Should I study medicine?

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Should I study medicine?

Postby Rangie » Wed Mar 07, 2012 9:59 pm

For those who have done well in the recent A level exam, I find this is a useful blog post on going into medical school:

http://parenting-talk.blogspot.com/sear ... y+medicine

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Re: Should I study medicine?

Postby Insworld » Tue Mar 13, 2012 3:33 pm

Insworld Institute provides an alternative pathway for students who wish to study medicine. Some of our students have progressed to study medicine at Imperial College, UK; Newcastle University, UK; University of Glassgow, UK; and Monash University, Australia.

http://www.kiasuparents.com/kiasu/conte ... -institute

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Re: Should I study medicine?

Postby iamamummy » Thu Oct 04, 2012 8:34 am

anyone knows the criteria to enter medicine faculty in NUS?

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Re: Should I study medicine?

Postby ssmummy » Sat Oct 06, 2012 1:09 pm

Study medicine?

To me, I believe passion and the inner calling are what determine a great doctor. If I am ill, I would certainly want to be treated by a doctor who truly care about me and not about the money from my visit. :-)

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Re: Should I study medicine?

Postby astronomer » Mon Oct 08, 2012 12:47 am

iamamummy wrote:anyone knows the criteria to enter medicine faculty in NUS?

Anyone who has A'levels, or IB diploma or NUS High School Dip can apply.
http://medicine.nus.edu.sg/corporate/education/medicine/adm_mbbs_faq.aspx

Admission score will be based on:

- 'A' Level Prerequisites:

H2 pass in Chemistry and H2 pass in either Biology or Physics

Of the best four content subjects (i.e. 3 H2 and 1 H1 content subjects) used in the computation of the University Admission Score, at least one content subject (either H2 or H1) must be from a contrasting discipline

- International Baccalaureate Prerequisites:

Pass in HL Chemistry and either HL Biology or Physics

- National University of Singapore High School Diploma Prerequisites:

Major CAP of at least 2.0 in Chemistry and either Biology or Physics, and CAP of at least 1.0 in one other major and in English Programme and Research Project

Admission score will also be based these:
Submission of a portfolio, sit for an Essay test and 2 rounds of interview

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Re: Should I study medicine?

Postby astronomer » Mon Oct 08, 2012 12:52 am

iamamummy wrote:anyone knows the criteria to enter medicine faculty in NUS?


NTU also has a medical faculty
http://www.lkcmedicine.ntu.edu.sg/Admissions/Pages/default.aspx

The third medical school is Duke-NUS graduate medical school.
http://www.duke-nus.edu.sg/admissions

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Re: Should I study medicine?

Postby mum141 » Sat Mar 22, 2014 5:59 am

Undoubtedly it is a tough profession to enter; however very rewarding, and I would strongly suggest that you pursue your passion.

My eldest is currently studying at Imperial (London) and it brings much joy to see how much she is enjoying it.

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Re: Should I study medicine?

Postby aloin_lee » Tue Jul 08, 2014 8:37 pm

Any advice you could share mum141?

I am hoping for my ds to study Medicine either at LKC or at Imperial in London.

Are pre-med courses worth the money?

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Re: Should I study medicine?

Postby Green_white » Wed Jul 09, 2014 1:22 am

ssmummy wrote:Study medicine?

To me, I believe passion and the inner calling are what determine a great doctor. If I am ill, I would certainly want to be treated by a doctor who truly care about me and not about the money from my visit. :-)


Sad to say...the world runs with returns...be it in the form of $$ or recognition, fame or anything. Nobody does things for free except Jesus who died on the cross for you and me for the sake of love of us and of course we mummies and daddies :)

We would love and die for our kids sacrificially.

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Re: Should I study medicine?

Postby mum141 » Thu Jul 10, 2014 8:53 pm

aloin_lee wrote:Any advice you could share mum141?

I am hoping for my ds to study Medicine either at LKC or at Imperial in London.

Are pre-med courses worth the money?


For LKCMedicine and Imperial your DS will be required to sit the BMAT examination. Pre-med courses always tend to provoke strong responses with some applicants branding them a waste of money and others saying that they are essential.

In my opinion, neither is correct. They are by no-means essential however if you can afford the course fee, it is most definitely worth sending your DS. What persuaded me was that if my child did not get a space, what we would spend on gap year expenses and the damage to her confidence would be far greater.

We chose Blackstone Tutors courses (http://www.blackstonetutors.co.uk/singa ... ourse.html) in the end, partly because of recommendation and also because they provided assistance locally rather than having to travel to London etc.

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