Ronnie Poh

I enjoy my job because I like helping people and whenever a patient says ‘thank you’, it brightens my day no matter how busy I am.
Discover SIM GE By Bianca, SIM-University of Birmingham student Driven by a strong will to help others and to be a future leader in healthcare, Ronnie Poh (pictured above), a staff nurse at Khoo Teck Puat Hospital, undertook the SIM-University of Manchester MSc International Healthcare Leadership programme with a vision to make a positive impact in healthcare. Finding His Calling “My interest in nursing began when my grandfather was hospitalised and I did not have sufficient knowledge to help him at that time. I then decided to join nursing to be empowered with more clinical knowledge so that I will be able to help others.” “I also enjoy watching medical dramas and I used to love biology during my secondary school days, I believe all these have contributed to my interest in nursing.” Deepening His Knowledge “As a staff nurse, my responsibilities are to monitor vital signs of patients, administer medications that are prescribed for the patients, and work with multidisciplinary teams which include doctors, physiotherapists, occupational therapists, dieticians and medical social workers for executing plans for patients.” “Studying the MSc International Healthcare Leadership programme in SIM GE has enabled me to become a more confident individual. It allows me to look at obstacles in the healthcare system from different angles and find the best solution to problems in a healthcare setting.” Always Being There For Patients “I remember when we had to attend to a patient who was in a critical condition. His family members were crying. After several days of providing quality nursing care and medical treatment, the patient slowly regained consciousness and began to speak again. The family members were very thankful toward me and my colleagues. That experience made me feel proud of being in this profession and being able to save lives.” “I enjoy my job because I like helping people and whenever a patient says ‘thank you’, it brightens my day no matter how busy I am.” Forging The Future “I have decided to take on the challenge to explore more about community nursing as I am interested in gaining more knowledge on eldercare as Singapore is one of the countries with a high ageing population. I intend to pursue a PhD in gerontology at the Singapore University of Social Sciences (SUSS) in the near future.” The MSc International Healthcare Leadership Programme awarded by The University of Manchester is open for applications for the March 2019 intake. Click here to find out more about the programme. Posted online, 20 June 2018