Chua Yun Da (anonymous)

Hi,

I am Yun Da, an NSF who has been offered a place at NUS faculty of dentistry undergraduate course. I have a few queries which I hope will help me better understand the course and what is in for me the next 4 years and beyond.

1) What is the most common problem and hardship I should expect in this course?

2) I am aware Singapore citizens have a 4 year bond with MOH following graduation. What are possible MOH postings during the bond and can I be sent to serve in an SAF camp during this posting? When will I be made to commit to this bond and does it run concurrently with postgraduate courses I might take up?

3) Is there an emphasis on research and what teaching resources are used?

4) What does the faculty do to engage students and nurture them?

5) How will classes be run? Is there a teaching philosophy?

6) What advice do you have for someone who has roughly 8 months prior to matriculation. Is there anything I can do to prepare for the challenges I might face in the future?