The rich corporate life of the medical student and the medical students’ societies at our medical school (at the present National University of Singapore) is generally unappreciated by its graduates and regrettably, even more unknown to the medical student of today. The present generation of medical students of NUS do not know of their rich history. We have published documentation of student activities from the founding of the medical school in 1905 till the establishment of the then University of Malaya in 1950, reviewed herein. Materials presented after 1950 were gathered from personal communications from key players in the students’ societies and from editors of the medical students’ publications.
Information on the life of the early medical undergraduates of our medical school has been well documented in the publication Fifty Years of Medical Education in Malaya 1905-1955, 1 on which this review is largely based.
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