House System

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LKCMedicine House System

We have created a comprehensive House System that allocates personal Tutors to individual students for guidance and mentorship, with the aim of giving students maximum opportunity to succeed in the MBBS programme. The LKCMedicine Houses are named after luminary figures that have impacted the history and profession of medicine, so as to inspire students in their chosen profession. Students are assigned to one of five Houses at the start of their studies and remain in the same House throughout their period of study at LKCMedicine. Students and their Tutors meet regularly as a group and also in one-on-one meetings.

House Tutors are LKCMedicine faculty committed to helping students succeed in the MBBS programme. Students can discuss their wellbeing and academic progress with House Tutors, while building relationships with fellow students in the same House. Tutors guide students to develop their understanding of higher education, the curriculum, the demands of the medical profession and the satisfaction of achieving their academic, personal and professional goals.

Aims of House System 

  • Support, guide and mentor
  • Build identity and community
  • Facilitate relationships
  • Inspire ​

LKCMedicine House Names

The LKCMedicine House System comprises five different Houses. To inspire the medical students for their chosen profession, the five LKCMedicine Houses are named after historical figures who have impacted the history and profession of Medicine. Click here to read more about the significance of each House Logo.

Marie Curie House

Named after Marie Curie (1867-1934), a Polish-French physicist and chemist who was a pioneer in research on radioactivity and the use of radium for medical diagnostics. She was the first person honoured with two Nobel prizes in Physics in 1903 and Chemistry in 1911.

House Tutors: Dr Tanya Tierney (Senior), Dr Lee Koon Guan, Dr Teo Boon See, Dr Ranganath Vallabhajosyula, Dr Elenore Judy B. Uy, Mr Emmanuel Tan, Dr Allyson Soon, Dr Tan Yan Yuan, Dr Mahwash Jamal

Alexander Fleming House

Named after Sir Alexander Fleming FRSE FRS FRCS (1881-1955), a Scottish biologist, pharmacologist and brilliant researcher. He was known for the discovery of the enzyme lysozyme in 1923 and the antibiotic substance penicillin in 1928. He shared the 1945 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine with Howard Florey and Ernst Boris Chain.

House Tutors: Asst Prof Endean Tan (Senior), Dr Angela Tan, Dr Chen De Quan, Asst Prof Joseph Leong, Dr Tan Eng Chun, Dr Chew Kwei Yong​, Dr Evelyn Duston, Dr Lee Zheng-Wei, aLex, Dr Xiong Jingwei Rachel

Lim Boon Keng House

Named after Dr Lim Boon Keng (1869-1957), a Malayan medical doctor, scholar, educator, legislator, entrepreneur, community leader, social reformer and philanthropist. Dr Lim was a powerful orator and prolific writer who promoted education and social reforms in Singapore and China.
House Tutors: Asst Prof Lawrence Quek (Senior), Dr Nelson Chua, Asst Prof Richard Roshan Goveas, Dr Su Shengyong, Asst Prof Tom Carney, Asst Prof Vivian Siu, Asst Prof Marie Loh,  Dr Christina Liew, Asst Prof Yew Yik Weng
William Osler House
Named after Sir William Osler, 1st Baronet (1849-1919), a Canadian pathologist, physician, educator, bibliophile, historian and author. He is known as the "father of modern medicine".
House Tutors: A/P Mary Wong (Senior), Dr David Lim, Dr Ho Eu Chin, Assoc Prof Yung Chee Fe, Dr Sim Chee Yong Mark, A/P Suresh Jesuthasan, Dr Han Siew Ping, Assoc Prof Norris Ray Dunn, Dr Ngai Qian Yi, Asst Prof Baptiste Didier Jose Janela

Wu Lien-Teh House
Named after Dr Wu Lien-Teh (1879-1960), a Malayan physician who was an important figure in early 20th century epidemiology. He was nominated for the 1935 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine for his work on the Pneumonic Plague.
House Tutors: Dr Ng Joon Hwee (Senior), Dr Erwin Chan, Dr Lee Oh Chong Leng, Asst Prof Jeeve Kanagalingam, Dr Yasmin Chamberlain, Asst Prof Navin Verma, Dr Navjot Uppal, Dr Yap Soo Kor Jason, Dr Pau Lai Yin Jessica, Dr Low Tze-Ann’s Keynes