Standardised patients help with medical training

Part-time actors are now being engaged by medical schools to role-play as patients during medical training. These standardised patients (SPs) simulate patients and help mimic the symptoms and illnesses that medical students will eventually confront in their patients. 

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Research on atherosclerosis wins MSIWF grant

Dr Rufaihah Binte Abdul Jalil was awarded the Mitsui Sumitomo Insurance Welfare Foundation (MSIWF) grant for research on atherosclerosis, a common disease known to harden the arteries among the elderly.

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Medical textbook by NUS professors is an unexpected hit

A textbook on Emergency Medicine techniques by Associate Professors Shirley Ooi and Peter Manning has become an international bestseller.

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NUHS becomes new integrated health cluster

Singapore’s public healthcare sector will be reorganised into three integrated clusters for the central, eastern and western regions, and the National University Health System (NUHS) and Jurong Health Services (JurongHealth) will be merged into one.

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Bone loss leads to higher risk of fractures

Women are at a higher risk of suffering from fractures compared to men due to osteoporosis, or major loss of bone mass. They experience bone mass loss from the age of 35 at a faster rate compared to men, and during pregnancy and breastfeeding.

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The Asia-Pacific's biggest medical education conference returns to Singapore in 2017

The Centre for Medical Education (CenMED) hosted the 14th APMEC in January 2017. The APMEC series was initiated in 2003 with the motto, “Think BIG, Start Small, ACT NOW”. CenMED has built the APMEC series and has progressively developed it to its current status as a major conference in the field of medical education.

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Scientific symposium furthers translational research into “healthy ageing”

NUS Medicine hosted the inaugural Joint Scientific Symposium with Japan’s Keio University on January 10 and 11 at the Centre for Life Sciences. 

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