S’pore student scored 181 at PSLE, now in third year at NUS Medicine

28 Sep 2018

Article featured SP Diploma in Biomedical Science (DBS) alumnus, Tan Jun Xiang, who used to be a playful student in primary school. He was “unmoved” about his low PSLE score of 181 until he saw how disappointed his parents were. He could not enrol into the secondary school of his choice and his parents had to write an appeal for him to enter Ang Mo Kio Secondary School. Thankfully, he was enlightened in secondary school and started to work hard. Jun Xiang eventually graduated at the top of his cohort with an O-Levels score of nine points and secured a place in SP’s DBS course. An internship stint at a hospital during his SP days inspired him to become a medical doctor; which led to his decision to apply for NUS’s Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine. To his delight, his application was successful and he is now a third-year medical student at NUS. (Mothership.sg, Online)

Tan Jun Xiang

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