June 2013| ISSUE 6
London Office Updates

By Paul Ratcliffe

During our recent trip to Singapore, my colleagues and I enjoyed a tour of 11 Mandalay from Tan Hee Kiang, LKCMedicine's Deputy Director for Infrastructure. Colleagues at LKCMedicine already seem to have settled nicely into the compassionately restored historic building, which in a short amount of time will no doubt also be buzzing with student activity.

Attending the Hi-Tea with prospective students was another highlight of the trip – it was a pleasure to meet and talk to some of the potential members of the LKCMedicine inaugural cohort and their parents who attended the event to hear more about the School and its innovative curriculum. The students also learnt about the robust quality assurance policies and procedures that have been jointly developed between LKCMedicine and the London Office to ensure that the joint Imperial College London and Nanyang Technological University MBBS degree is of the highest quality.

 From Left to right: Dr James Stratford-Martin, Professor Sue Smith, Dr Georgina Morris, Paul Ratcliffe and Tan Hee Kiang

Back home in London we have been putting the finishing touches to the last few pieces of Year 1 curriculum material and the curriculum team is continuing to look ahead by progressing with the development of the Year 2 material. As well as voiced-over material, the team will be producing iBooks to deliver some of the content. iBooks can further enhance the learning experience, transforming a standard text book into a multi-dimensional media tool – including videos, animations and quizzes. Students can also interact with the ebook by swiping and pinching to navigate, making notes, highlighting and sharing.