The School’s primary clinical partner is the National Healthcare Group, a leader in public healthcare recognised for the quality of its medical expertise, facilities and teaching. The School, named after local philanthropist Tan Sri Dato Lee Kong Chian, was officially opened on 28 August 2017 by Deputy Prime Minister Mr Teo Chee Hean. LKCMedicine aims to be a model for innovative medical education and a centre for transformative research.
Graduates of the five-year undergraduate medical degree programme that started in 2013 will have a strong understanding of the scientific basis of medicine, along with interdisciplinary subjects, including engineering, technology and the humanities. Its first doctors graduated in 2018 with a Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery (MBBS), awarded jointly by NTU Singapore and Imperial.
About Lee Kong Chian School of Medicine
The Lee Kong Chian School of Medicine (LKCMedicine), a partnership between Nanyang Technological University, Singapore (NTU Singapore) and Imperial College London (Imperial), is training a generation of doctors who will put patients at the centre of their exemplary medical care.
About Nanyang Technological University Singapore / NTU Institute for Health Technologies
The NTU Institute for Health Technologies (HealthTech NTU) accelerates the development and translation of new technologies to solve health problems and improve quality of life.
Harnessing the breadth and depth of engineering that makes Nanyang Technological University one of the world’s top universities, along with the progressive Lee Kong Chian School of Medicine, and Singapore’s state-of-the-art health services, HealthTech NTU provides a place where excellence in health, science, engineering, business, and policy converge.
We tackle health challenges with clinical precision, cutting edge research infrastructure, and expert interdisciplinary teams. We help engineers and scientists deliver effective solutions and enable clinicians to provide better care. From nanomedicines to global health innovations, we are engineering the future of healthcare.
About Centre for Healthcare Innovation
The Centre for Healthcare Innovation (CHI) is an open innovation centre that comprises three important levers:
Co-Learning Lever: CHI Co-Learning Network of 37 innovation partners
Financial Lever: $52-million Ng Teng Fong Healthcare Innovation Programme
Physical Lever: 25,000sqm Ng Teng Fong Centre for Healthcare Innovation
The Centre for Healthcare Innovation (CHI) Co-Learning Network was launched in October 2016 and brings together diverse yet synergistic innovation partners. Hosted by Tan Tock Seng Hospital, the network has three strategic thrusts to drive healthcare innovation: Build Thought Leadership, Drive Workforce Transformation, Enable Healthcare Training. The Network is founded on the concept of Co-Learning – the idea that we learn better together as a Community of Practice. We are an open learning platform, an ecosystem of value-enabling alliances. Through our network, like-minded local and overseas innovation partners will co-learn and collaborate by co-building thought leadership in healthcare innovation, co-transforming the workforce for our future, and co-developing new training and andragogy. We will meet current and future healthcare challenges through innovative and value-driven care delivery to the populations we serve.
The CHI Co-Learning Network is enabled by our financial lever, the $52-million Ng Teng Fong Healthcare Innovation Programme that funds and supports healthcare innovation in collaboration with its partners through three tracks - Training, Innovation and Community Enabling. The programme is managed by the TTSH Community Fund and has to date funded 93 projects. The programme is the proud sponsor of the National Healthcare Innovation & Productivity (NHIP) Medals.
The Ng Teng Fong Centre for Healthcare Innovation (CHI) is an exciting 9-storey conference, training and innovation building that aims to transform our healthcare workforce to be future-ready. At 25,000 sqm, it is Singapore’s largest purpose-built innovation centre with MICE facilities, simulation and innovation labs and engagement spaces.