Awards & Prizes

Yeoh Seang Aun Prizes (in Tuberculosis and Infectious Diseases)

The Yeoh Seang Aun Prizes (in Tuberculosis and Infectious Diseases) is established by Dr Yeoh Seang Aun's family members and friends in 2013. The Prizes are for award to one medical undergraduate student and one medical graduate student annually. The value of each annual award is S$1,000. The Graduate Prize will be awarded to the best medically qualified (MBBS or equivalent) PhD student in the Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine with the most outstanding research work done in tuberculosis and/or infectious diseases, based on the recommendation of a selection committee appointed by the School.

The award is governed by the following conditions:

  1. Subject to rule 3 below, the Prize will be awarded to a medically qualified (MBBS or equivalent) PhD student in the School with the most outstanding research work done in tuberculosis and/or infectious diseases. The Heads of Departments will nominate candidates for this purpose.
  2. The prize will be awarded by the School on the recommendation of a School appointed Selection Committee and the approval by the Dean..
  3. No award will be made unless there is a candidate of sufficient merit.

About Dr Yeoh Seang Aun

Dr Yeoh Seang Aun (13 June 1920 - 21 May 2013)

Dr Yeoh was born in Telok Anson (now Teluk Intan), Perak in 1920. He studied at the King Edward VII College of Medicine in Singapore before the Second World War and graduated with MBBS, after the War in 1951. In the 1950s, tuberculosis was a scourge and Dr Yeoh found his calling as a chest physician. He proceeded to Britain in 1956 on a scholarship for MRCP and was elected to FRCP in 1969. Dr Yeoh was the first Singaporean Head and Physician of Unit II (now the Department of General Medicine) at Tan Tock Seng Hospital.