Joseph Pang learnt about the Healthcare Merit Award (HMA) scholarship through a talk at an annual scholarship fair in school. After thinking it through, he was certain that he wanted to pursue nursing and felt that the scholarship would provide the opportunity to interact and learn alongside other like-minded scholars from various healthcare disciplines.
While applying for the scholarship, Joseph worked as a Healthcare Assistant at Tan Tock Seng Hospital, where he learnt more about nursing care and had a preview of what working in healthcare felt like.
“That experience helped me gain a clearer picture of what nurses do, and taught me the importance of good communication, teamwork and adaptability. Seeing how challenging the work can get also allowed me to empathise with the nurses and healthcare workers," shared Joseph.
The HMA scholarship recipient was also deeply impacted by how the nurses were committed to provide the best care to their patients.
“As I join the nursing profession, I seek to follow the exemplary character of the nurses that I will be working alongside with... I hope I too can bring comfort to my patients in their times of need," added Joseph.
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