the support shown by all the students who came to watch. It really felt like a big, tight-knit family. Definitely something you don’t want to miss.
Ong Pei Wen, Class of 2021:
Highlight: Being able to apply the knowledge learnt in our pre-clinical years, and interacting with patients
who let us practise our examination skills. Positive interactions with peers, doctors and other healthcare
professionals really help us to grow. Conversations with patients remind us that they are more than just
their condition or disease; with many social factors and issues in play which can’t be solved by simply
curing the disease, there is a need to approach the problem from many different perspectives.
Students trying out an ultrasound machine during a lesson
Experience: The most underrated experience would be the simulation sessions in our Anaesthesiology and
Internal Medicine postings. It felt strange to interact with a mannequin, but I enjoyed the opportunity to
work with my team in order to solve various problems in a setting that wasn’t a TBL session! I’m glad
we could make mistakes in a safe and controlled environment and get a sense of the scenarios we
might face in the future.
Kok Cheng Yit, Zachary, Class of 2020:
Highlight: The postings in Year 4 offer a new perspective to medicine as it shows us a more holistic approach to caring for patients. Besides academic work, one of the most memorable experiences would be having the chance to once again perform alongside my friends in probably our last PBnJ performance of our
Experience: Having to change locations frequently for each posting can be exhausting but on the bright side, at least it gives opportunities to explore the food across Singapore (when time permits).
Ken Chua Kai Yang, Class of 2019:
Highlight: The biggest highlight for me this year was the moment when A/Prof Tham Kum Ying announced
to all of us gathered in the seminar room that our MBBS passed as a batch! Everyone literally shed blood, sweat and tears prepping for finals and we’ve already gone though so much together. It was quite an amazing moment receiving the news together that we’ll be moving on as a batch.
The Class of 2019 passed their final MBBS exam
Experience: Joining teams of amazing junior and senior doctors who really care about our learning, and take the time to help us prepare for the next step of our career. On top of that, it’s always nice to see our seniors around the wards and hear from them their experiences or tips to survive life as a House Officer.