The London Office of the Lee Kong Chian School of Medicine

The view of London's skyline from the London Office of the Lee Kong Chian School of Medicine

Foundation

In August 2010 a collaborative agreement was signed by Imperial College London and the Nanyang Technological University to develop a new world-class medical school based in Singapore – the Lee Kong Chian School of Medicine (LKCMedicine). A dedicated office space was opened on 21 January 2011 by His Excellency Michael Eng Cheng Teo, Singapore’s High Commissioner. The high specification modern office is now a central hub for the LKCMedicine collaboration project; that accommodates a busy and professional working environment with panoramic views of the London skyline.


Collaborative responsibilities

The London Office is responsible for managing and delivering Imperial’s responsibilities to the School, which includes developing content for the curriculum and assuring the quality of the educational delivery of the School.

Working closely with key personnel within the Imperial Faculty of Medicine, Imperial NHS Trust Hospitals and LKCMedicine, an integral part of the London Office’s undertaking is to align the key elements of Imperial’s proven educational model with the School’s; adapting where appropriate to the Singaporean context. Regular Video Conferences with Singapore, are hosted from the London Office meeting room to facilitate this - allowing us to maintain continuous communication with our counterparts in Singapore.

Working across time zones, the London Office clocks keep track of the time not only in the UK but in Singapore. The London Office meeting room also provides a dedicated space to facilitate liaison within members of staff across Imperial and its NHS Trust; in assuring the School’s educational model.


Exciting educational initiatives for LKCMedicine students

The office also collaborates with LKCMedicine to organise exciting educational initiatives for LKCMedicine students. These include exchange and elective programmes. At the core, these programmes provide students with an immersive experience into medical student life at Imperial; through participation in curriculum and social activities with Imperial Faculty of Medicine students, understanding the health system in the UK, and learning about the modes of pedagogical delivery at Imperial.

The LKCMedicine collaboration is a flagship project at Imperial, and the London Office provides a space where professional services and academic staff in both London and Singapore engage to develop what is now a truly innovative pedagogy and world-class delivery model at LKCMedicine.