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Missing medical student's research published in journal

Published on Dec 8, 2013 8:06 AM

Medical student Kouk Leong Jin went missing in Greece two years ago, and there has been no news of him since. Yet his name recently surfaced as the main author of a research paper.

That's thanks to his three mentors at Duke-NUS Graduate Medical School Singapore.

Acknowledging his sterling work on miscarriages in Singapore, they took the unusual step of putting the information together and publishing the paper, with Mr Kouk named as the first author - the person who did most of the work.

"He had completed the major part of the article, so we felt obliged to continue," said his clinical mentor, Associate Professor Tan Thiam Chye, who is also a senior consultant at KK Women's and Children's Hospital's obstetrics and gynaecology department.

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