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Dr Alvin Lum is currently the Head of Medical Services at Institute of Mental Health (IMH). He is also the Deputy Director (since 2012) and Resident Physician (since 2010) of the IMH Mental Health-General Practitioner (MH-GP) Partnership Programme which aims to right-site the management of stable patients with mental illness to the primary care setting, within a community of trained general practitioners (GPs) who are psychologically-minded and sensitive to effectively manage these patients in the community. Since 2012, Dr Lum is part of the teaching faculty and Lecturer of the Graduate Diploma in Mental Health (GDMH) - a structured training programme for GPs, jointly organized by IMH and the Division of Graduate Medical Studies (DGMS), National University of Singapore (NUS) which aims to equip GPs with skills to manage and treat patients with minor mental illness in the community. He was part of the first cohort of Graduate Diploma in Mental Health that graduated in 2012. Dr Lum is also an Adjunct Lecturer (since 2013) in the Department of Family Medicine, Yong Loo Ling School of Medicine at National University of Singapore. Dr Lum has over 18 years of experience in primary care and was a Family Physician and GP in private practice. Dr Lum also has a strong interest in research, involved initially with the Early Psychosis Intervention Programme, which led to a scholarship from the Singapore Millennium Foundation, when he was appointed a Visiting Research Fellow at the Research Department of IMH.

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