President of the Western Pacific Association for Medical Education (WPAME)
Dujeepa D. Samarasekera MBBS(Col) MHPE(Maast) FAcdMEd(UK) FAMEE FAMS(Sing) FAMM(Malaysia) FRCP (Edin)
Dr Dujeepa D. Samarasekera graduated from the University of Colombo, Sri Lanka with MBBS (Honours) in 1995 and after training as a physician went on to develop further in Health Professions Education in the Netherlands.
At the Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine, National University of Singapore, he is the Senior Director of the Centre for Medical Education, Director of the university’s Centre for Development of Teaching and Learning, and a member of the University Teaching Excellence Committee. He leads the School of Medicine Continuous Quality Improvement team for education and is also a member of the Undergraduate Curriculum Committee, Graduate Medical Education Committee, Faculty Assessment Committee and Curriculum Steering Task Force at the School of Medicine and National University Health System (NUHS).
Dr Samarasekera also provides leadership and expertise to the Ministry of Health in the following areas – programme accreditation; and development of training courses and assessment frameworks for Medical, Nursing, Pharmacy and Allied Health programs. He is the immediate past President of College of Clinician Educators at the Academy of Medicine of Singapore and became President of the Western Pacific Association of Medical Education in 2018. Dr Samarasekera is the Editor-in-Chief of The Asia Pacific Scholar (TAPS) journal and serves on the editorial advisory boards of a number of other international medical education journals, and has published widely in peer-reviewed medical education journals as well as authored book chapters. He is an honorary Professor and Visiting Faculty at Tzu Chi University of Science and Technology, Taiwan; Semey State Medical University, Kazakhstan; and the University of Maastricht, Netherlands.