Competition for admission is fierce

Competition for admission is fierce
Professor Dermot Kelleher, Dean of the Lee Kong Chian School of Medicine.

1. What does it take to become a student at Lee Kong Chian school of medicine?

In addition to good pre-university grades, students need to pass the BioMedicalAdmissions Test.

Shortlisted students then undergo Multiple Mini Interviews to allow us to assess their suitability in pursuing a medical profession.

We assess students on non-clinical qualities - their understanding of medicine as a career, ethical considerations in medicine, interest in science and empathy towards people who might be ill.

 

2. What do you think of our pioneer batch of students?

I've been impressed by the high standard of students here in Singapore.

The competition for admission is fierce. In the last admissions round, the school received more than 800 applications and 440 applicants were interviewed for selection into a cohort of 54 students.

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