2015 Academic Medicine Administrators Forum & Workshop

The 3rd annual AM Administrators Forum, organised by Joint Office of Medicine, was held on 2nd October. The Forum’s theme ‘Empowering Administrators as Stewards for AM’ contributes towards our aim to build the capability of AM Administrators and share good practices. The annual AM Administrators Forum provides an attractive platform for AM Administrators to network and share best practices; learn skills and knowledge needed in Academic Medicine Administration, to advance Academic Medicine. JOAM welcomed Mr John Borrelli, Chief Administrator, Department of Anaesthesiology, Duke University Medical Centre as he delivered a keynote lecture on ‘But we’ve always done it this way: Leading Change as an Academic Administrator’. Mr Borrelli conducted a workshop in the afternoon on Dashboards and Productivity-based management systems.


Prof Tom Coffman giving the Welcome Address


Prof Fong Kok Yong on what it means to be a Steward


Mr John Borrelli – Leading Change as An Administrator


Mr Foo Suan Jong sharing best practices – from JOAM’s perspectives


AM Administrators Learning from One Another


Dr Edwin Liu on Nurturing Research Capabilities For a Budding ACP


Mr Ng Mor Jack sharing best practices – Developing SingHealth IVF App


Dr Thiyagarajan Jayabaskar on Education Research – Next Frontier for AMCs


Effective Strategic Facilitation of Strategic Hire by Ms Josephine Ng (Top) and Ms Julia Ong (Bottom)


Mr Eugene Quek on Building Strong External Collaborations – A Surgery ACP Experience


Ms Fiona Loke on Developing MedTech as a Core Capability for our AMC



Participants from this year’s Forum also saw the launch of the AM Administrator Fellowship which is an Administrators Development Programme under AM-ETHOS. Through this Fellowship, senior Academic Administrators can look forward to embarking on a journey of mutual learning, cross-exposure and immersion across Duke Medicine, Durham, USA and SingHealth Duke-NUS AMC.


Launch of AM Administrator Fellowship


“Journey Together to Advance AM”
AM Administrator Fellowship - Taking Flight


Administrators and Clinicians – Holding and Supporting Each Other in the Journey to Advance Academic Medicine



The workshop conducted by Mr Borrelli was entitled ‘Best Practices in Academic Medicine: Dashboards and Productivity-based Management’. Participants discussed the importance of dashboards for managing purposes, including managing change. For the session on ‘Productivity-based Management’, Mr Borrelli highlighted the Faculty Reporting System (FRS) – which was developed by his department. The FRS allows faculty and management to view their academic and clinical productivity. The system is also used for mentoring, QI, and other metrics.


Mr Borrelli sharing the financial and academic dashboards that his department has developed


Group Work


Group Presentation


Participants fully engaged during the workshop


Happy Participants


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