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The Singapore Medical Council (SMC) will be holding an election from Thursday, 22 October 2015 to Thursday, 5 November 2015 by way of online voting to fill three (3) positions in the Medical Council arising from the end of term of office for the following elected SMC members on 20 November 2015: 

                    a) Dr Anantharaman Venkataraman
                    b) Dr Siow Jin Keat
                    c) Dr Tay Boon Keng

The SMC would like to invite all fully registered medical practitioners to nominate not more than three (3) registered medical practitioners who are resident in Singapore to stand for election as a member of the Medical Council. Your nomination must be made with the consent of the candidate and seconded by another fully registered medical practitioner. You may download and complete the Nomination Form (one form for each nominated candidate) from the link here.

Please note that in accordance with Section 8 of the Medical Registration Act (MRA) (Cap 174) and Regulation 5(2) of the Medical Registration Regulations, to be eligible to stand for election, the candidate must:

(a)             be a citizen or permanent resident of Singapore;

(b)             be a fully registered medical practitioner resident in Singapore with at least 10 years’ experience in the practice of medicine and who has in force a practising certificate at the time of nomination;

(c)             not be an undischarged bankrupt;

(d)             not have been convicted in Singapore or elsewhere of any offence involving fraud, dishonesty or moral turpitude or implying a defect in character which makes him unfit for his profession;

(e)             not have been found guilty in Singapore or elsewhere of any improper act or conduct which brings disrepute to his profession;

(f)              not have been found guilty in Singapore or elsewhere of professional misconduct; or

(g)             not have his fitness to practise as a medical practitioner impaired by reason of his physical or mental condition.

The candidate is required to sign the declaration section in the Nomination Form and to declare that none of the disqualifications stated in Section 8 of the MRA apply to him.

Please submit the original completed form(s) to the Singapore Medical Council located at 16 College Road #01-01 College of Medicine Building Singapore 169854 by hand or registered mail no later than 14 September 2015, 12 noon. No photocopies or faxed copies of the form will be accepted.

Please email us at SMC_elections@smc.gov.sg  should you require any clarification.

Last Updated :  14 Sep 2015 15:35