Exchange report - incoming students
Home university: National University of Singapore
Study programme: Biomedicine
Exchange programme: INK
Semester: Autumn semester 2012/2013
Name: Shi Jia Teo
Email address:

Arrival and registration

The lectures during the introduction day was a little too long. There should be a better queue system to obtain the student cards.
Halifax Rehabilitation Center


The housing was good and i think it is an excellent to put all the exchange students from Karolinska together. I have forged strong friendship with many that shared the kitchen and had even went on trips together, which made this exchange an unforgettable experience. I applied for housing through the UAC.

Vårt hus

Leisure time and social activities

The global friends had a number of activities, which were good. The bad taste party helped with the interaction between the exchange students. 
Peggys Cove


I decided to go on an exchange to experience a culture that is different from what I am used to. I am also interested in pursuing a post graduate study outside of my home country.

Courses during the exchange period

BIOX06 : BACH - Integrative Physiology
I attended molecular medicine instead of integrative physiology. It is a very interesting course that ties in very nicely with medicine.
IEE073 : BACH-Biomedical project for exchange students
My supervisor and the lab group took good care of me, and were very encouraging


It was a lovely time spent in Stockholm which I would look back in fond memory.
Here we began...

Language and Culture

Yes. The first 3 lessons that were conducted on 3 consecutive days were quite well paced. Subsequent lessons were held at night for 3 hours, which is extremely hard. There were information overload and we were learning at a very fast pace. However, our instructor was very patient and encouraging, and tried to lessen our pace and made sure we understood.
En gammal tidning

Studies in general

I have thoroughly enjoyed watching minor surgeries up front and having doctors explain the procedures and the molecular implications of these procedures. It had definitely opened my eyes on translational medicine. Most professors are very approachable.
However, my course did not have a recommended text, which makes revision extremely hard. Furthermore, the lecture notes are not detailed enough, with mostly pictures and diagrams with no references to original journal articles.