March 27, 2017

NUS Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine hosted the first AAHCI Southeast Asia Regional Webinar on 27 March 2017. Themed “Faculty Recruitment, Development and Retention in Academic Health Systems”, the presentation and panel discussion by the deans of four academic health institutions from different countries in the region provided diverse perspectives on the universal challenge of attracting and retaining human capital.

While salaries seemed to be the intuitive reason for the high turnover of faculty staff, University of Malaya’s Dean of the Faculty of Medicine, Professor Adeeba Kamarulzaman’s findings from literature reviews and a staff survey of her faculty indicated other factors, such as work-life balance and differing career goals.

Watch the video of Professor Adeeba Kamarulzaman's presentation, as well as an in-depth discussion by Associate Professor Yeoh Khay-Guan, Dean of NUS Medicine; Professor James Best, Dean of Lee Kong Chian School of Medicine, Nanyang Technological University; and Professor Prasit Watanapa, Dean of the Faculty of Medcine, Siriraj Hospital, Mahidol University, on the varying successes of initiatives at their respective institutions.

Speakers

Adeeba Kamarulzaman, Dean of the Faculty of Medicine, University of Malaya
Yeoh Khay-Guan, Dean of NUS Medicine; Professor
James Best, Dean of Lee Kong Chian School of Medicine, Nanyang Technological University
Prasit Watanapa, Dean of the Faculty of Medcine, Siriraj Hospital, Mahidol University