FEATURE ARTICLE

At Your Service - A Decade of Neighbourly Health Screening

 

Medical undergraduates at the NUS Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine regularly give back to the community and one way is through the Neighbourhood Health Service (NHS). Now in its 10th year, the NHS has been providing residents of 1-2 room rental flat blocks in Singapore with free health screening and follow-up.

 

DEAN'S MESSAGE

 

Dear Reader,

 

Compassion, commitment and an abiding concern for the health and well-being of the community are three themes which feature prominently in the articles found in this issue of MediCine.

 

They are sounded in the traditional White Coat Ceremony welcoming freshmen Medicine students to the School at the start of their studies, and echoed in the annual, student-led Neighbourhood Health Service that is into its 10th year. We hear these 3Cs reiterated in the sharing of a specialist-in-training and see them expressed in our students’ outreach to migrant workers.

 

 

 

DOSSIER

 

White Coat Ceremony 2016

 

It was a defining moment for the 300 medical freshmen of the Class of 2021 as they were officially welcomed to NUS Medicine...

 

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DOSSIER

 

Public Health Service 2016

 

The annual Public Health Service (PHS) organised by NUS medical students took place on October 8 and 9 at Clementi Central...

 

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Hero of NUS Pioneers Honoured with Bursary

 

Mr Wong Niap Leng was a hero to earlier generations of NUS medical students because of his kindness to cash-strapped students...

 

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The NUHS Summit Research Programmes

 

Research focused on understanding and developing lasting and meaningful solutions to some of the most challenging medical and health issues.

 

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The Best Medicine

 

Dr Benjamin Hooi (MBBS 2011 and M Med 2016) shares his views on what patients really want.

 

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SCIENCE OF LIFE

 

Male Caregivers of Cancer Patients More Stressed Than Counterparts in Canada, Britain, the United States 

 

 

Men who have to look after loved ones suffering from cancer are more stressed than their counterparts in the West.

 

 

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SCIENCE OF LIFE

 

Found - Tumour Suppressor That May Lead to More Accurate Prognoses, New Treatments for Childhood Neuroblastoma

 

Neuroblastoma is a rare but aggressive cancer that affects immature nerve cells in the sympathetic nervous system in infants and young children.

 

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IN VIVO

 

A Medical Student Reflects on His Palliative Care Attachment Experiences

 

I applied for a Palliative Medicine attachment...really taught me many lessons that I will cherish as I continue to learn to be a useful doctor...

 

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Medical Students' Outreach to Migrant Workers Talks Health and Wins Hearts

 

Let us not forget those who left their homes to build ours” – these were the words which echoed in our hearts as we began our journey...

 

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PEOPLE OF NUS MEDICINE

 

Behind The Lens

 

 

Phase I Medicine student Ching Ann Hui made local news recently when she won the CDL Singapore Young Photographer Award (CDL SYPA). She explains her love for the art form.

 

Picture above: The faces of togetherness and happiness juxtapose with the sobriety and solitude of the subject. There is the proliferation of photos of ‘the good life’ on social media that is unrealistic and warp our sense of normalcy, ironically intensifying negativity.

 

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INSIGHTS

 

At Your Service - A Decade of Neighbourly Health Screening

 

Medical undergraduates at the NUS Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine regularly give back to the community and one way is through the Neighbourhood Health Service (NHS). Now in its 10th year...

 

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The Future of Singapore Healthcare

 

 

Associate Professor Benjamin Ong, Director of Medical Services, Ministry of Health, delivered the NUS Medicine Keynote Address to students and staff of the NUS Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine, Duke-NUS Medical School and Lee Kong Chian School of Medicine on September 9.

 

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SCHEDULER

 

NOVEMBER - JANUARY 2017

Date

 

 Event & Venue

 

 Nov 3 - 6

 
NUH Eye International Congress 2016 (XII ISOT & III APOT Meetings)
Auditorium, NUHS Tower Block
 Nov 7
 
 NUS - PRIME (Priority Research in Medical Education)
 Centre for Translational Medicine (CeTM), MD6, NUS
 Nov 10 - 12
 
 Asia Pacific Psycho-Oncology Network (APPON 5) Meeting
 Auditorium, NUHS Tower Block
 Nov 15 - 17
 
Asia Pacific Meeting on Simulation in Healthcare (APMSH)
 University Cultural Centre, NUS & Centre for Healthcare Simulation, Level 3,
 Centre for Translational Medicine (CeTM), MD6, NUS
 

 

Nov 18 - 20

 

 

 Association of Standardised Patient Educators (ASPE) Asia Pacific Conference
 Centre for Healthcare Simulation, Level 3,
 Centre for Translational Medicine (CeTM), MD6, NUS

 Nov 26

 

 
 Wong Hock Boon Society Symposium & Mentor Appreciation Lunch 2016
 Peter & Mary Fu Lecture Theatre (LT35), Level 1,
 Centre for Translational Medicine (CeTM), MD6, NUS
 Jan 11- 15  
 14th Asia Pacific Medical Education Conference (APMEC)
 University Cultural Centre, NUS