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Student Spotlight: Kendra Tang

25 Feb 2019

Tell us about your path to Duke-NUS.

Before coming to Duke-NUS, I did my undergraduate studies in NUS and majored in Pharmacy. During my third year of studies, I did a 6-week hospital attachment and that experience shifted my sights to a possible medical career. After I graduated, I trained as a pre-registration pharmacist in National University Hospital (NUH) for 9 months and subsequently took some time off to develop my sporting interests before starting in Duke-NUS.


White coat ceremony day with my parents

What are some of your interests and hobbies?

I love playing sports. It’s all fun, friends and exercise wrapped into one. Most of the time, I play touch rugby and last year, I went to the Touch World Cup 2015 that was held in Australia. It was an awe-inspiring and humbling experience to play against the best teams in the world. Being active helps keep me balanced and sane so I still play in leagues games on Saturdays whenever I can.

Would you share a great experience or opportunity you’ve had at Duke-NUS?

I had the opportunity to be part of Project Dove 2016 and the team has just returned from Indonesia where we held mobile clinics for various communities in Lembang. The trip is no doubt one of the biggest highlights of my first year thus far. Though the team was a mixture of MS1s, MS3s and faculty members, we all planned, traveled, slogged, laughed and learned together. There really is nothing like being 24/7 around your friends to from deeper friendships.

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Project Dove MS1s at Tangkuban Perahu Volcano in Bandung

What’s one thing awesome about Duke-NUS?

That we are a small but supportive community!

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