December 2013 | ISSUE 9
LKCMedicine’s Evening with the Deans

On 3 December 2013, LKCMedicine hosted about 200 prospective students to our 2nd Evening with the Deans, hosted by Senior Vice-Dean Professor Jenny Higham.

The students were keen to study medicine at LKCMedicine, having sat their BioMedical Admissions Test (BMAT) – a key admissions requirement here – on 6 November 2013.  They would have received their BMAT results on 27 November.

Held at the Marina Bay Sands Expo and Convention Center, the event gave these students the opportunity to interact with key LKCMedicine staff and faculty members including the Vice-Deans and Assistant Deans at a reception before the start of the evening’s programme.

At the start of the programme, Professor Higham gave her welcome address before proceeding to a series of presentations by the School’s faculty and students.

Vice-Dean (Education) Associate Professor Naomi Low-Beer talked about the School’s innovative curriculum such as the use of eLearning in curriculum delivery, early clinical experience and Team-Based Learning.  This was followed by Assistant Dean Associate Professor Wong Teck Yee who went into detail about the early clinical experience provided by LKCMedicine and its healthcare partners.

The School’s rigorous admissions process which includes the BMAT and Multiple-Mini Interviews was then explained and clarified by Assistant Dean Professor John Laycock. LKCMedicine students Benjamin Siow and Yap Hong Wan concluded the series of presentations by providing insights into life as an LKCMedicine student. A Q&A session chaired by Professor Higham with the School’s faculty and students concluded the evening’s programme.

This year saw more than 800 students in Singapore taking the BMAT and early indications show many were outstanding when compared to their international counterparts. The two-hour test assesses a student’s scientific knowledge, problem-solving, data analysis, reasoning and writing skills.