December 2014 | ISSUE 15
Charting LKCMedicine’s way to 2020

On 10 and 11 November, LKCMedicine’s leadership and management came together on Sentosa to finalise the School’s strategic direction to deliver academic excellence.

Held at the Singapore Resort & Spa on Sentosa, the one-and-a-half day Strategic Planning Retreat was the culmination of three months of division-specific planning between March and May 2014. It brought together the divisions’ initial plans, so that they could be further fine-tuned and aligned to NTU’s 2020 strategic plans where appropriate.

The first day of the Retreat saw the participants engaged in active discussion on the divisional plans and how they could contribute to the LKCMedicine strategies. After the group discussions, participants reviewed the proposed strategies of other divisions during a Gallery Walk, gave their comments and sought clarifications. With the feedback from other colleagues, the individual divisions further refined their strategies.

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To gain more perspective on the proposed strategy, LKCMedicine invited external guests to the second day of the Retreat. Guests included BMS EXCO Planning & Coordination Office Executive Director Dr Edwin Low, NTU Vice President for Education Strategies Professor Lee Sing Kong, NTU Senior Associate Provost for Undergraduate Education Professor Kam Chan Hin and National Healthcare Group Deputy Group CEO for Education and Research Associate Professor Lim Tock Han.

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The guests provided valuable feedback that enhanced the strategies and provided affirmation that LKCMedicine is charting the right course in its pursuit to be a world-class medical school. The revised strategies and feedback will now be incorporated into a strategic plan report that will guide the School’s operations.

Summing up the discussion, LKCMedicine Dean Professor James Best likened the role of the School’s three divisions to the piles and capping beams of the new Clinical Sciences Building, which work together to provide a strong foundation for the building. Similarly, all three divisions play an equally important role in ensuring that LKCMedicine can accomplish its mission in producing “the doctors that you and I would like to have caring for us”.