Published on 31 Aug 2021

LKCMedicine receives international acclaim for pandemic resilient medical education

Nanyang Technological University, Singapore (NTU Singapore)’s Lee Kong Chian School of Medicine (LKCMedicine) has emerged as the first medical school in Singapore to win the ASPIRE Award in curriculum development, in recognition of its excellence in medical education.

LKCMedicine is only the fourth Asian university to receive the international award, placing it among notable past winners such as the University of Sydney, Southern Illinois University School of Medicine, USA, and Charité, Universitätsmedizin Berlin, Germany.

Sought after by medical schools across the world, the ASPIRE Award is the only award of its kind to recognise schools for excellence in medical education.

After undergoing multiple stages and a stringent process of review by an international panel, LKCMedicine emerged as the top performer for its innovation and excellence in curriculum development.

The ASPIRE judging panel highlighted the outstanding features of LKCMedicine’s curriculum development, such as its well-articulated educational principles and a balanced approach to assessment. In addition, the student and patient-centred programmes were also applauded, particularly for its emphasis on team-based learning and early exposure to clinical experiences, as well as its innovative use of technology to enhance learning.

The award acknowledges the resilience of LKCMedicine’s curriculum as it withstood the disruptions caused by the unprecedented pandemic in delivering a world-class medical education.


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