By Rosie Hassett
The week of 14 January this year saw 12 Curriculum Leads from Imperial College London visiting LKCMedicine. The team of 12, consisting of both Clinicians and Scientists are but a small part of a large
faculty at Imperial who are assisting in the development of the LKCMedicine curriculum. The team was led by Dr Naomi Low Beer, Honorary Clinical Senior Lecturer at Imperial, Curriculum Lead for the London Singapore LKCMedicine Project and a Consultant Obstetrician and Gynaecologist.
The aim of this visit was primarily for the Imperial Leads to meet with their respective LKCMedicine leads and discuss the curriculum content for particular specialities. The team also had the opportunity to meet with staff at Tan Tock Seng Hospital, KK Women’s and Children’s Hospital, Khoo Teck Puat Hospital, National Neuroscience Institute, Tan Tock Seng Hospital Rehabilitation Centre and Hougang Polyclinic.
The Leads were also in Singapore to record eLectures for our curriculum and as part of the ongoing LKCMedicine Lecture Series, some of the team gave lectures at TTSH, KKH, KTPH, NNI and
TTSH Rehab Centre.
The visit commenced with a presentation and update on LKCMedicine and the Singapore Health Care System from Senior Vice-Dean Professor Martyn Partridge, followed by presentations by members of the LKCMedicine team on Admissions, Exams and Assessments, Student Life and Infrastructure. Thereafter, the group travelled to TTSH where they were given a tour of facilities by Ms Tan Chew Wah, Deputy Director of TTSH’s Medical Education Office. This was followed by a site visit of our new Headquarters at 11, Mandalay Road.
Dr Graham Easton, a GP and Acting Director of Primary Care Education at Imperial, who is also an experienced medical journalist, was part of the team from Imperial and he conducted
a series of interviews with some of the LKCMedicine Leads to provide material for each learning block in Year One.
On 17 January Dr Martin Lupton, who is a Consultant Obstetrician and Chief of Maternity Services at Chelsea and Westminster Hospital in the UK and also Deputy Director of Education at Imperial,
gave an extremely informative talk to LKCMedicine staff on the challenges of running a medical school.
Indeed, it had been a short but wonderfully productive week!