Published on: 18-Mar-2017
On 18 March 2017, Nanyang Technological University of Singapore (NTU) hosted close to 500 Junior College students with the most stellar academic achievements to their name at a High Tea with NTU President Prof Bertil Andersson.
Held at the Marina Bay Sands Expo and Convention Centre, the High Tea began with Nanyang Scholar and Year 4 Public Policy & Global Affairs student Ms Soh Ming Li welcoming everyone to the event, before Prof Andersson delivered his keynote address, highlighting that NTU has continued to perform well in an ever- competitive environment at the top of university world rankings. In fact, the High Tea was held off the back of NTU having scaled the Times Higher Education World University Rankings to achieve fourth place in Asia and 54th globally. With top-notch facilities and distinguished faculty housed in a constantly expanding campus, NTU has now established its place as the university of choice, not just locally but also in the international arena.
In his keynote address, Prof Andersson said NTU is becoming more and more attractive to not just top students, but also top faculty and industry partners from around the world. "Why? Because the NTU of today is not like the NTU of 10 years ago," referring to the stellar rise in rankings for the university which has been consistently ranked first for universities under 50 years old.
Following NTU President's address, guests were treated to a sumptuous High Tea spread, and were invited to visit the various College and School booths to speak with the NTU faculty, staff and students.
The LKCMedicine booth was a huge draw for many of the brightest students and their parents, with crowds gathering at the booth to learn more about the admissions process, the School's innovative pedagogy and student life. Led by LKCMedicine Dean Professor James Best, Executive Vice-Dean Professor Lionel Lee and Assistant Dean for Years 1 & 2 and NTU Senate Chair Professor Michael Ferenczi, the senior management together with staff from the Departments of Academic Affairs and Communications & External Relations engaged the guests, speaking about the unique technology-enhanced Team-Based Learning (TBL) methodology adopted by LKCMedicine, the School's world-class facilities and many exchange programmes with its parent university, Imperial College London.
With applications for places in the Class of 2022 closing on Sunday, 19 March 2017, Prof Best strongly encouraged those students attending the event who had yet to complete their application to do so. "At LKCMedicine, you will be imbued with a strong foundation in the scientific basis of medicine and at the same time you will be exposed to the art of medicine throughout the five years of the course. As a young and vibrant school with our newly-completed dual campus buildings, you will benefit from being both part of a university and the clinical community in HealthCity Novena. I welcome you to embark on this journey of discovery and to become fine doctors," said Prof Best.
If you are still wavering about applying to the School, here are reasons from current LKCMedicine students on why LKCMedicine is the choice for them:
"LKCMedicine provides a fantastic learning environment for students with varied interests and learning styles to develop to their fullest potential. I have never regretted my choice to pursue Medicine at LKCMedicine!" - Ang Jia Wei, Year 4 student
"The faculty and staff at LKCMedicine view and respect students as the future of the healthcare team, and take efforts to remember students as unique individuals – remembering students' names, interests and personalities! The support system and community at LKCMedicine is robust and welcoming at the same time, giving you a sense of belonging and assuring you that you will not go through medical school alone." - Goh Xin Rong, Year 1 student
"The use of state-of-the-art technology in the Anatomy Lab allows us to become conversant in working with advanced infrastructure and devices. This competency grants us an advantage in adapting to emerging technologies when we start working as junior doctors in clinical settings." - Brenton Sio, Year 4 student
"The Learning Studios located at both the new Clinical Sciences Building (Novena campus) and the Experimental Medicine Building (NTU main campus) are conducive for team-based learning. The spaces allow for an unconventional classroom experience where teams sit in circular tables – this creates an environment for constructive discussion and teamwork." - P S Pandiyan, Year 1 student
"The TBL methodology trains us to justify our solutions to problems – it is not uncommon to have differing opinions within our teams, but working together has guided us to consider solutions that we would not have thought of if we had been working individually. This approach has helped develop us to think not just critically but also holistically." - Nadia Lee, Year 3 student
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