LKCMedicine is the fourth Asian university since 2013 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. The award was developed by a group of leading international authorities in medical education and educational bodies, led by the UK-based Association for Medical Education in Europe (AMEE).
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 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. The medical school continued to maintain its high educational standards and was able to respond swiftly such as transitioning from physical to online team-based learning seamlessly.