Lee Kong Chian School of Medicine
The Lee Kong Chian School of Medicine, a partnership between Nanyang Technological University (NTU Singapore) and Imperial College London (Imperial), is training a generation of doctors who will put patients at the centre of their exemplary medical care. The School’s primary clinical partner is the National Healthcare Group, a leader in public healthcare recognised for the quality of its medical expertise, facilities and teaching. The School, named after local philanthropist Tan Sri Dato Lee Kong Chian, aims to be a model for innovative medical education and a centre for transformative research.
Graduates of the five-year undergraduate medical degree programme that started in 2013 will have a strong understanding of the scientific basis of medicine, along with interdisciplinary subjects including engineering, technology, business and the humanities. Its first doctors will graduate in 2018 with a Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery (MBBS), awarded jointly by NTU Singapore and Imperial.
About Centre for Healthcare Innovation
The Centre for Healthcare Innovation (CHI) is set up to spearhead learning and innovation in healthcare to meet current and future challenges while delivering value to staff, patients and populations. Guided by its three strategic thrusts, it aims to develop healthcare workforce of the future through building of thought leadership in healthcare innovation and improvement; drive workforce transformation, both formal and informal, and enabling healthcare training through new pedagogies.
It hosts the CHI Co-Learning Network which is founded with like-minded innovation units of healthcare agencies, enabling agencies, learning institutions and centres of excellence, both local and overseas to establish an open community for co-learning and co-creating best practices in healthcare.
Strongly complementing the mission of CHI are the Ng Teng Fong Healthcare Innovation Programme, which supports and finances the enhancement of skills and capabilities of the next generation of healthcare workers and new ideas and innovations in healthcare delivery, as well as a new 9-storey building dedicated to learning and innovation. The building will be operational from end 2018.
About NTU Institute for Health Technologies (HealthTech NTU)
The NTU Institute for Health Technologies (HealthTech NTU) accelerates the development and translation of new technologies to solve health problems and improve quality of life.
Harnessing the breadth and depth of engineering that makes Nanyang Technological University one of the world’s top universities, along with the progressive Lee Kong Chian School of Medicine, and Singapore’s state-of-the-art health services, HealthTech NTU provides a place where excellence in health, science, engineering, business, and policy converge.
We tackle health challenges with clinical precision, cutting edge research infrastructure, and expert interdisciplinary teams. We help engineers and scientists deliver effective solutions and enable clinicians to provide better care. From nanomedicines to global health innovations, we are engineering the future of healthcare.