Lee Hsien Loong Award for outstanding all-round achievement – Dr Benjamin Tan Yong Qiang

We are proud of Dr Benjamin Tan Yong Qiang, being the recipient of the Lee Hsien Loong Award for outstanding all-round achievement in 2013. Dr Tan achieved the delicate balance of excelling in his medical studies and maintaining an active participation in student-led activities; holding key leadership positions in the Medical Society and other initiatives.

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NHS volunteers doubled since 2006

The Neighbourhood Health Screening (NHS) programme started in 2006, with 240 NUS medical student volunteering to give free health checks to poor and aged residents in selected area of Singapore. This year, 500 medical students took part in the scheme which has covered Taman Jurong, Macpherson and Bukit Merah. The outreach efforts were led by second-year medical students, Ke Yu He and Christopher Thng.

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First prize for Team NUS Medicine at the 11th IMSPQ 2013

Kudos to the NUS team of five physiology students for returning as the grand champion of the 11th Inter-Medical School Physiology Quiz (IMSPQ)! Despite the tough competition from 85 teams representing universities all around the world, our medical students emerged as the winning team. Initiated in 2003, IMSPQ is a medical physiology quiz competition among first year medical students from universities around the world (mainly Asia).

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Prof Bay Boon Huat receives the Public Administration Medal (Bronze)

Congratulations to Professor Bay Boon Huat on receiving the prestigious National Day Award! As Head of the Department of Anatomy, he has brought the Department to an even higher level both locally and globally with his visionary and progressive leadership. Prof Bay has combined outstanding leadership and service with a stellar publications record and outstanding academic contributions, and epitomises the distinguished academic scholar whom we all look up to.

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Silver award for Rag & Flag 2013!

A silver award won, many new friendships established and once in a lifetime experience! It was the first-ever NUSSU Rag Day at University Town, which had a total of fourteen spectacular exhibits and performances presented by the NUS faculties and halls of residences. Bravo to all who have participated for the great effort and dedication!

White Coat Ceremony 2013

Medical freshmen of the Class of 2018 were presented with their White Coats at the University Cultural Centre (UCC), National University Singapore (NUS) on 7 August. It was a glorious and eventful moment as the faculty members put on the White Coat for the students in the presence of their families. The White Coat is a symbol of medical profession and the donning of the white coat has been widely adopted as a rite of passage into medical schools all over the world.

"Next Generation of Science Journalists" Award

To help recognise emerging medical science journalists, Germany’s most read medical journal Deutsches Ärzteblatt, the European Union of Science Journalists’ Associations (EUSJA), and the World Health Summit (WHS) will grant the "Next Generation of Science Journalists" Award for the second time.

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