Welcome to the Publications Directorate! Here, don’t be afraid to speak, for it’s YOUR voice and opinions that we want to hear!
The Publications Directorate comprises a team of enthusiastic and fun-loving individuals who wish to make the voices of our medical students heard, loud and clear (yes, even those whispers!). Every year, we handle the following publications:
This is our in-house student magazine, completely written by medical students, for medical students. In every issue (we publish 2 issues per year), we interview a few of our outstanding alumni to get a glimpse into their current lives as medical doctors and find out how it was like being a medical student back in those days! We also feature major events such as Freshmen Orientation Camp, Rag and Flag, and Playhouse, as well as projects like overseas Community Involvement Programmes (CIPS) – Project Lokun, Project Sabai etc. Moreover, we also discover some of the hidden talent within our medical school (whoever said medical students were just nerdy and boring and totally uninteresting!?). You would be surprised at the kinds of talent our very own medical students possess! Stay tuned for the latest issue and don’t forget to grab a copy today!
The Yearbook is an annual publication which showcases the major events throughout the academic year. These include Freshmen Orientation Camp, White Coat Ceremony, Playhouse, Public Health Screening, Neighbourhood Health Screening, the yearly Inter-Faculty Games and the annual Med-Law Challenge. The various NUS Medical Society directorates would also give a run-down of their respective events over the past year and provide updates of their directorate goals and events for the next year.
The Graduation Book is published every year for the graduating batch of M5s/the soon-to-be young doctors and is distributed to every M5 at their commencement ceremony in June/July, as a token of appreciation from us juniors. It consists of collections of pictures, articles and reflections by the M5s of their past 5 years in medical school. Every batch of M5s treasures this publication because it is definitely something that all of them can look back on with fond memories, amidst their hectic and unrelenting schedules in the future.
In addition to these publications, the Publications Directorate also handles this very website that you are now surfing – the NUS Medical Society Website. We hope that this online portal would allow our medical students, as well as the public, to gain an insight into the various directorates of NUS Medical Society and find out more information about upcoming events.
So feel free to surf around and do contact us if you have any queries or suggestions! Thank you!
PROJECT INSPIRE: BOOK COVER DESIGN CONTEST.
The Project Inspire team is in the midst of writing a book - a compilation of inspirational stories from doctors as written from interviews which the team has conducted with the doctors over the course of the past year. Proceeds from the book sale will go to the NUS Medical Society-Christine Chong Bursary.
The winning entry will have his/her cover published and his/her name featured in the book. He/She will also receive a set of $100 CapitaLand Mall Vouchers!
The working title for the book is Pills for the Soul, but if you can come up with something snazzier please do suggest it to us/feel free to include it in your cover (: You don’t have to include pills in your design (i.e., please don’t all just put a lot of pills in the design D:) - it can be anything, get creative and messy :D PHOTOGRAPHS are welcome too!
The deadline for submission is 8th September, and the format for submission is as such:
Covers must be submitted in .jpg
The dimensions are - Front cover - 19.8X13cm, Back over - 19.8X13cm, Spine - 19.8X1.5cm
The resolution should be at least 300dpi
CMYK is preferred (:
Please e-mail all your entries to email@example.com with the subject title: Project Inspire Cover Design. Do remember to leave your name, year of study, and handphone number so that we can contact you.
Posted on 21 Aug 12 02:51
GRADBOOK (Class of 2012) IS OUT
An online copy will be made available as soon as possible (: Much thanks to the gradbook team, especially the heads - Becks and Kaiyin!! YOU GIRLS DA BEE’S KNEES :D
Posted on 14 Aug 12 14:03
Metamorphosis - Yearbook AY2010-11
Do you find yourself reminiscing about the good old days of… well… last year? With time in Medicine passing so fast, it’s sometimes nice to be able to look back at the recent events to get ‘the big picture’. So do get your copy of Metamorphosis, Yearbook AY2010-11 today :D Relive the events that made your year so special - from medicamp and DND to conferences and OCIPs, this is one book that has it all.
Get a copy at the students’ lounge or read it online here! Coming to students’ lounges at various hospitals too (:
Posted on 09 Feb 12 12:17
The Auricle Issue 2
The newest issue of The Auricle is out! This Double-Dean Special features a fresh new layout and loads of articles to recap any school events that you might have missed out, including Dinner and Dance 2011, White Coat Ceremony, and the inaugural YLLSoM-Duke Debate! Read about ground-breaking recent medical advancements, and give your playlist a makeover with our music reviews!
Grab a copy at the students’ lounge, or read it online here! Copies will also be placed at the student lounges at various hospitals (:
Posted on 09 Feb 12 12:06
Announcing the New Name of Our School Magazine!
Publications Committee would like to say a huge THANK YOU to all those who submitted entries for the “Pulse Renaming Competition”! The entries were really creative and honestly, we had some trouble trying to decide on the winner. However, we have finally come to a consensus (and gotten our MICA/authorisation number, which was what the renaming competition was all about in addition to having a refreshing change to our school magazine’s name :D)! So yes, we don’t only have a NEW NAME, our school magazine is also now officially legitimate!
We are proud to announce that the winner of the “Pulse Renaming Competition” is *drumrolls*
LUKE LEE (M1) for the entry ”The Auricle”
While some may find this name ironic because the role of MedSoc Publications Committee seems to be more of speaking out than passive listening, we felt that this name would be befitting of our school magazine for the very reason that the goal of MedSoc Publications Committee is to actively listen, not only to the opinions of our medical students, but also to their needs and the issues which they want to know more about. In this way, we can become more relevant and act more effectively as a form of communication amongst medical students and between medical students and our alumni. The pun on “The Oracle” is also intentional.
Congratulations Luke! You have won yourself $100 worth of Haagen Dazs vouchers. We will be contacting you shortly to pass you the vouchers!
So, do look out for our next issue of our magazine, which would be published in June! We promise, it would be an exciting read (as always :))
MBBS Year 3, Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine, National University of Singapore
Publications Director, 62nd Executive Committee 2010/2011, NUS Medical Society
Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine, National University of Singapore
1E Kent Ridge Road, Singapore 119228
Tel: +65 6772 3737 Fax: +65 6778 5743
Posted on 14 May 11 06:05
Pulse Renaming Competition
Publications Directorate has decided to rename our school magazine! It has been called “Pulse” for quite a number of issues already and we are hoping to spice things up and bring in a refreshing change. Moreover, having a new name (there is already another registered publication called “Pulse” by National Heart Centre) would allow us to apply for a MICA number, an authentication number which would make our school magazine a registered and legitimate publication!
Since our student magazine has always been written by students for students, we have decided to organise a small competition and let YOU decide on the new name for our student magazine! We invite all of you to send in suggestions of new names. The winner would not only get to rename our very own student magazine, he/she would also receive $100 worth of Haagen Daz gift vouchers!
So do send in your suggestions to firstname.lastname@example.org today in the following format: