The Tempinis diaries

May 23, 2009

New Medical School in Singapore

Filed under: education, singapore — toru @ 3:45 am

A new medical school is expected to be set up in NTU. Again, the groundwork for this project seems to be thought through carefully.

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Third medical school
A proposal for Singapore’s third medical school, which is likely to focus on areas such as the healthcare needs of the elderly, is expected to be submitted within six months to a year. “… The healthcare needs of the future will move in a direction to cope with more elderly people with an increased proportion of chronic diseases,” said Professor Jan Carlstedt-Duke, director of the Medical School Project at the Nanyang Technological University (NTU).
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He also sits on an advisory panel that was formed in response to a request by the Education and Health Ministries for NTU to submit a proposal – as the Education Ministry considers the establishment of the third medical school.
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While there is no hurry yet for another medical school, “we need to start planning for our future because we (will) have different demands”, said Education Minister Ng Eng Hen yesterday. “If the proposal is good and affordable, the Government can consider.” Dr Ng said he expects the proposal within six months to a year. ALICIA WONG
A proposal for Singapore’s third medical school, which is likely to focus on areas such as the healthcare needs of the elderly, is expected to be submitted within six months to a year. “… The healthcare needs of the future will move in a direction to cope with more elderly people with an increased proportion of chronic diseases,” said Professor Jan Carlstedt-Duke, director of the Medical School Project at the Nanyang Technological University (NTU).
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He also sits on an advisory panel that was formed in response to a request by the Education and Health Ministries for NTU to submit a proposal – as the Education Ministry considers the establishment of the third medical school.
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While there is no hurry yet for another medical school, “we need to start planning for our future because we (will) have different demands”, said Education Minister Ng Eng Hen yesterday. “If the proposal is good and affordable, the Government can consider.” Dr Ng said he expects the proposal within six months to a year. ALICIA WONG

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