December 2014 | ISSUE 15
Ending the year on a high

By ​Nicole Lim 
Editor, The LKCMedicine

As 2014 comes to a close, The LKCMedicine takes a reflective approach for its last issue of the year, looking at the challenges women in science face and what can be done to inspire more to stay the course.

TIME Magazine has just named Ebola fighters as its choice for the Person of the Year 2014, so we discuss the responsibilities of doctors to society during times of crises with infectious diseases experts and Vice-Dean for Clinical Affairs Associate Professor Pang Weng Sun.

On a lighter note, our new Year 1 students talk about student life – what hall life has to offer, where the best places to study are and whether it was really as scary as they thought when they met their first patient barely two months into the course.

We also have the latest news – including the launch of 11 Mandalay Road, a commemorative book about the history and the painstaking restoration of the School’s heritage headquarters – and updates on curriculum development.

Happy reading and happy holidays!

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Editorial Team


Professor Lionel Lee, Executive Vice-Dean (Administration)

Siti Rohanah Koid

Nicole Lim

Contributors & Writers
Nanyang Assistant Professor Juliana Chan
Dr Jaita Mukherjee
Dr James Stratford-Martin
Dr Vasuki Chellamuthu
Andrea Loh
Berwin Tan
Edwin Chew
Goh Kang Shiong
Loi Su Min
Paul Ratcliffe
Siddharth Reddy
Shobana Balasingam
Vincent Neoh

Editorial Board
Professor Michael Ferenczi
Dr Andrew Ang
Dr Vivien Chiong
Paul Ratcliffe
Siti Rohanah Koid
Suzanne Lim