About the school
A new partnership with Nanyang Technological University
On 5 August 2013 the Lee Kong Chian School of Medicine (LKCMedicine), a joint initiative between Imperial College London and Nanyang Technological University (NTU), opened its doors to its inaugural cohort of 54 students.
The students will pursue an innovative curriculum developed by a team within the Faculty of Medicine at Imperial. The students will gain experience in a wide range of clinical settings from an early stage in the course and will use the very latest learning technology, including South East Asia's first Anatomage Table which displays life-sized 3D images of full body anatomy. Imperial developed course content is loaded onto students' iPads to enable them to prepare for their team-based learning sessions. On successful completion of the course, students will be awarded a Bachelor of Medicine Bachelor of Surgery (MBBS) jointly between Imperial and NTU.
In time, annual recruitment will rise to 200+ new students and at full capacity, there will be around 1,000 students studying on the five-year undergraduate medicine course.
The Faculty Singapore Board, which comprises senior academics and administrators from the College and the Faculty of Medicine, oversees Imperial's responsibilities in relation to the collaboration.
The Lee Kong Chian School of Medicine Dual Campus
Our Novena Campus is situated close to LKCMedicine’s partner teaching hospital, Tan Tock Seng Hospital, to facilitate students’ seamless integration into clinical settings. LKCMedicine students will spend most of their time at this campus when the brand new 20-storey Clinical Sciences Building (CSB) is completed in 2016. Students will enjoy state-of-the-art future classrooms, including a learning studio, alcove clusters, clinical skills and communication centre, which boasts its own four-bed mock ward as well as several consultation rooms, so that students can practise their skills in a realistic and safe environment. The CSB will also be home to LKCMedicine researchers, with the laboratories interconnected through collaborative spaces.
On the top floor of the CSB, the new library will boast not only magnificent views over the city but also unique collections on Medical Humanities and Medical Art Digital Prints. With a seating capacity of more than 220, it will have four spaces - Sanctuary, Collaboration, Community and Interaction. Holistically, these spaces are designed to flow and intermingle, enabling users to fully engage with the physical spaces and their intellectual pursuits seamlessly.
At the heart of the Novena Campus is our headquarters (HQ), a three-storey heritage building built in 1924 as a hostel for senior medical students. During its 90-year history, it was also home to nurses and hospital administrators before closing its doors in 1999. After more than a decade of disuse, the building was carefully restored, preserving more than 15 architectural features of the Palladian-style building. This Novena Campus will also be a cornerstone of the 2030 Novena Health City Masterplan, with the School forming the heart of the education hub.
Yunnan Garden Campus
This lush 200-hectare campus boasts multiple lecture halls and classrooms, 16 halls of residence, extensive sports and recreational facilities and various student clubs and societies catering to more than 33,000 students of almost 100 nationalities.
LKCMedicine is currently located at NTU’s Research Techno Plaza but will move into the brand-new seven-storey Experimental Medicine Building (EMB) when this is completed in 2015.
Learning will take place in the School’s bespoke future classrooms, including the learning studio and seminar rooms. Connected to the School of Biological Sciences via an 11-metre wide linkway, the EMB will form an integral part of the Life Sciences and Biomedical Engineering Science Cluster. It will help to catalyse collaboration between engineering, the sciences, business, humanities and medicine.