An Imperial medical school in Singapore
The Lee Kong Chian School of Medicine opens its doors to the first students on Monday 5 August.
A new partnership with Nanyang Technological University
For further information please contact:
- Paul Ratcliffe, Deputy Faculty Education Officer
(and Singapore Project Manager)
A guide to the Lee Kong Chian School of Medicine, containing an overview of the new school, can be accessed below.
On 5 August 2013 the Lee Kong Chian School of Medicine (LKCMedicine), a joint initiative between Imperial College London (Imperial) and Nanyang Technological University (NTU), opened its doors to its inaugral cohort of 54 students.
The students will pursue an innovative curriculum developed by a team within the Faculty of Medicine at Imperial. The students will gain experience in a wide range of clinical settings from an early stage in the course and will use the very latest learning technology, including South East Asia's first Anatomage Table which displays life-sized 3D images of full body anatomy. Imperial developed course content is loaded onto students' iPads to enable them to prepare for their Team Based Learning sessions. On successful completion of the course, students will be awarded a Bachelor of Medicine Bachelor of Surgery (MBBS) jointly between Imperial and NTU,
In time annual recruitment will rise to 150 new students and, at full capacity, there will be over 750 students studying on the five-year undergraduate medicine course.
The Faculty Singapore Board, which comprises senior academics and administrators from the College and the Faculty of Medicine, oversees Imperial's responsibilities in relation to the collaboration.