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Ageing population and heavy demand on the public healthcare services require our doctors to be professionally competent and acquiring communication skills, moralistic standards and sense of social responsibility so as to cater for patients and meet the challenges of robust healthcare system today.

The current MBChB (Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery) Programme has been state-of-the-art and in existence for over 30 years. However, the paradigm shift taking place in healthcare delivery requires a fundamentally different approach – a new breed of physician leaders who can rally around these new requirements.

Physician leaders will be measured by the results they achieve; the value, or efficiency with which they achieve good outcomes; and, improvements in performance resulting from a focus on teamwork through superior coordination, information sharing, and teaming across disciplines. Given the changes in the healthcare landscape and the challenges that lie ahead, there is a great sense of urgency to identify and develop effective physician leaders of the new generation with global perspective and specific behavioural competencies.

The Global Physician-Leadership Stream allows students with high academic potential to pursue their post-MBChB studies in an accelerated and streamlined manner by integrating knowledge, skills, attitude, social responsibility, moralistic and professional attributes, international exposure and leadership development in the new curriculum. Students can map their interests and capabilities to learning paths in pursuit of their professional and research excellence, and will be empowered with additional capacities to face the new challenges of today as well as to benefit the community at large.