Application for NUS/NTU Medicine 2020/2021

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Re: Application for NUS/NTU Medicine 2020/2021

Post by peterfamily » Sat May 23, 2020 2:10 pm

Hi Seya,
The above information looks very relevant and helpful !
Thanks !

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Re: Application for NUS/NTU Medicine 2020/2021

Post by Desmond Tang » Sun May 24, 2020 11:52 am

Interesting read - facts to take notes for those who intend to apply for NUS/NTU Medicine after their "A Level", IB or Polytechnic results. Your academic results play the first part of the shortlist process and followed by the rest of your portfolios and testimonials. You have to obtain extremely good academic results to apply to study Medicine.

As I said this year 2020, you could see diversification taking place at NUS Medicine selection process and many very good candidates were not selected even after the interviews. Diversification has it pros and cons, thus many good candidates from top JC's have been overtaken by many neighbouring JC's in the selections.

Here tells you why : -
NUS YLLSoM https://www.edupoll.org/content/view/477/184/

NTU LKCSoM https://www.edupoll.org/content/view/492/184/

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Re: Application for NUS/NTU Medicine 2020/2021

Post by HVR » Mon May 25, 2020 12:34 pm

I feel that the medicine landscape has changed much. Those boomer doctors were having it good. A normal medical officer in those time can buy landed property and what's not. However, medicine is now very competitive and unless ones progress to specialist/Asst Con/Con. Passion, interest, nobleness aside, the salary doesn't seem commensurate with the cost of education notwithstanding the subsidies and the impending gruelling workload/hours awaiting the fresh grads.

I am alarmed to learn that the salary of a houseman/woman has been around 3.5k for the past 10 years! In 10 years time [5 yrs study plus 5 yrs govt bond], by then either you manage to crack the specialist path [not easy at all, with more study/training/exam] or become a GP. If not, ones have to remain a MO in the hospitals with max pay of around 8-10k. A typical GP income is around 15-17k per month now but with govt push for primary care, more doctors will become GP and with greater supply, future GPs may have to accept lower pay or work longer hours to make up for it.

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Re: Application for NUS/NTU Medicine 2020/2021

Post by HVR » Mon May 25, 2020 1:09 pm

Desmond Tang wrote:
Fri May 22, 2020 1:45 pm
NTU is magnanimous. While awaiting for the Medicine waitlist outcome, they have welcomed my son to take up Biological Sciences & BioBusiness and has offered him a Nanyang Scholarship too. I thanks NTU for their nobility and generosity. It's indeed a great privilege to study at this wonderful university.
Feedback from my daughter's circle of friends. At least 5-6 of them with double offers have chosen YLL, about 2 prefer LKC. Good chance that you son will be offered if high up on the LKC waitlist. All the best!

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Re: Application for NUS/NTU Medicine 2020/2021

Post by Apple12245 » Mon May 25, 2020 1:48 pm

That is very great news! My friend daughter is also hoping for LKC too. She has offered another programme in NUS and currently hoping for NTU LKC outcome.


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Re: Application for NUS/NTU Medicine 2020/2021

Post by Desmond Tang » Mon May 25, 2020 2:57 pm

HVR wrote:
Mon May 25, 2020 1:09 pm
Desmond Tang wrote:
Fri May 22, 2020 1:45 pm
NTU is magnanimous. While awaiting for the Medicine waitlist outcome, they have welcomed my son to take up Biological Sciences & BioBusiness and has offered him a Nanyang Scholarship too. I thanks NTU for their nobility and generosity. It's indeed a great privilege to study at this wonderful university.
Feedback from my daughter's circle of friends. At least 5-6 of them with double offers have chosen YLL, about 2 prefer LKC. Good chance that you son will be offered if high up on the LKC waitlist. All the best!
Hi! HVR,
Thanks for the encouragement. If there's still chance there's hope. Great day!

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Re: Application for NUS/NTU Medicine 2020/2021

Post by Desmond Tang » Mon May 25, 2020 3:33 pm

Apple12245 wrote:
Mon May 25, 2020 1:48 pm
That is very great news! My friend daughter is also hoping for LKC too. She has offered another programme in NUS and currently hoping for NTU LKC outcome.
Hi! Apple12245,
Faith makes all things possible.
Hope makes all things work.
Love makes all things beautiful.
May God bless your friend's daughter a wonderful outcome.

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Re: Application for NUS/NTU Medicine 2020/2021

Post by also-mummy » Mon May 25, 2020 5:06 pm

Heard that there are some education consultancies/ academy which provide advice on how to apply for medical schools e.g. how to write personal statements, build up portfolio, do profiling, etc. Anyone has engaged their services before and are they useful?

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Re: Application for NUS/NTU Medicine 2020/2021

Post by Desmond Tang » Mon May 25, 2020 10:34 pm

also-mummy wrote:
Mon May 25, 2020 5:06 pm
Heard that there are some education consultancies/ academy which provide advice on how to apply for medical schools e.g. how to write personal statements, build up portfolio, do profiling, etc. Anyone has engaged their services before and are they useful?
Hi! Also-mummy,

If your dd/ds has been able to excel at their academic journeys and performed extremely well, you do not need to worry about their ability and capability. I am sure they are able to do well.

Every year many top students are competing for a course in medicine that have limited number of places available and the competition is stiff. Sending your dd/ds to attend special coaching center is good but does not guarantee you a place to study medicine. Our childrens are street-smart and book-smart, they can manage their studies and do not stress them.

My son and friends, they did their self-study to prepare for BMAT exams, read up on the past and current events progressing in the local medical, nursing and health care sectors. Read up on the FAQs about the MMI interviews. I heard some JCs conduct mock up MMI interviews to assist their students. Actually most of the preparation works could be done by googling the internet and mining the relevant materials and informations to study.

First and foremost find out what your dd/ds wants and let them plan their pathway.

You can find out the high expectations and requirements from NUS/NTU Medicine here :-

NUS - https://www.edupoll.org/content/view/477/184/

NTU - https://www.edupoll.org/content/view/492/184/

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Re: Application for NUS/NTU Medicine 2020/2021

Post by Apple12245 » Tue May 26, 2020 11:09 am

Anyone heard the news on waitlist?

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