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, PhD, and MD/PhD programs with a focus on medical research, 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. We prepare physician leaders who are problem solvers committed to improving the health of individuals and communities through research. At Duke-NUS, we are committed to helping our graduates transform medicine in the 21st century. 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.
We offer 3 Programs - Click on the Icons below for more information on each program.
The Duke-NUS MD program is distinctively designed to prepare physician leaders in medical research, education, and patient care. Our students are being equipped to make a difference as leaders changing the way medicine is practiced in tomorrow’s medical world. Discover some of the key reasons why this innovative program gives you the edge.
The goal is to train PhD scientists across multiple disciplines that will develop the skills and ambitions of translating basic scientific discoveries into useful therapies for patients. The education and training of the students is supported by an award-winning research faculty.
Duke-NUS also offers a combined MD/PhD program that is unique to Singapore. The program may be completed in seven years. The program combines medical education with the excitement of scientific discovery and trains physicians to become future leaders that interface between medicine and science. This program is most appropriate for students who are committed to intensive research-oriented careers, combining biomedical research with the practice of clinical medicine. Students who secure an appropriate fellowship may also elect to pursue their PhD in one of the many programs available at Duke University and NUS.
“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.”
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:
Academic Medicine Education Institute (AM•EI) – aims to create a vibrant learning environment within the Academic Medical Center and assist faculty to be outstanding educators and education scholars.
Academic Medicine Research Institute (AMRI) – aims to enable research-oriented careers of Duke-NUS/ SingHealth faculty to achieve excellence in innovative translational, clinical, and health services research.
Watch this video: SingHealth Duke-NUS Scientific Congress 2012