On 9 July, Professor Sir Anthony Newman-Taylor hosted an event to update colleagues on the latest news on the development of the Lee Kong Chian School of Medicine (LKCSoM), Imperial’s joint medical school in Singapore. The event attracted over 120 people from across the Faculty of Medicine, the wider College and beyond, and was also attended by the Deputy High Commissioner for Singapore, Mr Stephen Quick.
The event commenced with a poster exhibition which displayed posters on the curriculum, the infrastructure development, the London Office and research opportunities. Attendees also had the opportunity to watch two short videos – one a virtual fly-through of the new buildings, showing some of the School’s planned state-of-the-art facilities, including learning studios – the other a promotional video with commentary from some of the key stakeholders of Imperial College and Nanyang Technological University.
After a welcome from Professor Sir Anthony Newman-Taylor, Professor Jenny Higham outlined Imperial’s view of the project, emphasising the work that has been undertaken by the College and the huge number of people involved to date (around 300). Professor Martyn Partridge, who is the Senior Vice Dean of LKCSoM, gave a comprehensive overview of progress to date, in particular: outlining the curriculum’s innovative structure, integrating supervised clinical experiences from the very beginning; explaining some of the modern delivery techniques, such as Team Based Learning in the place of traditional lectures; updating on progress with the infrastructure development; and finishing with his own views on living in Singapore. The presentations culminated in a panel Q&A session discussion.
After the presentations, Singapore-style catering was enjoyed as attendees had the opportunity to chat to members of the London project team and Project Board and along with some of the academic staff that had contributed to the curriculum development.
Deputy Faculty Education Officer
Singapore Project Manager