How Your Donation Makes a Difference
Your S$50 donation will provide 3 days' worth of meals and transportation for a less privileged medical student.
Your S$100 donation will support a team of students for a terminally ill patient and his/her family to embark on a project to create a keepsake as parting gifts of sentiment for their loved ones.
Your S$200 donation will support a student to provide free door-to-door health screenings for about 15 low income elderly living in rental flats.
Your S$500 donation will provide a less privileged student an opportunity to pick up invaluable knowledge/experience from global practitioners through overseas learning conference.
About Campaignends 30 Sep 2023, 11:59 PM
Dr Michael Toh was born in 1945 and passed away in 2015.
Dr Toh had an intimate connection with medical students burdened financial struggles; his father passed away in his first year of medical school. He was able to complete his education with financial assistance of a close family friend, whom he never forgot - constantly reminding his family to pay it forward.
After completing his postgraduate radiology training on the back of a scholarship to the UK, he returned to Singapore in 1974. During his time back in Singapore, he served at Singapore General Hospital and joined Mount Elizabeth Hospital in 1977. He set up the Mount Elizabeth Hospital's X-Ray department during his tenure as the first head radiologist.
Dr Toh deeply felt for medical education, and continued to contribute to the teaching of residents under his care even in his last days.
The SMA-Dr Michael Toh Kok Kuan Medical Students' Assistance Fund is the inaugural joint named bursary set up between his Estate and SMA Charity Fund (SMACF) in 2017, created in loving memory of Dr Toh.
About the Charity
The SMA Charity Fund (SMACF) was set up by the Singapore Medical Association (SMA) in 2013 and has been a registered charity under the Charities Act since 17 April 2013 and a registered charity with IPC status since 27 December 2013.
SMACF was created to further the works done under the SMA-Medical Students' Assistance Fund, a bursary program established in 2007, to help underprivileged medical students in NUS Medicine, and now to LKC Medicine and Duke-NUS too.
Together with many medical professionals and like-minded individuals, we are committed to the future of medicine in Singapore by ensuring that any young person who has the passion, ability and dream to be a doctor, irrespective of family background and socioeconomic status are able to pursue a career in medicine.
Apart from financial assistance bursaries, SMACF also supports learning exposure, advocates volunteerism, provides support for health and public health related education and recognises mentorship by acknowledging exemplary medical educators.