As part of their third-year family medicine posting with SingHealth Polyclinics (SHP), NUS Medicine students are given opportunities to conduct public health talks, to educate the public on topics such as osteoarthritis, dementia and hypertension. These continue to be effective training opportunities for the students, while reinforcing learning and allowing them to engage with and understand the concerns of the public.
A collaborative study involving researchers from the National University Heart Centre Singapore (NUHCS) has found that heart patients with obstructive sleep apnoea (OSA) are 50 per cent more likely to die from heart disease or suffer from stroke and heart attack, within three years of undergoing surgery to treat heart artery blockage. It is important for cardiologists to screen patients for OSA, says Associate Professor Ronald Lee from the NUHCS.
A multinational study involving researchers from NUS Medicine and the National Heart Centre Singapore has found that Singaporeans have a higher prevalence of coronary artery disease, hypertension and diabetes and suffer from heart failure about 10 years earlier than their American and European counterparts.
Lim Jia Ying is the first Temasek Polytechnic Biotechnology graduate to be admitted into NUS Medicine. She has a personal reason for studying medicine and hopes to one day focus on translational research, specifically in stem cell therapy.