A/Prof Tham graduated in 1988 with MBBS from the National University of Singapore and obtained her FRCSEd (A&E) from the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh in 1993. She became a Fellow of the Academy of Medicine, Singapore in 1999. She completed her Master of Science in Training and Human Resource Management (Distinction) from the University of Leicester, UK in 2006 and her Doctorate in Education in 2016. She has been teaching medical students, junior doctors, nurses and paramedics since 1994. Through the years, she is a much sought after teacher and lecturer and has won numerous teaching awards. Moving beyond her specialization in emergency medicine, resuscitation and trauma, she is now widely consulted on clinical education matters e.g. curriculum innovation and improvement, faculty development. Her research interests include students’ learning of professionalism, professional identity formation and development of teaching culture in an organization. From 2008 onwards, she has been involved in the setting up, organization and launch of the Lee Kong Chian School of Medicine, Singapore’s newest medical school that inaugurated its first cohort in August 2013. In May 2018 she marked another milestone when the inaugural batch of students graduated and started work as PGY1 doctors.