June 2013| ISSUE 6
LKCMedicine Tea Sessions

On 11 and 25 May 2013, LKCMedicine held tea sessions with prospective students who are on the cusp of joining the School’s inaugural cohort in August.

The tea sessions at Marina Bay Sands were hosted by Dean Professor Dermot Kelleher and Senior Vice-Dean Professor Jenny Higham on 11 and 25 May 2013 respectively.

The tea sessions were graced by Nanyang Technological University’s (NTU) President and Provost. NTU’s Provost Professor Freddy Boey was present on 11 May 2013 while NTU’s President Professor Bertil Andersson attended the event on 25 May 2013. Group CEO of the National Healthcare Group (NHG) Professor Chee Yam Cheng was present at both sessions.

During the tea sessions joined by the students' parents, Professor Kelleher and Professor Higham spoke about the efforts that were put in developing a world-class medical school. Both NTU’s President and Provost gave a speech that highlighted NTU’s strengths in research and the support that are in place for LKCMedicine’s students. 

On both occasions, Vice-Dean, Education, Associate Professor Naomi Low-Beer gave a presentation on “First Class Education at LKCMedicine” while Professor Chee underlined the importance of the prospective students’ roles as Singapore’s future doctors.

The Hi-Tea events concluded with enlightening Question-and-Answer sessions. The Q&A session on 11 May 2013 was chaired by the Dean and addressed by a panel comprising Professor Boey, Vice-Dean, Clinical Affairs Associate Professor Pang Weng Sun, Assistant Dean Associate Professor Tham Kum Ying and Associate Professor Low-Beer.

The Senior Vice-Dean chaired the Q&A session on 25 May 2013 with a panel comprising Professor Pang,  Professor Tham, Assistant Dean Professor Mike Ferenczi and Associate Professor Low-Beer.

Parents and students fielded a wide range of questions, keen to find out what is in store for them if they were to choose LKCMedicine to pursue their medical studies. Prospective students also learnt about the robust quality assurance policies and procedures that have been jointly developed between LKCMedicine and the School’s London Office to ensure that the joint Imperial and NTU MBBS degree is of the highest quality.