On November 15 2013, Minister for Health Mr Gan Kim Yong visited LKCMedicine’s Novena Campus to learn more about the School’s progress. He was warmly welcomed by NTU President Professor Bertil Andersson who hosted the visit with the Vice-Deans of the School.
Vice-Dean (Education) Associate Professor Naomi Low-Beer gave an overview of LKCMedicine’s collaboratively designed curriculum, followed by Director of IT and eLearning Mr Paul Gagnon who showed how we use IT to support teaching and learning, in particular the Team-Based Learning (TBL) pedagogy used in the School. Next, Assistant Dean for Course Evaluation Dr Sandra Kemp explained the School’s user-friendly feedback system – Student Voice, Staff Voice and Joint Voice.
Following these presentations, the Minister then observed a TBL session in progress, facilitated by Dr Preman Rajalingam, with Dr Loh Seet Yoong and Dr Kwek Tong Kiat as content experts. The Minister had the opportunity to engage the students in a light-hearted discussion about their experience in LKCMedicine, after which he observed the students’ discussion during their Group Application Exercise.
The Minister’s visit ended with a wrap-up discussion on LKCMedicine's future plans and a short tour of the Novena campus, where he learnt about the sensitively-restored heritage building at 11, Mandalay Road (formerly a medical students hostel in the 1920s and 1930s) which now serves as the School's headquarters and is complemented by a newly-constructed education wing, the Toh Kian Chui Annex.