Congratulations to all award recipients of 9th Student Achievement Awards!

The annual NUS Student Achievement Awards organised by the Office of Student Affairs (OSA) attracted 850 guests and exceptional individuals and student groups were recognised for their noteworthy contributions to student life in the University. Through this event, OSA seeks to promote informal learning through students’ participation in co-curricular activities, involvement in arts, community service and student leadership.

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Study reveals that almost 50% of Singaporeans have high levels of bad cholesterol

A study led by Assistant Professor Khoo Chin Meng from NUS Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine has found that 48% of adult Singaporeans have excessive levels of bad cholesterol of Low Density Lipoprotein (LDL), heightening the risk of heart diseases. Healthy diet, active lifestyle and medication are recommended to keep bad cholesterol at minimal levels.

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Grade-free scheme shows better results

The result for two years of "grade-free" scheme in Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine is out. No less than 95% of the medical students passed their exams on the first try, and in fact performed even better in their continual assessments. Through psychological testing, the school also found that students were less stressed. There are now plans to adopt a similar grades-free scheme for freshmen at other NUS faculties in the next few years.

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Online casebook on healthcare ethics accessible now

The Centre for Biomedical Ethics has collaborated with Hastings Center in New York and Ethox Centre at the University of Oxford on a new online guide on medical ethics, titled "Making Difficult Decisions With Patients and Families: A Singapore Casebook". The book has been designed to promote learning, teaching and discussion among healthcare professionals on some of the most complex, yet common, issues they face.

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Playhouse 2013

An integral component of the arts scene at the School since its inception during its years as King Edward VII College of Medicine, Playhouse has evolved from simple short 30-minute skits into large-scale productions. Playhouse 2013 was no exception, the spectacular performances put up by the five Phases dazzled and regaled the audience.

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Teddy Bear Hospital initiative to help young students overcome fear of medical treatment

Student volunteers from the Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine at NUS ran the Teddy Bear Hospital initiative and visited 1,000 young students in pre-school centres and primary schools this year to help them overcome their fear of medical treatment. If you are interested to volunteer, email  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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The Unsweetened Truth

300 members of the public were educated on diabetes over a 2-day exhibition on 16 and 17 December. Several people with abnormal capillary blood glucose readings were picked up after going through the free capillary blood glucose testing onsite and got referred to the necessary family physicians or polyclinics.

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