NUS medical school sees greater diversity in intake

It wants doctors with right values and skills to better handle challenges in healthcare

The school admitted 280 out of some 2,000 applicants this year.
The school admitted 280 out of some 2,000 applicants this year.ST PHOTO: LIM YAOHUI

Singapore's oldest and largest medical school now has students with more diverse academic backgrounds to better deal with healthcare challenges, following changes in the way applicants are evaluated.

Professor Chong Yap Seng, dean of the National University of Singapore's Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine, told The Straits Times in an interview that in recent years, more polytechnic graduates and students from a wider range of junior colleges are being admitted.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on July 15, 2019, with the headline 'NUS medical school sees greater diversity in intake'. Subscribe