April 4, 2019

Dr. Dujeepa Samarasekera

MBBS(Col) MHPE(Maast) FAMS(Sing) FAMM (Malaysia) FAcadMEd(UK) FAMEE

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. He is a visiting professor and external faculty to Tzu Chi University,
Semey State Medical University, University of Maastricht and Aga Khan University.
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 and Certificate program in Health
Professions Education – Singapore.

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 Curriculum Steering Committee at the
School of Medicine and the academic health centre – National University Health System.
At the Ministry of Health level, Dujeepa is part of the Professional Training Assessments &
Standards (PTAS) division and provides expertise in the following areas – Undergraduate
Medical Schools and Postgraduate speciality training accreditation; development of
Postgraduate Year 1 training and assessment framework; Nursing curriculum framework
(Nursing Executive Education Committee); Pharmacy and Allied Health Residency 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 College of Clinician Educators at Academy of Medicine Singapore and also the
President of the Western Pacific Association of Medical Education which is the regional
branch organisation 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, Journal of Educational Evaluation for Health
Professions, BLDE Medical Journal and AMEE online journal MedEd Publish.

He serves in
many international medical education organisations 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 Academy of Medicine
Singapore, Academy of Medicine Malaysia, Academy of Medical Educators in the United
Kingdom and the fellowship of Medical Educators Europe.