NUS Medicine welcomes Class of 2022 at the White Coat Ceremony

Medical freshmen of the Class of 2022 gathered at the University Cultural Centre on 10 August 2017 for the White Coat Ceremony. The traditional robing ceremony is a rite of passage for medical students worldwide and was adopted by the School in 2008.

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More ‘generalist’ doctors needed

Singapore, with its ageing population, increasingly needs more 'generalist' doctors who are skilled enough to treat patients with multiple conditions.

"Increasingly, I think that's what we need in the health system we need generalists," said NUS Medicine’s dean, Associate Professor Yeoh Khay Guan.

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A pledge of unity

A sea of red and white filled University Hall on 8 August as more than 300 patriotic NUS faculty, staff, students and alumni came together as one for the annual National Day Observance Ceremony.

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Spotlight on nursing

In honour of Singapore Nurses’ Day, members of NUS Nursing offer a closer look at the nursing profession.

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Alumnus delves into minds of criminals and troubled juveniles

When NUS alumnus Dr Cai Yiming was 13, his grandfather told him to always stand on the side of justice and work to improve the lives of other when he grew up. Today, Dr Cai is one of Singapore’s most respected experts in two areas: child/adolescent psychiatry and forensic psychiatry, and is often called upon to give his expert opinion in high-profile criminal cases.

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New NUS Medicine undergraduates

Ms Aqilah Faaiqah Shamsuri, Ms Aqilah Dariah Mohd Zulkarnain, Ms Norhashirin M Norman, Ms Isrin Farhana Anwardeen and Mr Sheikh Izzat Zainal-Abidin Bahajjaj have chosen to take up medical studies at NUS Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine in 2017. Although they come from different educational backgrounds, they all share the same aspiration to help their fellow Singaporeans as doctors.

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Dirt and health

Many parents want clean, sterilised environments for their children. But while a certain degree of cleanliness and hygiene helps to maintain our children’s well-being and prevent communicable diseases, not exposing them to common microbes and bugs present in dirt leave them with a highly sensitive immune system that is more susceptible to inflammatory diseases and dangerous infectious agents.

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