Research Directorate

The Wong Hock Boon Society and Research Directorate nurtures aspiring clinician-scientists, clinician-researchers and clinician-innovators for the future. We aim to engage with the student body via the promotion and support of student involvement in research, innovation, and enterprise.

The main objectives of the Research Directorate and Wong Hock Boon Society are to attract, nurture and sustain early interest in research amongst medical undergraduate students. We also aim to encourage, recognize and incentivize the medical students with active research projects and enable these students to develop key research skills, with the vision of training potential clinician-scientists or clinical investigators for the future. We would also be collaborating with relevant medical institutions in achieving the above aims.


The directorate consists of several committees to cater to the diverse needs of the student population. The Research Outreach & Project Matching Committee offers research project matching with mentors from various hospitals and departments to help students get started on research. Majority of students start on research projects through the WHB/RD research matching cycles.

The Events, Workshops & Courses Committee aid in organising workshops that equip students with essential research skills that enables them to become better clinician-researchers.

The Innovation & Enterprise Committee is organising the Medical Grand Challenge and aims to foster medical innovation and enterprise among students.

We would be engaging students through the Medsoc Newsfeed as well as via emails. We will be utilising these avenues to communicate about Research Projects, Research skills workshops, conferences and other events organized by The Wong Hock Boon Society and Research Directorate. Students can also apply through the newsfeeds (instructions will be appended to emails) for research projects during the respective project matching cycles.

To find out more about The Wong Hock Boon Society, you can refer to our website:

To find out more about the Medical Grand Challenge, you can refer to our official website: and our MGC facebook page:

We would also be encouraging students to follow our Facebook page for the Wong Hock Boon Society and Research Directorate. This would serve as an avenue for students to learn more about current medical research developments as well as celebrate the achievements of clinician-scientists around the globe.



  • 3 June 2016- URC Workshop
  • 1 October 2016 - M1 WHB Introduction Talk
  • 12 August 2016 - MGC Innovation Challenge
  • 3 September 2016 - MGC Bootcamp (Part I)
  • 10 September 2016 - MGC Bootcamp (Part II)
  • 24 September 2016 - MGC Meet-the-Mentor
  • 26 November 2016 - Wong Hock Boon Society Symposium

February to June 2017

Various ongoing initiatives, activities, workshops and events

July to August 2017

18 August 2017 - MGC Finale Night