Outstanding education is our passion. Offering an innovative and rigorous medical education program with a particular focus on research, our curriculum is tailored to build leaders and scholars in medical research, education and patient care.
At Duke-NUS, we follow the American model of post-baccalaureate medical education. Students begin their medical studies after earning a bachelor’s degree. Based on the educational model of the world-renowned Duke University School of Medicine, the Duke-NUS curriculum enables students to care for patients starting in the second year and provides time for students to devote an entire year to independent scholarship and research.
With the Year 2 curriculum revision, the following model will be effective from academic year 2013-14.
Medical school is only the beginning of a medical student’s journey. We believe that physicians need to grow as medicine progresses and be fully able to grapple with new ethical issues. We seek to develop medical leaders who are able to evaluate increasingly complex treatments and drive the science that will continue to improve medical care in years to come.
Because it is impossible to teach students everything they'll ever need to know, our curriculum isn't designed as an endpoint. Instead, it is a springboard into a lifetime of learning. We teach students the fundamentals of medicine and patient care, but we also teach them how to teach themselves. And it is this education that will shape Duke-NUS graduates into leaders and creative thinkers who will push medicine into new territories
Our vision is to nurture the growth of excellent clinician-scientists by guiding them along their journey of lifelong learning and service to society; a journey which should be fun, balanced, and sustainable.
We dedicate ourselves to joining them in this journey, inspiring them to be engaged, motivating them to expand their curiosity, and helping them to maintain their compassion and idealism.
For more information on the AAMC Duke-NUS Team-Based Learning Case study, please click here.