The Lee Kong Chian School of Medicine (LKCMedicine), a partnership between Nanyang Technological University, Singapore (NTU Singapore) and Imperial College London (Imperial), is training a generation of doctors who will put patients at the centre of their exemplary medical care.
The School’s primary clinical partner is the National Healthcare Group, a leader in public healthcare recognised for the quality of its medical expertise, facilities and teaching. The School, named after local philanthropist Tan Sri Dato Lee Kong Chian, was officially opened on 28 August 2017 by Deputy Prime Minister Mr Teo Chee Hean. LKCMedicine aims to be a model for innovative medical education and a centre for transformative research.
Graduates of the five-year undergraduate medical degree programme that started in 2013 will have a strong understanding of the scientific basis of medicine, along with interdisciplinary subjects, including engineering, technology and the humanities. Its first doctors graduate in 2018 with a Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery (MBBS), awarded jointly by NTU Singapore and Imperial.
About Imperial College London, School of Medicine
Consistently rated among the world's best universities, Imperial College London is a science-based institution with a reputation for excellence in teaching and research. The university attracts 14,000 students and 6,000 staff of the highest quality from around the world. Innovative research at the College explores the interface between science, medicine, engineering and business, delivering practical solutions that improve our quality of life and the environment – underpinned by a dynamic enterprise culture.
Imperial College’s School of Medicine is one of the largest schools in the UK, training more than 2000 students in Medicine and Medical Biosciences. Programmes are delivered at four main campuses in London, as well as at a wide range of partner hospitals and general practices.
The Faculty of Medicine, of which the School is a part, has an international reputation for excellence, routinely ranked among the world's top five in the sector. The School harnesses that excellence to provide a unique, research-led student experience in Medicine and Health Sciences. Learning from international experts and undertaking research under their supervision provide both an enviable, world-class training and an inspirational setting in which to prepare for a career in the NHS, academia or related industries.