education in Asia, and also Member, Board of Directors, International Association of Medical Science Educators.

Professor Gwee was recently invited by Nova Publications to contribute a Chapter in the book “Medical Education: Global Perspectives, Challenges, and Future Directions”. Professor Gwee, together with D. Samarasekera and Chay-Hoon Tan contributed the chapter “Globalisation of Medical Education: An Asian Perspective.” Recently, Professor Gwee also published two key papers in Special Issues to commemorate the centenary year (2010) of the Flexner Report in the Journal of Medical Education (“Medical and Health Care Professional Education in the 21st Century: Institutional, National and Global Perspectives”) and the Journal of the International Association of Medical Science Educators (“Role of Basic Medical Sciences in 21st Century Medical Education.”). Since then he has also contributed to other publications including a chapter (“Assessing Anatomy as a Basic Medical Science”) in the book ‘Teaching Anatomy: A Practical Guide’ published by Springer.