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NUS Chancellor visits School of Medicine

16 May 2013

Dr Tan touring the facilities at the Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine with NUS senior administrators and interacting with students

Singapore President Dr Tony Tan Keng Yam paid his first visit to the Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine (YLLSoM) in his capacity as NUS Chancellor on 15 May, to have an insight into the University's medical education and research.

During the visit, Dr Tan met with the University's senior administrators including Professor Tan Eng Chye, NUS Deputy President (Academic Affairs) and Provost; Associate Professor Benjamin Ong, NUS Senior Vice President (Health Affairs); Professor John Wong, NUS Vice Provost (Academic Medicine) and Isabel Chan Professor in Medical Sciences; and Associate Professor Yeoh Khay Guan, Dean of the YLLSoM.

Dr Tan later toured the Cancer Science Institute of Singapore, a state-of-the-art university research institute carrying out a multifaceted and coordinated approach to cancer research. He also dropped by the Centre for Healthcare Simulation, one of the region's largest and most comprehensive simulation centres for clinical education and practice, housed at the Centre for Translational Medicine.

Following the tour, students, staff and faculty members got up close with Dr Tan during an engaging tea session.