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NTU's medical school takes in 78 Singaporeans in its second cohort

Published on Aug 13, 2014 5:22 PM
 
Students from the Lee Kong Chian School of Medicine's pioneer batch view a life-size human body in 3D. Singapore's newest medical school opened its doors to a larger cohort this year, with most of its new students having scored near perfect grades. -- PHOTO: LESTER KOK WEI MING

SINGAPORE - Singapore's newest medical school opened its doors to a larger cohort this year, with most of its new students having scored near perfect grades.

Nanyang Technological University's Lee Kong Chian School of Medicine, the third medical school set up here, admitted 78 students, up from the 54 in the pioneer batch last year.

All 78 students are Singaporeans, with most having scored three As or more at the A levels, or near perfect International Baccalaureate scores.

Competition for places was keen, with the school receiving more than 800 applicants this year. Just 330 were short-listed for interviews and only 78 survived the cut.

 
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