The Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine is committed not only to producing outstanding doctors who will serve patients and the community with care and integrity but also to establish the Medical Faculty as a centre of research excellence. Hence a key approach is to develop and nurture our students to meet the research challenges of the 21st century.
The University has a research programme called the Undergraduate Research Opportunities Programme (UROP) to promote research by our undergraduates. Undergraduate research in pre-clinical and para-clinical departments is usually carried out under supervision by the PIs and during the vacation period from the First to the Third year. The clinical departments also offer opportunities for research in the Fourth and Fifth year which can also be included in the elective posting schedule. Students who participate in UROP will be given credit for the research done in their Final year academic transcripts.
In addition, those who have achieved excellence in their research projects will be able to submit them for consideration for student research prizes such as the Outstanding Undergraduate Research Prize.
Students participating in UROP are encouraged to apply for membership in the Wong Hock Boon Society.