School of Medicine
A message from the Dean
Thinking to take up Medicine but not sure? Medicine is tough. To take up Medicine, apart from good grades, you need to convince yourself that it is your career choice. That choice is yours, not your parents’ or anyone else’s, as you need total commitment, tenacity and determination to carry on till you become a doctor and beyond. What we do in IMU is to help you achieve your dream. In line with the 8 IMU outcomes, we’ll make you a good, technically competent and caring doctor. We emphasise professionalism and ethics, and we strive to maintain the high ideals of Medicine as a noble profession. Patients come to visit doctors for many reasons, and sometimes for emotional support and kindness, for empathy, for openness with someone they can trust and respect. Whether you are a small time country doctor or a big time consultant in the premier hospital, you are sure to make a difference in the lives of those you touch! Medicine is a life changing career. It is for those who are fully committed to take up the challenge.
YBhg Prof Dato’ Dr (Mrs) Kew Siang Tong
Dean, School of Medicine
MBBS (Sing), MRCP (UK), FAMM, FAMS,
FRCP (Lond), FRCP (Edin), FRCP (Glas),
FRCPI, FACP (Hon), FRACP (Hon)
About the School
At the IMU School of Medicine you will be instilled with attributes that are important in the making of a doctor: dedication, compassion and lifelong learning. This is how the School of Medicine prepares future doctors and psychologists for the challenges and opportunities that lie ahead in patient care, service and research.
The School continues its tradition of excellence with a diverse student body, experienced and committed faculty as well as excellent facilities for education and research, and good access to patients in primary to tertiary care facilities. Whether teaching, doing research, or providing services to the community, our faculty are united in their efforts to train outstanding clinicians, scientists and community health workers.
In 2013, IMU School of Medicine was conferred the Association for Medical Education in Europe (AMEE) ASPIRE to Excellence Award in the area of “Student Engagement”.