• Academic Medicine Partnership
• Impact of the Academic Medicine partnership on staff, faculty and students
• Joint Duke-NUS SingHealth Prospectus (Academic Medicine)
• Tomorrow's Medicine (The Voice of Academic Medicine)
The concept known as Academic Medicine integrates the three functions of medicine - clinical care, education and the development of new knowledge - and closes the gaps between developing new knowledge and delivering it to patients.
This model of Academic Medicine between Duke-NUS and SingHealth is now being realized where faculty in clinical, research and education activities work in tandem with students and staff in close collaborative spirit to nurture an environment that encourages new discoveries in healthcare. The key to the partnership's success is the integration of cutting-edge clinical and translational research and patient care. In this environment, new knowledge, expertise and competency in medicine are developed, shared and passed down to produce cost-effective, patient-centric, clinical care. This collaborative model builds on similar successful concepts applied in academic medical centers across the world, such as Johns Hopkins University, Imperial College Academic Health Sciences Centre, and Duke Medicine.
"The SingHealth/Duke-NUS partnership is envisioned as an integrated working enterprise that guides and promotes the future of medicine, tapping on and combining the collective strengths of SingHealth's clinical expertise and Duke-NUS' biomedical sciences research and medical education capabilities." Prof. Ranga Krishnan, Dean of Duke-NUS.
Shared Mission – Improving the lives of Patients
An Academic Medicine partnership opens up a new realm of opportunities for both institutions, but this has to be accompanied with a positive mindset shift to ensure successful multi-disciplinary collaborations in the areas of education, research and healthcare are achieved.
Duke-NUS Medical Students
This partnership is an excellent step towards receiving the best education and training possible. By having faculty that straddle the best of the clinical, research, and education worlds, students reap the benefits of learning to meet the goal of "improving patient lives". With the variety of academic clinical programs emerging at SingHealth, students quickly grasp that there is more than one way to improve the lives of their patients. Further benefits are realized when this model propagates a vibrant culture of academic teaching and research at SingHealth.
Duke-NUS Academic & Professional and Non-Academic Staff
The many opportunities that are available to develop synergistic relationships and collaborations contribute positively to the growth and value of the school. Over time, staff can expect to see the development of larger scale programs and activities with access to a wider range of expertise and services, and varied platforms to engage with partners.
Duke-NUS Academic Staff
Playing an integral role in shaping academic medicine will bring about a strong sense of purpose in an environment where cutting-edge research and clinical studies are more integrated. Opportunities to be continually challenged, innovative and take on more leadership roles will arise.