August 2017 (Special Edition) | Issue 31
LKCMedicine engages over 1,000 prospective students about careers in medicine

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By Grace Ang, Senior Executive, Communications & External Relations

Over a week dedicated to admissions and career talks, LKCMedicine faculty, staff and students reached out to over 1,000 aspiring medical students from 20 schools, junior colleges (JCs) and polytechnics.

This intensive outreach effort officially kicked off on 10 July with LKCMedicine’s traditional Admissions & Career in Medicine talk, held for the first time at the School's Clinical Sciences Building (CSB). Vice-Dean for Clinical Affairs Professor Pang Weng Sun introduced LKCMedicine’s innovative curriculum and pedagogy to an audience of 180 aspiring medical students. He handed the stage to Assistant Dean for Admissions Associate Professor Kwek Tong Kiat, who spoke about the admissions criteria and shared tips on the BioMedical Admissions Test and Multiple Mini Interviews.

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L-R: Aspiring medical students tour the bespoke-built learning facilities, including the Anatomy Learning Centre, at the Clinical Sciences Building; during the tour, one student tries her hand at suturing a prosthetic wound

After the talk, the students had a chance to have their burning questions answered. Many asked about LKCMedicine’s distinctive features and the traits the School looks for in applicants. The event concluded with a tour of CSB’s bespoke learning facilities, where students got a glimpse of what studying at LKCMedicine is like.

That same week, the LKCMedicine outreach team, helmed by the Assistant Deans, hit the road delivering school talks at many schools across Singapore including Hwa Chong Institution, National JC, NUS High, Raffles Institution, Temasek JC and Victoria JC. These talks are part of LKCMedicine’s ongoing outreach efforts to engage aspiring medical students, their parents and teachers, and present opportunities for them to interact with faculty, staff and students to better understand the School’s innovative curriculum and admission criteria.

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L-R: Hwa Chong Institution (HCI) students crowd the LKCMedicine booth to find out more at the HCI Scholarships Fair; while Assistant Dean for Year 5 Assoc Prof Tham Kum Ying shares her insights during the School talk

On top of the school talks, the LKCMedicine outreach team participated in career fairs at various schools. The LKCMedicine booth drew strong crowds with many students eager to learn more about the MBBS programme and admissions process. The intensive outreach period was capped by an admissions talk at Anglo-Chinese School Independent (ACSI), which was led by ACSI alumnus and LKCMedicine Assistant Dean for Care Integration and Lead for Professionalism Associate Professor Chin Jing Jih.