One of the OMS residents, Dr Zhang Yang, was a proud beneficiary of the AOMSS Resident Endowment Fund (REFER) in 2023, and was partly sponsored for his overseas exchange with Beijing University. Here is what he has to say about the sponsorship and the exchange:

"Hi everyone, I am Zhang Yang, a Year 3 Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery (OMS) Resident. I was attached to Peking University Hospital of Stomatology, Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery Unit as part of my overseas elective in the residency program. Throughout the exchange programme, I was exposed to and participated in a wide variety of OMS cases. I was fortunate to be able to work with professors who are at the top of their field and who were patient and willing to teach me. Besides learning from the professors, I also made many new friends who made the exchange especially memorable. I am thankful that the NUS OMS Residency Program includes a month of overseas elective for us to have greater exposure to the culture and various surgical techniques in OMS internationally. Many special thanks to Prof Zheng Lei, Prof Asher Lim and Prof Raymond Wong for helping me to link up with the unit. Last but not least, I would also like to thank AOMSS and the committee members for rewarding me the REFER fund which helped to make this learning opportunity possible."