Continuing professional development is a requirement that is imposed by governmental health regulators in Singapore and across the Southeast Asia region. Continuing professional development programmes may take the form of courses organised by accredited organisations. Doctors may also update their knowledge via visiting overseas hospitals and medical facilities to see and learn from themselves how healthcare providers in other countries do it, and what technologies are used. Our related company Health365, with its network of healthcare partners and contacts in Singapore, is in a good position to facilitate this process and support doctors’ continuing professional development.
Case Study: Health365 Arranged Visit By Doctors From The Philippines To StarMed Specialist Centre
Health365 arranged a visit by doctors (comprising endocrine and internal medicine specialists) from the Philippines to StarMed Specialist Centre. During the hour-long visit, the doctors were given a tour of StarMed’s facilities, introduced to StarMed’s services, and learnt about the options for treatments at StarMed. They were also given an insight into medical processes in Singapore.
Feedback from the doctors on the visit were positive, and it had been a useful learning experience for them.
Future Site Visits To Support Continuing Professional Development For Doctors
For healthcare professions, updating of knowledge on diagnostic and treatment practices, technologies and other know-how is of crucial importance. One such way to do so is by visiting and networking with the healthcare provider community in neighbouring countries.
The success of the visit by the Philippine doctors to StarMed was a milestone first for Health365. With Health365’s network of contacts in Singapore, we anticipate more of such visits in the near future.