The main aim of the NUS Medical Society Social Directorate is to bring the students of YLLSoM together—beyond our immediate social circles, beyond each batch, and beyond our faculty (ie. with Nursing and Pharmacy)—to create unique moments of interactions and friendships.
Students are often isolated in their daily social circles, perpetuated by the pre-assigned House System and Tutorial groupings; or are unknowingly trapped in their spiraling busy schedules, that leave little or no time for genuine person-to-person interactions. However, more often than not, students want to reach beyond to interact, but find it difficult to do so. That is where we believe Social Directorate comes into the picture, to create opportunities for students from diverse groups to gather together, by breaking down the barriers through our events. Only so, can students are then able to seize these opportunities to create moments of their own with the new people they meet or reinforce ties with the old. We believe that by enabling avenues for this first step to be taken, it will facilitate the creation of long lasting friendships ahead, in order to truly reach towards our goal of establishing an interconnected, inter-professional partnership in the future as healthcare professionals.
A day of free food, sales of cards and gifts of appreciation to be dedicated to those special around you—to keep your tummy and heart full!
Happening 3 July
A formal dinner for the graduating batches of Medicine, Nursing and Pharmacy. This is the first year student representatives from all three faculties are coming together to take over, from the Deans Office, the organisation of this event, to celebrate the excellence and talents of the graduating seniors one last time as a batch. We are excited to unravel what is in store coming July!
White Coat Ceremony
This marks the commencement of the medical school journey, and even more so the commitment one promises to lifelong learning, while upholding the standard of professionalism and providing compassionate care with the patients’ best interests at heart. Parents are invited and performances by medical students are showcased, to mark down this incredibly special milestone.
Dinner & Dance
This officially marks the end of Orientation and signals a new beginning for the incoming freshmen. A night to showcase the talents in the batch through performances and pageant items; to work together in their houses to emerge victorious in the series of competitive games; and to simply celebrate and immerse in the company of each other, as batchmates to go through the next 5 years of medical school together.
Back-to- back movies screened throughout the night, voted by popularity ranging from horror, animated films, to family/drama. A night for M1s and M2s to celebrate post-exams and for upper Ms to sit back and take a mid-week break from the intensity of clinicals.