Published on: 09-Sep-2017
Close to 500 guests flocked to LKCMedicine's Novena campus this Saturday morning, September 9, to find out more about the innovative curriculum the School offers.
Held for the first time at the Clinical Sciences Building, the Parents Engagement Session received an overwhelming response, with many keen to take a look into the School's new, cutting-edge learning facilities.
The event began with LKCMedicine Dean Professor James Best addressing the audience. Illustrating the partnership between Nanyang Technological University Singapore and Imperial College London, Prof Best said, "LKCMedicine is a medical school with a personal touch, where your sons and daughters will receive an internationally-benchmarked curriculum."
Following Prof Best's welcome address, Vice-Dean for Education Professor Naomi Low-Beer gave an overview of LKCMedicine's innovative curriculum and team-based pedagogy, which characterises the MBBS programme.
Next, the guests were offered a glimpse into the vibrant student life at LKCMedicine through a presentation by Class of 2019 students Nicholas Lee and Rebekah Lee. The students talked about the many exciting facets of student life; from their experience of TBL and clinical attachments to house activities and overseas community involvement programmes.
After the presentations, the ball was passed to the audience, who could now ask the faculty and students their burning questions. Chaired by Vice-Dean for Clinical Affairs Professor Pang Weng Sun, the Q&A panel, comprising the Vice-Deans and Assistant Deans, answered the audience's questions about admission criteria, curriculum, BMAT, the Multiple Mini Interviews (MMI), the expanding student intake and the Imperial student exchange programme.
Having had their questions answered, the guests were curious to see and experience how the teaching facilities at the Clinical Sciences Building enhance students' learning experience. Before embarking on interactive tours, they were treated to a reception where they mingled with staff, faculty and students. After the reception, the guests were brought on guided tours, where they got to look inside the body by examining plastinated specimens and observing an ultrasound demonstration at the Anatomy Learning Centre. At the practical skills lab and in the simulated ward, suturing and venepuncture demonstrations were underway; while in the Learning Studio, the visitors could experience first-hand the technology-enhanced Team-Based Learning that has replaced traditional lectures at LKCMedicine.
At the end of this session, the guests left with a better understanding of what LKCMedicine has to offer. One parent said, "The tour of the facilities was excellent, as it gave my son who is interested in Medicine a first-hand experience of what it would be like to be a student in LKCMedicine." The Parents' Engagement Session is just one of the School's many outreach initiatives which offer insights into the unique teaching that goes on at LKCMedicine.
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