August 2015 | Issue 19
Ramping up outreach efforts to attract top students

Rosli A Razak
Senior Assistant Director, Communications & External Relations

What sets LKCMedicine apart from other medical schools? Why do I have to take the BioMedical Admissions Test (BMAT)? What is Team-Based Learning and how effective is it in teaching medicine?
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Students from schools, junior colleges and polytechnics are hosted over two sessions at LKCMedicine’s Novena Headquarters​

These were some of the questions posed by the more than 500 aspiring medical students attending LKCMedicine’s school outreach talks held between 20 and 27 July.

During the week-long outreach, LKCMedicine faculty, staff and students, met and hosted students from 22 schools, junior colleges (JCs) and polytechnics all over Singapore.

These talks are part of LKCMedicine’s regular interactive outreach programme to give aspiring medical students an overview of the School’s unique pedagogy and facilities, a sneak peek into life as an LKCMedicine student and more importantly, a clearer idea of what working in medicine entails.

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NUS High students hear from LKCMedicine faculty and students about work and life at the School (left); while a Raffles Institution student asks about the kinds of clinical attachments available to LKCMedicine students (right)

LKCMedicine also took part in the Raffles Institution Scholarship and Career Fair on 15 July and the One ACS Career Forum on 1 August. The booths received an overwhelming response from students and parents.​

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Aspiring medical students from Hwa Chong Institution quiz LKCMedicine Year 2 studentSeow Yi Heng​​
the School's outreach activities. On 31 July, the School hosted the monthly principals’ meeting and introduced attendees to the School’s innovative curriculum, learning environment and admissions process.