So here's my humble plea to Minister Khaw as he ponders about the third medical school.
Please give us a third school and not squeeze more demand into the already over stretched NUS medical school.
Please give us a third medical school; one that can concentrate on good down to earth training of doctors. We do not need them to become great scientists. Just good down to earth, compassionate, caring doctors.
Please give us a third medical school; one that is unconcerned about establishing phenomenal global rankings based on academic research. One that is concerned primarily with being good at what it is supposed to do, i.e. train good doctors.
Please give us a third medical school; one that is cheap and good. We do not need to pay expensive salaries for top researchers who do not teach. Or expenseive research labs that do cutting edge research. The only lab we need is the lab that is the lab of life experiences.
Please return to the community the medical school that it once had.