Eu Yan Sang – Nanyang Technological University
Scholarships for Double Degree Programme in Biomedical Sciences and Chinese Medicine
Eu Yan Sang International Limited (Eu Yan Sang) is a progressive, global healthcare company with its core focus in Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM). Today, Eu Yan Sang is a household name in Asia with an unrivalled reputation as the leader in the TCM industry.
Eu Yan Sang has an extensive distribution network comprising more than 130 Eu Yan Sang branded retail outlets in Hong Kong, Macau, Guangzhou, Malaysia, Singapore and Taiwan. Currently, Eu Yan Sang operates a chain of 20 clinics in Singapore and Malaysia including two Premier TCM Centres in Singapore.
In order to nurture future talent in the field of Chinese Medicine, Eu Yan Sang Group has established the yearly scholarships for eligible undergraduates who are currently studying for the Double Degree Programme in B.Sc (Hons) Biological Sciences at Nanyang Technological University (NTU) and B.Med. (Chinese Medicine) at Beijing University of Chinese Medicine (BUCM), People's Republic of China. The scholarships will provide financial assistance to enable selected candidates to pursue and complete the double degree course in Beijing, China.
Upon obtaining their registration licences, scholars will join Eu Yan Sang as resident physician and participate in the Eu Yan Sang Residency Programme. This structured programme is specially designed for resident physicians with the aim of enriching their clinical experience under the proctorship of Eu Yan Sang's senior physicians. Resident Physician will undergo various phases of progressive learning consisting of observation of real patient-physician interactions, exposure to various medical conditions as well as constant assessment and feedback with senior physicians. This prepares the resident physician adequately so that they may progress to physicians and practice independently while upholding the Eu Yan Sang clinical standards with patient quality and safety in mind.
Quote from the first batch of NTU Scholars who stated with Eu Yan Sang in January 2011.
Resident Physician Chew Siew Tiang:
I thank Eu Yan Sang for offering me the Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) Scholarship as it has given me an exceptional opportunity to study abroad in one of the top Chinese Medicine University. With this scholarship, I have realized the dream of making my greatest passion, TCM, my life's pursuit. Not only did it help to ease the financial burdens from the 2 years of study in Beijing University of Chinese Medicine, it also provided an opportunity to venture out and explore into the unknown territories.
To better equip us with the necessary skills of a trained physician, EYS also came up with the residency program for us to learn alongside the senior physicians. This was an incredibly valuable opportunity as I was able to benefit from their depth of TCM knowledge and experience. The senior physicians were especially helpful as they impart their TCM expertise and also their heart to care for patients. They were very effective in helping us transit from our academics to real life application in the society.
Resident Physician Zhang Ruifen:
The Eu Yan Sang TCM Scholarship was launched in 2008 to support and nurture talents in the TCM industry, and I am both honoured and elated to have been amongst its first recipients. With over a hundred years of history, Eu Yan Sang has established itself as a household brand and a forerunner in the TCM field in Singapore. Thus, for me, the opportunity to hone my TCM skills in this organization was something I had always desired.
The 18-month Resident Physician Programme designed for us upon inculcation into the company serves as a great learning platform, bridging our theoretical knowledge of TCM and the real issues faced in clinical practice. In this programme, I have the chance to observe and learn from several reputable senior physicians in the TCM industry, as well as to acquaint myself to the workings of the company. I believe that after these 18 months of experiential learning, I will be equipped with the necessary expertise to establish myself as a worthy TCM physician.