Duke and the National University of Singapore (NUS) signed a formal agreement in April 2005 under which the two institutions would partner to establish a new medical school in Singapore. Under the agreement, the Singapore government has made a significant investment over the first seven years to establish Duke-NUS as part of Singapore’s strategy to become a leading center for medical research and education.
Centrally located in a modern facility on the grounds of Singapore General Hospital, Duke-NUS is Singapore’s first US-style graduate-entry medical school. We draw on the rich medical training and research at Duke University in North Carolina and the outstanding resources at the National University of Singapore (NUS). In addition, we collaborate with a number of strong research institutions in Singapore, including the National Cancer Center, the National Heart Center, the National Eye Center, the National Neurosciences Institute, and the Agency for Science, Technology and Research (A*STAR).
Offering innovative MD and PhD Programs and an option for students to pursue the MD/PhD track, Duke-NUS prepares doctors who are not only skilled in patient care, but who are also well equipped to practice in the rapidly changing world of medicine. The Duke-NUS MD degree is jointly awarded by Duke University and the National University of Singapore, while the PhD degree is awarded by the National University of Singapore.
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Through our collaborations with the SingHealth Group, Singapore’s largest healthcare organization, Duke-NUS is playing an integral role in building a vibrant healthcare community and advancing Academic Medicine so that clinical care, education, and research are integrated to provide the highest standard of patient care.
With a vision for contributing to the transformation and advancement of patient care in Singapore, SingHealth and Duke-NUS are promoting the close integration of clinical care, teaching, and research. To work towards this vision, Duke-NUS has established two institutes which students may participate in:
“Duke University is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges to award undergraduate and graduate degrees. Duke-NUS is not accredited by the Commission on Colleges and the accreditation of Duke University does not extend to or include Duke-NUS or its students.”