By Paul Ratcliffe
Deputy Faculty Education Officer and Singapore Project Manager
Each time I visit LKCMedicine I never fail to be amazed at the amount of progress made – this time I watched as the test piles were drilled into the ground outside of the HQ building to ensure that they can take the weight of the fantastic 20 storey Clinical Sciences Building that will very soon rise to become a new landmark of the Novena area.
I also had the pleasure of watching some of the inter-house telematch. What a fantastic way for students to unwind from their busy studies whilst building camaraderie amongst their house groups. Wednesday afternoons are also ‘sacred’ for students in the UK with many opting to undertake sporting pursuits.
Back in London, the production of the Year Two curriculum has picked up pace as we work towards meeting our summer deadline. Our loss is LKCMedicine’s and Tan Tock Seng Hospital’s gain as Dr Jaita Mukherjee has moved to Singapore for a six-month post. We have appointed two new Clinical Education Fellows, Dr Heba Saleh and Dr Anna Romito, who began earlier this month to help support the on-going development of the curriculum and ensure that we stay on target.
Sadly Karen Mortell left the team in February to return home to Ireland. We have appointed Dr Eleanor Sheppard as Collaboration Officer for Governance and Educational Quality who will join the team in June to take Karen’s place and work closely with Ruth Choe’s team in Singapore to ensure that our provision remains of the highest quality.