Persevering Freshman, Sean Teo

  What inspired you to take medicine?  A large part of my childhood was spent in and out hospitals as I journeyed with my dad through his final years battling colorectal cancer, so I definitely had a lot of exposure to medicine and the various healthcare professions in general. I saw the good in what healthcare professionals do so I decided to pursue a career in healthcare.   What was your journey to medicine like?  I didn't get an interview initially when I applied after JC so I went through army first. I was lucky enough to serve in the medical corp after commissioning as an officer in the SAF and that exposed me to military medicine and it definitely piqued my interest in medicine more. I tried applying again after NS and was lucky enough to secure a place here at NUSmed.    What is your greatest life lesson?  My greatest life lesson was having retained a year in primary school due to various reasons. But I believed that helped me gain a new sense of motivation and drove me to set clear goals towards what I want in life.    Who is your biggest inspiration?  My mum. She raised my two brothers and I all by herself after my father passed away from colorectal cancer when I was nine years old. She's the strongest person I know with the most selfless heart.   What’s your favourite part of M1?  Having made amazing friends in my batch, especially in house 6, who motivate me to work towards becoming a better version of myself.

What inspired you to take medicine?
A large part of my childhood was spent in and out hospitals as I journeyed with my dad through his final years battling colorectal cancer, so I definitely had a lot of exposure to medicine and the various healthcare professions in general. I saw the good in what healthcare professionals do so I decided to pursue a career in healthcare.

What was your journey to medicine like?
I didn't get an interview initially when I applied after JC so I went through army first. I was lucky enough to serve in the medical corp after commissioning as an officer in the SAF and that exposed me to military medicine and it definitely piqued my interest in medicine more. I tried applying again after NS and was lucky enough to secure a place here at NUSmed. 

What is your greatest life lesson?
My greatest life lesson was having retained a year in primary school due to various reasons. But I believed that helped me gain a new sense of motivation and drove me to set clear goals towards what I want in life. 

Who is your biggest inspiration?
My mum. She raised my two brothers and I all by herself after my father passed away from colorectal cancer when I was nine years old. She's the strongest person I know with the most selfless heart.

What’s your favourite part of M1?
Having made amazing friends in my batch, especially in house 6, who motivate me to work towards becoming a better version of myself.