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Extraordinary Opportunities Ahead for Singapore’s Brightest Talents

SAM_4707 (Custom).jpgThe Lee Kong Chian School of Medicine opened its doors to our inaugural cohort of medical students on 5 August 2013. On that historic day, we welcomed 54 outstanding young men and women. Since then, our cohort size has grown and soon we will welcome each year 150 or more aspiring young doctors, who will be working with and learning from some of the best talents in medicine and healthcare.
Since the School’s establishment in 2010, we have been developing with Imperial College London a modern curriculum that is characterised by its innovative approaches. Students are taught by world-class experts, working in teams in a high-tech environment and gaining experience from the start in hospitals, patients’ homes and in all settings where healthcare is delivered. They learn through simulations, refining their skills with the assistance of actors, and benefit from extensive use of technology, accessing eLearning materials through their iPad anywhere and at any time.
We aim to produce graduates who will excel in their career path, whether they choose to become a surgeon, a general practitioner, a physician, a clinician scientist, or they take one of the many other diverse routes that will be open to them.
We at the School, with the support of the Ministries of Education and Health as well as our healthcare partners, are committed to giving an outstanding education to our students. Alongside this commitment, we strive to build on the research strengths of Imperial and NTU to make medical discoveries that will benefit society. There is an exciting journey ahead and we are seeking Singapore’s brightest and most talented students to join us.

With warm regards,
Professor James Best
Dean, Lee Kong Chian School of Medicine