Team Medicine scores!

The Inter-Faculty Games (IFG) Champion’s trophy has once again returned to Team Medicine for 2013! Our students have done extremely well and emerged gloriously! A pat on everyone’s back for the excellent sportsmanship. The IFG is a much celebrated sporting event bringing together ten NUS Faculties in friendly competition for the coveted Tan Chorh Chuan Challenge Trophy.

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Prof Barry Halliwell received top honours – President's Science and Technology Medal

Our heartiest congratulations to Professor Barry Halliwell and Dr Khor Chiea Chuen on being awarded the 2013 President's Science and Technology Awards! Professor Barry Halliwell was presented with the President's Science and Technology Medal, the highest of honours among the awards while Dr Khor received the 2013 Young Scientist Award for his research on genetics and heredity, particularly in eye-related traits and infectious disease. 

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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!