Faculty of Science

Department of Pharmacy

Message from the Head of Department

A Message from the Head of Department

January 2014

I wish to extend a warm welcome to all who have come to visit this website of the Pharmacy Department located at the National University of Singapore. As we step into a brand new year, I like to take this opportunity to wish you a successful and rewarding year in 2014.
The Department remains as the only academic unit in a university that offers a professional Pharmacy education that leads to registration as pharmacists in Singapore. Therefore its vision is to become a leader in shaping healthcare through innovative pharmaceutical education, research and practice.
As a Department, we are aspired to shape the local healthcare landscape and to be an active citizen in the global healthcare arena by

  • providing world class pharmaceutical education through innovative teaching pedagogies which prepare our graduates to be competent pharmacists and creative pharmaceutical scientists who can transform the lives of patients.

  • engaging in cutting edge pharmaceutical research leading to new discovery in drug therapy and new practices for better health outcomes.

  • influencing changes in health services that bring about better cost effective treatments and lower drug related problems.  

The Department is made up of a group of dedicated staff members who share common core values that bring us together as a “Pharmily” (a term of endearment which we hold close to our hearts). We believe that these core values are essentially embedded in all pharmacists and pharmaceutical scientists and we aim to be able to impart these values to our all students. Therefore,

  • we are dedicated and committed to serve our students and patients so that they can receive the best outcomes from what we do for them.

  • we aim to act in ways that are professional and ethical so that we gain respect and trust from all those with whom we interact.

  • we aim to lead and do our best to achieve excellence in whatever we do.

  • we aim to be progressive in our development so that we can provide the best by using innovations in our education, research and practice.

  • we aim to work as a team to overcome adversities; and create a vibrant and collegial environment for all.

The values are put together to form the word “PHARMACY” to demonstrate that these values are embraced in the profession and that upholding these values is our priority in the Department. As we re-affirm our dedications to the Pharmacy profession at the beginning of the New Year, we look forward to an exciting and successful year ahead.

Head Message

A/Prof Wai Keung CHUI
Department of Pharmacy