About Campaign

ends 31 Dec 2019, 11:59 PM
In keeping with Dr Michael Benedict Toh Kok Kuan's vision of paying it forward, the Estate have set up this campaign to raise funds for the SMA-Dr Michael Toh Kok Kuan Medical Students' Assistance Fund for undergraduate recipients so they can better focus on medical education and community service without financial burdens.

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 and served in the public sector till 1982 where he went into private practice and worked as a consultant radiologist and the founding partner of Radiologic Clinic Pte Ltd. He later served as head/chief radiologist and/or medical director in multiple companies, and was last a visiting consultant at Changi General Hospital.

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.

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