Hougang residents learnt more about first aid

In conjunction with the Community Health Project titled "Knowledge and Attitudes of First Aid", Phase IV medical students came together to put up an inaugural first aid roadshow for the residents of Hougang. The students shared their research findings and basic first aid principles with the public.

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Project Oranges With Love (OWL) 2014

Project Project OWL is an interprofessional education event initiated by the Social Directorate of Medical Society. Volunteers of different healthcare professions worked together to present oranges and sang familiar Chinese New Year tunes to patients in five hospitals. The activities lightened the atmosphere in the hospital and brought comfort to the patients!

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Operation Smile 2014

Student volunteers from the NUS Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine sold food and merchandise to raise funds for Operation Smile earlier this month. An international charity organisation, Operation Smile is set up to provide impoverished kids with cleft lip, cleft palate and other facial deformities with reconstructive surgeries.

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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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