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Specialists Accreditation Board

The Specialists Accreditation Board (SAB) determines the qualifications, experience and other conditions; as well as the training programmes which are to be recognised for registration as specialists under the Medical Registration Act.

Functions of the Board


The functions of the Specialists Accreditation Board as listed in the Medical Registration Act are:

  • To determine the qualifications, experience and other conditions for accreditation and registration as specialists under the Medical Registration Act.
  • To define specialities in medicine for the purpose of maintaining and keeping the Register of Specialists.
  • To determine the training programmes (local and overseas) to be recognised for persons who intend to qualify for registration as specialists under the Medical Registration Act.
  • To grant to persons who have the qualifications or experience and who meet the conditions for registration as specialists under the Medical Registration Act Certificates of Specialist Accreditation..
  • To recommend to the Singapore Medical Council programmes for the continuing medical education of persons who are registered as specialists under the Medical Registration Act.
  • To advise the Singapore Medical Council on matters affecting or connected with the registration of specialists under the Medical Registration Act.
Through these statutory functions, the Specialists Accreditation Board is responsible to the Ministry of Health for the overall performance of the specialist training system.

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Board Members


  • A/Prof Ong Kian Chung Benjamin (Chairman)
  • Dr Goh Khean Teik (Secretary)
  • Prof Tan Ser Kiat
  • Dr Sayampanathan Sarvaselan R E
  • A/Prof Chen Fun Gee Edward    
  • A/Prof Tan Hak Khoon   
  • Dr Faith Chia Li-Ann   
  • A/Prof Ooi Beng Suat Shirley
  • A/Prof Mak Seck Wai Kenneth
  • A/Prof Cheah Wei Keat        
  • Prof Nambiar Rajmohan
  • Dr Lim Yean Teng
  • A/Prof Tay Jam Chin        
  • Prof Ho Lai Yun
  • Prof Biswas Arijit
  • Prof Tan Puay Hoon        
  • Dr Noorhazlina Bte Ali
  • Prof Lee Eng Hin
  • A/Prof Lau Tang Ching
  • A/Prof Tham Kum Ying
  • A/Prof Chan Choong Meng
  • Dr Sally Ho Chih Wei

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Last updated: 01 Apr 2019 16:58