Outstanding Science Alumni Award 2009
ANG Hui Gek
BScPharm 1981
Chief Pharmacist, Ministry of Health
Registrar, Singapore Pharmacy Council

 
Ms ANG Hui Gek started her career as a pharmacist in Mount Alvernia Hospital in 1982. She then joined the National University Hospital (NUH) as a Senior Pharmacist in 1985. Here, in addition to being a pioneer in clinical pharmacy practice, she had the privilege of setting up the first cytotoxic reconstitution laboratory at the hospital's Oncology Centre in 1988. The following year, Ms Ang joined the Singapore General Hospital (SGH) where she rose to become the Assistant Pharmacy Manager in 1992 and then Pharmacy Manager in 1994. In 2002, she took on the position of Assistant Director, Allied Health Division also at the Singapore General Hospital and was promoted to Director, Allied Health Division in 2003.
 
Ms Ang has served as Chief Pharmacist, Ministry of Health since 2003. With this appointment, she was also the President and Registrar of the then Singapore Pharmacy Board until 2008. With the passing of the new Pharmacist Registration Act in 2007, she continues to serve as the Registrar for the new Singapore Pharmacy Council. Ms Ang has been actively involved in the drafting of this new Act right up
to its implementation when the Singapore Pharmacy Council was corporatized as a statutory board in 2008.
 
Under her leadership, the Council's major achievements include the implementation of the Continuing Professional Education (CPE) framework, Preceptorship and Mentoring framework, and the Pharmacist's Oath. She also initiated the Singapore Pharmacy Council's Competency Examination as part of the entry requirements for all new pre-registration pharmacists and overseas pharmacists into the pharmacy profession in Singapore.
 
As a much sought-after domain expert, Ms Ang has had more than 40 speaking engagements, presentations and publications in her career. She sits on the Advisory Committee of Temasek Polytechnic's Applied Science School, as well as the Advisory Board of the SGH Postgraduate Allied Health Institute. She also serves as Advisor to the Singapore Pharmaceutical Society.
 
For her achievements and contributions to field of Pharmacy in Singapore, Ms Ang was a recipient of the Lucy Wan Outstanding Pharmacist of the Year Award in 1998. More recently in 2008 and 2009, she was conferred Spring Singapore's Excellent Service Award in both the Silver and Gold categories.
 
"It is not your aptitude, but your attitude that determines your altitude." -- Zig Ziglar
 
In recognition of her accomplishments and contributions, the Faculty of Science honours Ms Ang Hui Gek with the 2009 Outstanding Science Alumni Award.