Secondary school dropout becomes first ITE graduate to get into NUS medical school

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Mr Nicholas Chan is believed to be the first Institute of Technical Education (ITE) graduate to get into the National University of Singapore to study medicine. He received the offer earlier this month.
Mr Nicholas Chan, 23, always entertained thoughts of being a nurse or a doctor so he could help people, partly because of his grandmother who had taken care of him when he was sick as a child. ST PHOTO: KHALID BABA
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SINGAPORE - The long shot has come good.

Mr Nicholas Chan, 23, is the first Institute of Technical Education (ITE) graduate to make it to the National University of Singapore's Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine, which this year had about 280 places for about 2,000 applicants.

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