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From Biomedical Science Diploma to Medicine at Cardiff University

Ernest Wong is the first SP Diploma in Biomedical Science graduate accepted into a medical programme in UK based on his diploma qualifications. A Class of 2010 graduate, Ernest has this to say of his time in SP.

“I loved my time at SP, it was some of the most creative and explorative periods of my life! SP has a diverse, vibrant atmosphere with allowances for whatever ‘deviant’ interests and ambitions you may have! I was in the SP cheerleading squad as well as the teams that ran projects in India, Cambodia and conducted free health screening in Singapore. More importantly, my time at SP allowed me to pursue my dream of becoming a doctor! The practical experience I received in conducting research and working directly with patients is proving to complement the more theoretical university-style perfectly!”

A Diploma With Merit graduate, Ernest also won the Olympus Singapore Silver Medal, Roche Diagnostics Asia Pacific Award, SPD A.C.E Scientific Award, and the Singapore Association for Medical Laboratory Sciences Prize at his graduation in 2010.


Our DBS alumnus, Ernest Wong, currently studying for his Medicine degree at Cardiff University, UK

Cardiff University, UK accepted Ernest into the MBBCh medicine programme based on his excellent academic achievements at Singapore Polytechnic and outstanding portfolio of activities and community service.

Incidentally Ernest Wong’s classmate at the polytechnic is Desmond Thiam Wei, the first SP graduate accepted into NUS’s Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine.


News & Announcements

Students' kit can detect Zika and dengue faster

SP Biomedical Science students created a faster method of diagnosis and won a Polytechnic Student Research Programme Award!

Out-of-classroom learning

Nutrition, Health and Wellness students shared their Overseas Internship Attachment at the University of Curtin, Perth, Australia.

Chasing dreams

Food Science and Technology student Magdalene Tan hopes to help develop interventions to combat public health concerns and support nutritional needs through her research.

From bad boy to model student at Singapore Polytechnic

Congratulations to Chemical Engineering student, Liew Zheng Jie for winning the Model Student Award!

He finds path life after father's death

Nurses' dedication to his father inspires Nutrition, Health and Wellness student to work towards being a physiotherapist

Youth recognised for contributions to community

Chemical Engineering student Bryan Tan received his NYAA Gold Award from President Tony Tan Keng Yam!

Young Cosmetic Scientist of the Year 2016

Congratulations to Perfumery and Cosmetic Science alumnus, Leong Hei Mern!

Food Science students fighting hunger

SP Food Science and Technology students won the Best Technical and Scientific Content Award at international Product Development competition.

Talent pipeline for energy and chemicals sector

SP and the Singapore Workforce Development Agency have launched a 18-month earn and learn programme (ELP) for the energy and chemicals sector.

A common vision of helping the needy

SP Optometry students are involved in the SPECtacular Experience to provide eye screening services for the needy.

From Normal stream to PhD course

CLS alumnus Nigel Tan shared his journey from the Normal stream in secondary school to studying for his PhD.

Nurturing teachers of tomorrow

Biomedical Science alumnus, Lim Yu Jie, is one of 176 recipients of the Ministry of Education’s teaching scholarships and awards.