SINGAPORE - Nanyang Technological University (NTU Singapore) has unveiled a new building for its Lee Kong Chian School of Medicine in Novena.
The new 20-storey Clinical Sciences Building in Mandalay Road, near Tan Tock Seng Hospital, has been in use since January 2017.
It is equipped with cutting-edge technologies and facilities such as a Centre for Clinical Simulation, Anatomy Learning Centre, 250-seat learning studio with cluster-based seating, a medical library, and research and practical skills labs.
To support NTU's drive towards holistic learning, the building also has an indoor gym, dance studio, multipurpose hall and music room.
Said NTU president Professor Bertil Andersson at a media briefing on Thursday (March 2): "The new Clinical Sciences Building with first-class medical facilities will carve a unique learning environment built around realistic hospital scenarios. This not only helps transition and integrate students into the medical scene but also nurtures a generation of doctors well-versed in using the latest technologies to solve tomorrow's healthcare issues."
The new building, together with the Experimental Medicine Building at NTU's main campus, is part of the dual campus of the Lee Kong Chian School of Medicine.
Students spend time at both campuses and are also attached to hospitals and clinics around Singapore. A shuttle bus ferries students between the two campuses.
President Tony Tan laid the foundation stones for both buildings in January 2015. The Experimental Medicine Building opened in August 2015.
The Lee Kong Chian School of Medicine opened in 2013 and currently has 328 students.