By Professor Mike Ferenczi
All the teams at LKCMedicine have worked extremely hard to put the finishing touches to the preparations for welcoming our inaugural cohort, especially the fine tuning of the Year 1 curriculum.
In particular, we ensured all safety documentation and procedures were robust and in place. This involved daily correspondence between my team in Singapore and the team at Imperial College London, together with the help of the many people involved at Nanyang Technological University (NTU) and Tan Tock Seng Hospital.
Assistant Dean Associate Professor Tham Kum Ying was also kept busy liaising with the many clinical teams in the hospital to make sure clinicians were well informed of their teaching responsibilities.
LKCMedicine faculty conducting practical stress tests
Over the past few weeks, the teaching laboratory in the Research Techno Plaza at NTU has been in constant use, with NTU students participating in mock laboratory practicals to check on the timing of the procedures in which our students will participate. We are very grateful to them for their enthusiastic participation. Assistant Dean Assistant Professor Dinesh Kumar Srinivasan also showcased the plastinated specimens and Anatomage table which will be used for anatomy teaching.
Indeed, we have had many visitors from the media and other institutions, curious and interested about our teaching methods and our preparations. We are really excited that our first cohort is made up of such outstanding students and look forward to engaging fully with them. The creation of a new medical school is a rare and historical event, one which we are all proud to be a part of.