39-year-old former banker goes to med school

Freshmen from Duke-NUS Medical School's Doctor of Medicine programme, (from left) Eric Tay, Lisabel Ting and Lim Chun Chai.
Freshmen from Duke-NUS Medical School's Doctor of Medicine programme, (from left) Eric Tay, Lisabel Ting and Lim Chun Chai.ST PHOTO: TIMOTHY DAVID

These first-year medical students are not only mature students but have also taken the bold step to quit a successful career to go into medicine

Becoming a doctor is traditionally associated with long, demanding years in medical school.

So what does it take to change careers in order to enter medical school as a mature student?

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Sunday Times on August 18, 2019, with the headline '39-year-old former banker goes to med school'. Print Edition | Subscribe