University of Glasgow, MB ChB in 1995
Consultant, General Surgery
Before coming to CGH, Dr Andrew Clayton Lee was a Consultant Oncoplastic Breast Surgeon in the UK. He completed his oncoplastic breast surgical training at the Edinburgh Breast Unit in 2008 and is a fellow of The Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh and a member of the Breast Surgery International Society of Surgery.
2.What were some of your considerations?
"CGH and I share the same vision of providing a good quality care to patients and being innovative. The new Integrated Building, the upcoming Medical Centre and expansion of Main Building are all very exciting developments that offer the opportunities to grow and advance. The clinical Trials Research Unit, Centre for Innovation and Changi Simulation Centre provide ample of facilities and support for my interests in clinical research and medical education."
"Our three childrens and their education are the most important to us. Singapore has prestigious international schools whose education systems run parallel to the UK. The cost is also comparable to an UK independent school. So far, they have settled in well, and we feel reassured. Accommodation in Singapore is excellent. We live in a lovely condo with gym, tennis court, swimming pool, BBQ facilities and designated parking. The overall cost is comparable to our living expense in the UK."
3. What do you enjoy most about CGH?
"My colleagues. I am very surprised by the number of expat doctors from the UK. There are also many local Singaporean doctors who qualified and trained in the UK. Quite often, I forgot that I have left the UK."
4. What was the transition like?
"Living in Singapore is very much like living in London. It is multicultural. My family and I settled in very easily. The human resource department had been very good and supportive. The relocation package offered by CGH is one of the best."
5. How has your experience been working in CGH?
"It has been very positive. There is a lot of recognition for good work such as service awards, Nurses' Day celebration, appreciation lunch for junior doctors etc"