By Michael Dobbin, Collaboration Manager (Governance & Educational Quality), Faculty of Medicine, Imperial
Imperial College London has collaborated with LKCMedicine to establish an LKCMedicine Electives programme in London, a first starting this year. From 28 August, 22 LKCMedicine students in the final year of the MBBS programme shall undertake their six-week elective placements at the Imperial College Healthcare Trust, each elective tailored specifically to their needs.
In addition to an immersion into medical life at Imperial, students will have a rich experience of hands-on supervised clinical practice and exposure to a range of specialised units within the Charing Cross, Chelsea & Westminster, Hammersmith and St Mary’s Hospitals.
Professor Mark Nelson, Professor of Human Immunodeficiency Virology Medicine at Imperial, Consultant Physician at Chelsea & Westminster Hospital, and the Clinical Liaison in the Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust for the LKCMedicine Electives programme said, “We look forward to welcoming LKCMedicine students from Singapore. We hope that the experience of how a different medical school works and trains its students will be fulfilling. The electives should be highly enjoyable both academically and socially and influence how one perceives best practice of medicine in the future.”
During my time in Singapore last September, it was my pleasure to meet some of the now confirmed students. There was great enthusiasm for what is to be a unique, quality student experience. Working closely with Prof Nelson, Dr Mike Barrett, Head of Learning Resources at Imperial's Faculty of Medicine, and other key personnel, we have drawn from a wide range of expertise across Imperial in order to holistically inform and quality assure the administrative arrangements of the programme.
LKCMedicine is a high-profile collaboration within the international education context, and we look forward to delivering an excellent, bespoke and rewarding elective programme that is in accordance with this narrative.
(Top left - right) Charing Cross Hospital, Chlesea & Westminster Hospital
(Bottom left - right) Hammersmith Hospital, St Mary's Hospital
All photos courtesy of Imperial COllege London/Christian Richters