July 2017

LKCMedicine students head to India for their exchange programme
On 17 July, eight LKCMedicine Year 2 & 3 students together with LKCMedicine Associate Professor of Human & Microbial Genetics Eric Yap and Senior Assistant Director and Lead for Practical Skills Ms Ramani Saravanan travelled to Christian Medical College (CMC) in Vellore for a clinical sensitisation trip. Founded in 1900, CMC is among the top medical colleges and hospitals in India and is committed to ensuring that patients get proper medical care regardless of financial status. During their two-week trip, the team visited various departments including ophthalmology, obstetrics and ​gynaecology and dermatology. The CMC doctors also told them more about the rare diseases they encounter and allowed the team to participate in their ward rounds and clinics. Students also learnt about the various community-based healthcare programmes including mobile clinics, home visits and health education, run by CMC’s Community Health and Development Unit. They had the opportunity to join CMC’s community nurses and social workers on their house visits to observe how primary healthcare services are provided with such limited resources. Overall, it was a fruitful and eye-opening experience for all the students.
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icine students welcome incoming freshmen
From 24 to 27 ​July, LKCMedicine students put on a warm welcome for 115 of the incoming 120 freshmen who will join the School in its fifth cohort officially on Aug 7. Called “Alumes”, the freshmen orientation camp served as an introduction to the School, its campuses and wider community as well as the student body and life as a medical student. Starting with ice-breaker games at EMB, the camp grouped freshies and their orientation group leaders by House and challenged them over a series of games. On the last day, students spent the morning on a community involvement project, while the afternoon saw freshies stepping into patients’ shoes at an event held at the CSB Anatomy Learning Centre. At the end of the four days, Marie Curie House, under the team name Cazar, emerged with the most points, but much fun was had byall
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KCMedicine students host fourth Dinner & Dance
On 31 July, the LKCMedSoc committee hosted the fourth Dinner & Dance at the Lakeview ballroom in Jurong Bird Park. Themed “Malice in Wonderland”, the event was attended by 120 LKCMedicine students, faculty, house tutors and staff. The programme began with an opening performance by Littmann’s Classic III, which consists of LKCMedicine Year 2 & 3 students Lu Junde, How Jin Wei and Joanna Goh. This was followed by opening speeches by Year 4 student and LKCMedSoc Programme Director Edgar Yeo and Vice-Dean for Education Prof Naomi Low-Beer. Students and staff spent the rest of the evening participating in a slew of games and activities. The evening concluded with both LKCMedicine Vice-Dean Prof Lionel Lee and Vice-Dean for Clinical Affairs Prof Pang Weng Sun giving away prizes for the games and lucky draw, and a closing speech by Year 2 student and Dinner & Dancer chairperson Louise Lo.
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