Heading home to Singapore and starting out as a houseman has always been a daunting task for any medical student and even more so for the ones who have studied overseas. After receiving many requests to organise an information session on "How life is like working back in Singapore", SMSI finally had the chance to organise a session in conjunction with our seniors who have graduated from Ireland and started work in Singapore.
To end off the season of Open houses and Engagement sessions for the year, NUHS has very kindly arranged a separate engagement session for UK and Irish students to address queries and concerns for overseas students planning to come home to Singapore.
The Singhealth cluster is one of the clusters which has also kindly reached out to overseas students year after year, organising an engagement session to show UK and Irish students their facilities and present the many opportunities they provide for professionals joining their body.
Every year, the National Healthcare Group organises a career day and engagement session for UK and Irish students to understand their system and cluster better. This year, we had the privilege of having Dr Faith Chia, Prof Lim Tock Han, Ms Shannon Chia and Dr Alyssa Chiew to speak to us.
On 17th July, a Monday evening, 114 medical students studying in Ireland and the UK attended the Singhealth Engagement session organised by SingHealth Residency and SMSUK and SMSI.
Professor Endean Tan's sharing session was held on 2nd July 2017 at Tan Tock Seng Hospital (TTSH). It was a very fruitful session for those that came, with about 50 SMSI medical students of different Irish medical colleges and academic years in attendance.
SMSI had the privilege of hosting some doctors from the Irish Graduates Association of Singapore (IGAS) last weekend for a specialties sharing session
Every year, SMSI organizes a Pre-Departure Dinner in Singapore for our graduated, current and soon-to-be medical and dental students from the different colleges across Ireland to get to know one another within the Society. It promises to be a fun and informative session.