The Duke-NUS Doctor of Medicine (MD) programme is built around a pioneering ‘Clinicians First, Clinicians Plus’ vision. It stems from our belief that graduates should be competent clinicians first, and beyond that, build on their other capabilities to become clinician scientists, innovators, educators and leaders to value-add to the Singapore healthcare system. 

Duke-NUS welcomes students from diverse pathways and academic disciplines, who bring different expertise and perspectives to the medical profession. At Duke-NUS, we believe such diversity in our students is our strength. It promotes robust brainstorming, encourages critical thinking and helps develop key skills expected of future clinicians. Our graduates are curious, progressive and innovative. They are able to challenge paradigms to achieve the best possible care for our patients and contribute to the improvement of the healthcare sector.

This programme spans 4 years, and graduates are awarded a joint Doctor of Medicine (MD) degree by Duke University and the National University of Singapore (NUS). Applicants to this medical course must have at least a bachelor’s degree in any field.

Programme Structure

At Duke-NUS we are driven by our core values. Our passion is delivering a medical education program that is based on two goals: providing active learning opportunities and supporting personalized deeper dives in areas of interest. We achieve these through our world renowned TeamLEAD educational strategy which promotes collaboration and teamwork, and through our students’ participation in a mentored research experience where they use their innovation and creativity to answer significant, cutting-edge research questions. We believe that this teamwork oriented approach, in this multi-ethnic environment, allows our students to gain a richer appreciation and respect for diversity, and promotes the development of their professionalism.

The Duke-NUS MD program is a 4-year graduate program. Students are awarded the degree of Doctor of Medicine (MD) jointly by Duke University and the National University of Singapore (NUS).

Admission Requirements

Those applying to the MD will need to register and sit for the Medical College Admissions Test (MCAT) or Graduate Australian Medical School Admissions Test (GAMSAT).


The MCAT is a standardized test administered by the Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC) for prospective students seeking to study medicine in medical schools in the United States and Canada.

Duke-NUS accepts test scores taken within the last four years. You may nominate which results you want us to consider if more than one set of test results is valid. Individual section scores from different tests cannot be mixed.


The GAMSAT is a requirement for Graduate Medical programmes in the UK, Ireland and Australia. It is developed by the Australian Council for Educational Research (ACER) in conjunction with the Consortium of Graduate Medical Schools.

Please note that the GAMSAT results are valid for two years. You may nominate which year’s results you want considered if more than one set of test results are valid. Individual section scores from tests in different years cannot be mixed.

Applicants applying to Duke-NUS MD Programme should have their official transcripts and supporting documents (where applicable) sent to Duke-NUS at the following mailing address.

Duke-NUS Office of Admissions (MD Programme)
Transcript/Supporting Documents for “Applicant’s name”
C/O Ms Tammie Zhu, Senior Manager
Duke-NUS Medical School 
8 College Road Singapore 169857

Upon completion of the online application, you will be notified if the supporting documents have not been received by our Admissions Department. Below is the full list of documents needed to complete your application:

Official Transcripts

Applicants should request their institutions to send their official transcripts directly to Duke-NUS at the mailing address above.

World Education Service (WES) Report

Students who are applying to Duke-NUS from schools outside of Singapore or the US must also request for their institutions to submit their transcripts World Education Services (WES) for a credential evaluation. Please opt for the US Equivalent WES International Credential Advantage Package (ICAP) with a course-by-course report. A detailed report by WES will be sent directly to Duke-NUS. Please visit for further details. 

Applicants from Canadian universities may contact the Admissions Office at to see if a WES report is required for your application.

Results of TOEFL or IELTS

Applicants who previously studied in a non-English speaking curriculum will be required to present documented evidence of their competence in written and spoken English by submitting their results of TOEFL or IELTS exams.

Applicants are required to mail their official result slip directly to Duke-NUS at the mailing address above.

Dates & Fees

For more information on Application Dates, click here.

For more information on Fee, Scholarships and Finance matters, click here.

Contact Details

Duke-NUS Medical School
8 College Road
Singapore 169857

Tel: +65 6516 7666