To all those who celebrate this, Happy Year of the Tiger! May you have a prosperous and peaceful year ahead.
Quote from "ER" - They say you're not a real doctor until you've killed a few patients.
Seems I've been out of the loop for a while.
Recently discovered that NUS YYLSOM now has medical students on its entry interview panel.
Previously, panels consisted exclusively of senior physicians / surgeons.
My questions include the following:
1) What advantages do young, inexperienced medical students provide at such an important screening process?
2) How are these students selected for the panel? Class chairman? Med Soc president? Dean's list?
3) Is this practised at overseas institutions? Locally, do other courses - e.g. law, dental, etc - also have students on their interview panels?
Your views, please.