The Singapore Medical Society of London (SMSL) was established in 1994 by a group of Singaporean medical students studying in London, based at the 5 medical schools of the University of London (UoL).
As the society grew to include those across the United Kingdom (UK), it adopted its current name in 2010 to formally acknowledge this broadening and diverse membership base.
Membership is now also accorded to dental students, whose interests have been represented by an elected Dental Officer since 2012.
The society has had a long record of co-operation with the various healthcare clusters in Singapore, helping them to organise their recruitment drives since 2000 and facilitating the dissemination of information from Singaporean employers and organisations to all members from pre-enrolment to graduands.
Events for members have varied over the years with many exciting events being added such as our weekend and day trips, although two society highlights survive into the present day – the Freshers and Members Gathering, and the Annual Dinner.
Who we are
Awards and Achievements
SMSUK is proud to announce that our society received the RISE award from SingHealth in 2016.
We are deeply thankful for having the privilege to work so closely with Singapore's healthcare clusters 🙂
The Evolution of SMSUK
The SMSUK logo has been changed 3 times since its inception in 1994.
In 2010, it changed to a more generic logo to reflect the changing demographic of the SMSUK members, as more students from the UK outside London joined. In 2012, as more dental students gained membership, the logo was redesigned to include the stethoscope ear pieces (in red), which were also meant to look like the crown of a tooth.
Most recently, in 2016, the logo was once again renewed as 22nd committee members decided a more contemporary, sleek look would be more suitable for the growing society. A predominance of the colour red was decided upon, both to reflect our national heritage as well as the profession that unites us. Upon closer examination, one can see that the central logo is made out of an ECG and the crown of a tooth, to reflect both the dental and medical students. As our society continues to grow, we hope that the bonds we form will be as strong as blood ties.
"We keep moving forward, opening new doors, and doing new things, because we're curious and curiosity keeps leading us down new paths."
- Walt Disney