Crisann Tan, Class of 2015, Singapore

My name is Crisann Tan and I am a HCIS alumnus. Graduating as part of the class of 2015, I went on to study Medicine in University College Cork, Ireland.

In my 6 years at HCIS, I was given a multitude of opportunities to not only achieve academic excellence in a wide variety of topics and areas, but also to pursue my passion in the performing arts. I attended the International Baccalaureate program in my final 2 years in HCIS. Although daunting at times, it is no doubt one of the most fulfilling challenges I have faced to date. I was able to study Higher Level Chemistry and Biology as part of the curriculum, which proved to be immensely valuable in the first few years of medical school. The opportunity to engage in research in the form of the Extended Essay, as part of the IB curriculum, was also a great stepping stone for the years of research that were to follow in college.

One of the greatest privileges of attending an international school was the unique opportunity to connect with people from all over the world, via innumerable school events, sports and daily classes. This has allowed me to forge tight-knit, lifelong friendships with amazing people who have extended their unwavering support to me over the past decade, regardless of where they are in the world.

I would also like to extend special thanks to all my teachers for their umpteen years of encouragement and mentorship, both during my time in HCIS and in the years following graduation!