Published on 05 Sep 2023

AI, digital health among refreshed curriculum for medical school students

From 2024, students enrolling in NTU Singapore’s Lee Kong Chian School of Medicine (LKCMedicine) will learn from a refreshed curriculum with more course content related to artificial intelligence (AI) and digital health as these solutions continue to drive healthcare delivery.

LKCMedicine will implement more tech-enabled teaching tools throughout its five-year Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery (MBBS) degree programme to help students become doctors who are discerning and confident users of technology. 

This tech focus will be balanced out by an expanded scope in medical humanities, which trains medical students to be doctors who are agile and adaptable in navigating uncertainties and difficult situations in their practice, and to deliver compassionate and patient-centred care.
In addition, NTU LKCMedicine will adopt the University Clinical Aptitude Test (UCAT) as part of the school’s admissions process, in place of the BioMedical Admissions Test (BMAT), to ensure that students have the personal qualities required for a career in medicine.
This refreshed curriculum comes on the back of the rapidly developing digital age, and aims to expose students to the digital health solutions and AI-powered medical technology that are increasingly deployed in the healthcare setting.

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