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1.         An election will be held from Tuesday, 25 April 2017 to Tuesday, 9 May 2017 by way of online voting to fill seven (7) positions in the Medical Council arising from the expiry of the term of office for the following elected members on 8 June 2017:

            (a)    Dr Chen Suet Ching Jeanette
            (b)    Dr Chua Swee Boon Raymond
            (c)    Dr Fock Kwong Ming
            (d)    Dr Low Cheng Ooi
            (e)    Dr Ng Wei Keong Alan
            (f)     Dr Tan Chi Chiu
            (g)    Dr Thamotharampillai Thirumoorthy

2.         The SMC would like to invite all fully registered medical practitioners to nominate not more than seven (7)fully registered medical practitioners who are resident in Singapore to stand for election. Your nomination must be made with the consent of the nominee and seconded by another fully registered medical practitioner. You may download, print and complete the Nomination Form (one form for each nominee) from our SMC website [PDF, 74KB]. The Nomination Form must be submitted along with the nominee’s Curriculum Vitae (CV) in the format found on SMC’s website [PDF, 24KB]. 

3.         If you would like to nominate a candidate to stand for election, 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 (Attn: Mrs Joanna Tan, Returning Officer) by hand or registered mail during the nomination period from Tuesday, 14 March 2017 (9 am) to Tuesday, 21 March 2017 (12 noon).

4.         In accordance with Section 8 of the Medical Registration Act (MRA) and Regulation 5(2) of the Medical Registration Regulations, to be eligible to stand for election, the nominee 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

            (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

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

            (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 as
                   judged by a Health Committee.

5.         The nominee 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 (as stated in paragraph 4 above) apply to him.

6.         In preparation for the upcoming election, please be reminded to update your particulars with SMC and ensure that you have set up your SingPass and 2FA (refer to this link for more details).

7.         Please email us at should you require further clarification.

            Thank you.