Health Science Scholarship

Moving and Improving Lives, Literally

Improving the quality of their patients’ lives – That’s the purpose that all allied health professionals work towards. We talk to one Health Science scholar who tells all.

By Farhan Shah

“When I was in university, I was extremely busy and had no time to exercise!” 23-year-old Tong Shuk In laughs heartily, explaining the reasons behind the weight that she gained while she was in school a few years back.

The additional weight that she put on is now consigned to the annals of history; the Physiotherapist sitting in front of us is the epitome of fitness. She regularly runs with her colleagues and even finished in the top 10 in her organisation’s annual cross country run.

Looking trimmed and toned in her white coat, Shuk In regales us with tales from the hospital, explains her reasons for becoming a Physiotherapist, and reveals a world that’s not just made up of sanitised hallways and men in white coats, but one that is a mix of compassion, gratitude and hope.

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The Singaporean Lady With The Lamp

It would not be possible to praises nurses too highly – Stephen Ambrose. We talk to a student who has answered the noble profession’s call and her plans for the future.

By Farhan Shah

Much like Florence Nightingale, celebrated English nurse, 21-year-old Amy Kok wanted to make a difference in the lives of others and carve out a meaningful career. While Florence Nightingale was influenced by the call of God, Amy’s head was turned when she went for a 1-week nursing placement in a hospital, during her time as an officer in the St. John’s Brigade.

“During the placement, my perspectives on helping people changed dramatically. I felt inadequate because I was surrounded by sick people but I lacked the skills to look after them. It was that experience which aroused my interest in pursuing an enriching career in Nursing,” Amy shares.

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