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Duke-NUS Medical School



Established in 2005 through a partnership between Duke University School of Medicine in the USA and National University of Singapore, Duke-NUS provides a critical learning environment that draws from the best of both universities to prepare doctors and scientists who can transform the practice of medicine and improve lives.

Duke-NUS Medical School (Duke-NUS) offers robust graduate-entry medical education that is positioned to meet the changing medical landscape and the future healthcare needs of Singapore. Our programmes include the Doctor of Medicine (MD) degree, PhD in Integrated Biology and Medicine (IBM) degree, and PhD in Quantitative Biology and Medicine degree (QBM).

Through the MD programme, Duke-NUS prepares doctors who embody the School’s education mission of “Clinicians First, Clinicians Plus”, well equipped to practice in the complex world of medicine, as well as play increasingly critical roles in translating meaningful scientific discoveries into quality innovations in patient care. To this end, the curriculum is designed for students to acquire and improve upon the knowledge, skills, and attitudes required of any medical practitioner: professionalism and ethics, medical knowledge, communication skills, and clinical experience. Complementing these are skills necessary to improve medical practice, such as research, teamwork, leadership, and creative and critical thinking skills.

As the only US-style graduate-entry medical school in Singapore, over 28 different nationalities and a variety of different bachelor degrees are represented in the Duke-NUS student community. Together with Singapore Health Services (SingHealth) as the strategic partner in Academic Medicine, Duke-NUS is poised to transform medicine with its integrated expertise in clinical care, education and research that are focused on transforming medicine and improving patients’ lives.

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