Published on 08 May 2024

New programme to nurture medical students into resilient and effective doctors

NTU LKCMedicine Assistant Dean of Student Well-being Emmanuel Tan (right) having a discussion with LKCMedicine students.

In August, the Lee Kong Chian School of Medicine (LKCMedicine) at NTU Singapore will launch Professional Growth, a new programme that prepares its medical students for the demands of the medical practice by fostering a strong professional identity and mental resilience.

This will be done through regular structured discussions, seminars, and clinical transition workshops which will be conducted throughout the five-year Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery (MBBS) curriculum degree programme.

The content for Professional Growth is curated and aligned with key transition periods for medical students, such as when they embark on their clinical postings or enter the healthcare workforce. The curriculum covers topics including burnout, effective help-seeking strategies, and dealing with grief in the medical profession.

The new programme complements national efforts to address issues faced by junior doctors, by equipping its students with the right tools to manage their well-being as doctors.

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