Duke-NUS Medical School was established as a landmark collaboration between two world-ranking institutions of higher education: Duke University and the National University of Singapore (NUS), with the objective of providing innovative education and impactful research to enhance the practice of medicine in Singapore.
As a graduate-entry medical school, Duke-NUS has the opportunity to admit more mature students with significant academic and life experiences. Our MD curriculum is designed to provide an opportunity for our students to become outstanding clinicians and curious, critical thinkers who may also contribute to medicine as researchers, educators, leaders, entrepreneurs or policy makers. This is the basis of our “Clinician First, Clinician Plus” curriculum.
Along with our innovative education initiatives, we are a research-intensive medical school and our distinguished scientists are transforming the way we understand, diagnose and treat diseases. Our world-class signature research programmes are aligned to critical areas of public health needs in Singapore. These disease-focused, multi-disciplinary programmes have facilitated research discoveries with the impact and potential to enhance the lives of patients in Singapore and beyond.
Our School benefits greatly from our strategic partnership with Singapore Health Services (SingHealth), which includes Singapore General Hospital, recognized by Newsweek as the 3rd best hospital in the world in its 2019 rankings. Through our SingHealth Duke-NUS Academic Medical Centre, we are able to leverage our joint capabilities and infrastructure to develop outstanding clinical education programmes and cutting edge research collaborations that translate fundamental science into better health.