The publications directorate endeavours to ensure efficient publishing of annual content and provide holistic coverage to events happening throughout the year. Furthermore, the directorate aims to build interest among the student population for the arts through literature, fostering talents among the student body into budding writers. To encourage a culture of free expression and literary appreciation, we serve to set up various platforms for anybody in the student body to freely speak on their views and extracurricular topics in a convenient and encouraging environment.
The directorate is mainly in charge of aiding publicity of projects by the other medsoc directorates throughout the year. An annual writing month is organised every October, where students write a short piece per a weekly theme to stand a chance to win prizes. The directorate is also in the process of initiating new events, such as engaging external vendors for design software lessons.
The directorate publishes 3 annual books to the student body:
- The graduation book for each years’ graduating batch, which is a compilation of photos of the events they participated in every year from M1 to M5, to serve as a memento for their times in medical school to remember during their working years.
- The year book, which collates writeups of every event that has happened in the past academic year, detailing new initiatives and yearly projects.
- The Auricle, a collection of articles written by the student population about individual interests and views, serving as a platform for students to make their voices heard.