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News Details | 01-Nov-2010

New medical school by NTU and Imperial College London sets high standards

Straight A's alone will not be enough to get into Singapore's third medical school to be set up by the NTU and Imperial College London. It will also require its students to be team players, relate well to people and have solid communication skills. Imperial College officials here to ink their partnership with NTU said the school, to be opened by 2013, wants to produce doctors who will not only have sound medical knowledge, but also the 'humanity' to give patient-centred care. NTU President Dr Su Guaning said students will be exposed to patients from their first year and deal with them in various health - care settings, including hospitals, polyclinics and nursing homes. Student doctors will also be trained to lead teams and be comfortable with technology.

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