FEATURED ARTICLE

The Run of Their Lives

 

Moved by the struggle of mentally ill patients against disease and stigmatisation, four NUS Medicine undergraduate students embarked on a 7-day, 250km ultramarathon in May in the Namibia desert to highlight their plight. Their effort received widespread media coverage and helped to raise funds for the Singapore Association for Mental Health. Safely home and on the cusp of their final year in medical school, Jonathan See, Stephen Hwang, Nicholas Eu and Tan Jui-Ern, Jon reflect on their epic journey.


DEAN'S MESSAGE


Dear Reader,


As August rolls around, we welcome the Class of 2021 that has just embarked on the first year of their MBBS studies here at the Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine. We also congratulate the Class of 2016 upon their graduation and hope the medical knowledge and clinical skills they acquired over the last five years will be put to good use in service of the community.


 

DOSSIER

 

Medical Dinner 2016

 

Medical Dinner 2016 was held at the Raffles City Convention Centre with the theme of celebrating the medical teaching community...


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SCIENCE OF LIFE

 

Nuclear DNA When Cut Activates Immune System to Attack Cancer Cells

 

The conventional wisdom about cancer cells is that they are masters of camouflage, invisible to the immune system. However, occasionally...


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A Bursary To Commemorate A Fallen Classmate

 

Christine Chong Hui Xian, a third-year medical student, passed away from brain lymphoma in 2009...


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House Dust Mites Cause DNA Damage and Cell Death in Lung, Worsening Asthma

 

Asthma affects 300 million people globally, with 250,000 people dying from it every year. The house dust mite (HDM) is a major cause...


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Parents Lend Helping Hand to Children's Classmates

 

Parents often want to give the world to their children, showering them with love, support and guidance...


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Lower Dosage Safer for Stroke Patients

 

Treatment for ischaemic stroke can be made safer (especially for patients with inherently higher risk of bleeding) by reducing...


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IN VIVO

 

Dear Doctor

 

My Dear Child (and Fellow Doctor),

It seems just yesterday that I watched you walk up the stage to receive your white coat and begin......


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PEOPLE OF NUS MEDICINE

 

The Art Behind the Science

 

Few people can claim to do what Song Lin does on a daily basis – and fewer still the people who have been at it for as long as she has done...


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INSIGHTS

 

The Run of Their Lives

 

Moved by the struggle of mentally ill patients against disease and stigmatisation, four NUS Medicine undergraduate students embarked on a 7-day, 250km ultramarathon in May...

 

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Has Medicine's Sold its Soul?

 

In Doctored: The Disillusionment of an American Physician, Dr Sandeep Jauhar writes: “Most of us went into their medicine to help people...

 

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Navigating Ethical Issues in Medical Practice

 

Media reports, tea-room conversations and reflections of medical professionals, suggest a current practice situation characterised by diverse ethical challenges...

 

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SCHEDULER

 

AUGUST - OCTOBER 

Date
Event & Venue

 
 Aug 2 
Flag Day 

 

 

Aug 2 - 5 

Sept 20 - 23

Sept 26 - 28

Sept 28 - 30

Oct 3 - 7

Visiting Committees

Cluster 4 (Departments of Surgery, Anaesthesia and Orthopaedic Surgery)

Cluster 1 (Departments of Biochemistry, Anatomy and Physiology)

Cluster 6 (Departments of  Medicine, Psychological Medicine and Paediatrics)

Cluster 3 (Alice Lee Centre for Nursing Studies)

Cluster 2 (Departments of Microbiology, Pharmacology, Pathology and Diagnostic Radiology)

Aug 3

 

Rag Day

Univeristy Town, NUS

Aug 10

 

White Coat Ceremony

University Cultural Centre, NUS

 

Sept 3 - 4

Oct 1 - 2

Neighbourhood Health Service (NHS)

Taman Jurong

Marine Terrace

July 10

 

 

NUS Medicine Safety Day

Safety Carnival and Forum: "Think Safety; Act Safely"

MD1, Level 3

Sept 9 

 

Keynote Address 2016

Auditorium, NUHS Tower Block

Oct 8 - 9

 

Public Health Service (PHS)

Clementi

Oct 18

 

NUS Awards & Appreciation Night

University Cultural Centre, NUS