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LKCMedicine House System

The LKCMedicine House System comprises five different Houses--Marie Curie, Alexander Fleming, Lim Boon Keng, William Osler and Wu Lien-Teh. To inspire the medical students for their chosen profession, the five LKCMedicine Houses are named after historical figures who have impacted the history and profession of Medicine. Students are assigned to one of five Houses at the start of their studies and remain in the same House throughout their period of study at LKCMedicine.

 

The House System was created so that personal Tutors, who act as role models and experienced mentors, are allocated to individual students for guidance and mentorship, with the aim of giving students maximum opportunity to succeed in the MBBS programme. Students can discuss their wellbeing and academic progress with House Tutors during the course of their study. The House System also serves as a platform for students to build meaningful relationships with fellow students in the same House, in order to promote peer mentoring and support among students. Students can also feel a sense of community, belonging and being valued with the large student body.

 

Within each House, students are grouped into House Families consisting of 5-6 students each. Each House Family has predecessors from the senior batches, and aims to facilitate closer inter-batch bonding within the house and a more focused senior-junior teaching. House Families serves as a support network for students to reach out to their friends and seniors, and provides an opportunity for deeper bonding within the House, thus establishing a stronger sense of belonging and house spirit.

Counsellor-Counselee System

 

The Counsellor-Counselee system is an initiative helmed by the 2020 Freshmen Orientation Programme Committee to further strengthen the House Family system. Essentially, each freshmen is buddied to a senior House Family member who will be their first friend, allowing them to form candid relationships and transversing that potentially scary “junior-senior” first engagement. The induction into Medical School may be daunting, but it is our goal to help bridge not just this transition, but the many milestones that us medical students will have to go through in the years (such as Preclinical to clinical, M5-HO etc). It’s purpose is to strengthen the house families with a longitudinal buddy line — in a bid to foster even stronger inter-batch relations.

Meet Our Houses

Marie Curie House

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Named after Marie Curie (1867-1934), a Polish-French physicist and chemist who was a pioneer in research on radioactivity and the use of radium for medical diagnostics. She was the first person honoured with two Nobel prizes in Physics in 1903 and Chemistry in 1911.

 

House Tutors: Dr Tanya Tierney (Senior), Dr Lee Koon Guan, Dr Lucy Rosby, Dr Teo Boon See, Dr Ranganath Vallabhajosyula, Dr Elenore Judy B. Uy, Mr Emmanuel Tan, Dr Allyson Soon, Dr Roshika Ranasinghe, Dr Tan Yan Yuan

Alexander Fleming House

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Named after Sir Alexander Fleming FRSE FRS FRCS (1881-1955), a Scottish biologist, pharmacologist and brilliant researcher. He was known for the discovery of the enzyme lysozyme in 1923 and the antibiotic substance penicillin in 1928. He shared the 1945 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine with Howard Florey and Ernst Boris Chain.

 

House Tutors: Asst Prof Endean Tan (Senior), Dr Angela Tan, Dr Chen De Quan, Asst Prof Joseph Leong, Dr Katie Avery, Dr Rathi Saravanan, Dr Tan Eng Chun, Dr Rajive Dabas, Dr Chew Kwei Yong​

Lim Boon Keng House

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Named after Dr Lim Boon Keng (1869-1957), a Malayan medical doctor, scholar, educator, legislator, entrepreneur, community leader, social reformer and philanthropist. Dr Lim was a powerful orator and prolific writer who promoted education and social reforms in Singapore and China.

 

House Tutors: Asst Prof Lawrence Quek (Senior), Dr Nelson Chua, Asst Prof Richard Roshan Goveas, Dr Su Shengyong, Asst Prof Tom Carney, Asst Prof Vivian Siu, Dr Loo Hui Voon, Asst Prof Marie Loh, Dr Christina Liew

HOUSE COMMITTEE

LKCMedicine House System

The LKCMedicine House System comprises five different Houses--Marie Curie, Alexander Fleming, Lim Boon Keng, William Osler and Wu Lien-Teh. To inspire the medical students for their chosen profession, the five LKCMedicine Houses are named after historical figures who have impacted the history and profession of Medicine. Students are assigned to one of five Houses at the start of their studies and remain in the same House throughout their period of study at LKCMedicine.

 

The House System was created so that personal Tutors, who act as role models and experienced mentors, are allocated to individual students for guidance and mentorship, with the aim of giving students maximum opportunity to succeed in the MBBS programme. Students can discuss their wellbeing and academic progress with House Tutors during the course of their study. The House System also serves as a platform for students to build meaningful relationships with fellow students in the same House, in order to promote peer mentoring and support among students. Students can also feel a sense of community, belonging and being valued with the large student body.

 

Within each House, students are grouped into House Families consisting of 5-6 students each. Each House Family has predecessors from the senior batches, and aims to facilitate closer inter-batch bonding within the house and a more focused senior-junior teaching. House Families serves as a support network for students to reach out to their friends and seniors, and provides an opportunity for deeper bonding within the House, thus establishing a stronger sense of belonging and house spirit.

Counsellor-Counselee System

 

The Counsellor-Counselee system is an initiative helmed by the 2020 Freshmen Orientation Programme Committee to further strengthen the House Family system. Essentially, each freshmen is buddied to a senior House Family member who will be their first friend, allowing them to form candid relationships and transversing that potentially scary “junior-senior” first engagement. The induction into Medical School may be daunting, but it is our goal to help bridge not just this transition, but the many milestones that us medical students will have to go through in the years (such as Preclinical to clinical, M5-HO etc). It’s purpose is to strengthen the house families with a longitudinal buddy line — in a bid to foster even stronger inter-batch relations.

Meet Our Houses

Marie Curie House

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Named after Marie Curie (1867-1934), a Polish-French physicist and chemist who was a pioneer in research on radioactivity and the use of radium for medical diagnostics. She was the first person honoured with two Nobel prizes in Physics in 1903 and Chemistry in 1911.

 

House Tutors: Dr Tanya Tierney (Senior), Dr Lee Koon Guan, Dr Lucy Rosby, Dr Teo Boon See, Dr Ranganath Vallabhajosyula, Dr Elenore Judy B. Uy, Mr Emmanuel Tan, Dr Allyson Soon, Dr Roshika Ranasinghe, Dr Tan Yan Yuan

Alexander Fleming House

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Named after Sir Alexander Fleming FRSE FRS FRCS (1881-1955), a Scottish biologist, pharmacologist and brilliant researcher. He was known for the discovery of the enzyme lysozyme in 1923 and the antibiotic substance penicillin in 1928. He shared the 1945 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine with Howard Florey and Ernst Boris Chain.

 

House Tutors: Asst Prof Endean Tan (Senior), Dr Angela Tan, Dr Chen De Quan, Asst Prof Joseph Leong, Dr Katie Avery, Dr Rathi Saravanan, Dr Tan Eng Chun, Dr Rajive Dabas, Dr Chew Kwei Yong​

Lim Boon Keng House

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Named after Dr Lim Boon Keng (1869-1957), a Malayan medical doctor, scholar, educator, legislator, entrepreneur, community leader, social reformer and philanthropist. Dr Lim was a powerful orator and prolific writer who promoted education and social reforms in Singapore and China.

 

House Tutors: Asst Prof Lawrence Quek (Senior), Dr Nelson Chua, Asst Prof Richard Roshan Goveas, Dr Su Shengyong, Asst Prof Tom Carney, Asst Prof Vivian Siu, Dr Loo Hui Voon, Asst Prof Marie Loh, Dr Christina Liew

William Osler House

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Named after Sir William Osler, 1st Baronet (1849-1919), a Canadian pathologist, physician, educator, bibliophile, historian and author. He is known as the "father of modern medicine".

 

House Tutors: A/P Mary Wong (Senior), Dr David Lim, Dr Ho Eu Chin, Asst Prof Yung Chee Fu, Dr Rao Kailing Adriel, Dr Sim Chee Yong Mark, A/P Suresh Jesuthasan, Dr Han Siew Ping

Wu Lien-Teh House

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Named after Dr Wu Lien-Teh (1879-1960), a Malayan physician who was an important figure in early 20th century epidemiology. He was nominated for the 1935 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine for his work on the Pneumonic Plague.

 

House Tutors: Mrs Ramani Saravanan (Senior), Dr Erwin Chan, Dr Lee Oh Chong Leng, Asst Prof Jeeve Kanagalingam, Dr Yasmin Chamberlain, Dr Ng Joon Hwee, Ms Sarah Bte Zulkifli, Asst Prof Navin Verma, Dr Navjot Uppal

Previous Inter-House Cup Champions

  • AY2019/2020: William Osler House

  • AY2018/2019: Lim Boon Keng House

  • AY2017/2018: Lim Boon Keng House

  • AY2016/2017: William Osler House