Dr. Dujeepa Samarasekera
President of the Western Pacific Association for Medical Education
Dujeepa Samarasekera is the Director, Centre for Medical Education (CenMED), Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine, and Senior Consultant (Health Professions Education) at the Ministry of Health Singapore.
Dujeepa has been involved in curriculum development, quality assurance, and accreditation and faculty development at both undergraduate and postgraduate level health professional courses. He is the Course Director of the Masters in Health Professions Education – Singapore which is a collaboration with the University of Maastricht, Netherlands. He is the Chair Faculty Teaching Excellence Committee (FTEC) for Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine and Saw Swee Hock School of Public Health. In addition, Dujeepa leads the School of Medicine Continuous Quality Improvement team at the deanery and is the co-chair for faculty development in the residency program. He is also a member of the Undergraduate Curriculum Committee and Graduate Medical Education Committee, Faculty Assessment Committee, and the Curriculum Steering Committee at the School of Medicine and
At the MoH level, Dujeepa is part of the Professional Training Assessments & Standards (PTAS) division and provides expertise in the following areas – Undergraduate Medical Schools and Postgraduate specialty training accreditation; development of Postgraduate Year 1 training and assessment framework; Nursing curriculum framework (Nursing Executive Education Committee); Pharmacy and Allied Health programs to refine their training and evaluation programs.
At the regional and international level Dujeepa is a member of the ASPIRE for Excellence panel at the European Association for Medical Education to evaluate medical schools that have achieved excellence in specific areas of faculty development, assessment, etc, and Co-chair the Asia Pacific Scholar Network (APMENet) in medical education. He is the present President of the College of Clinician Educators at Academy of Medicine Singapore and also the president-elect of the Western Pacific Association of Medical Education which is the regional branch organization of the World Federation of Medical Education in charge of global medical school standards and accreditation. Dujeepa is the Editor-in-Chief of The Asia Pacific Scholar (TAPS) journal and serves on the editorial advisory boards of Annals of Academic Medicine Singapore, South East Asian Journal of Medical Education (SEAJME), Korean Journal of Medical Education, BLDE Medical Journal and AMEE online journal MedEd Publish. He serves in many international medical education organizations and has published widely in peer-reviewed medical education journals as well as authored book chapters relating to Medical and Health Professional Education. Dujeepa holds the fellowships of the Academy of Medicine Singapore, Academy of Medicine Malaysia, Academy of Medical Educators in the United Kingdom, and the fellowship of Medical Educators Europe.