For students wishing to further their academic training, Duke-NUS offers a combined MD/PhD program. MD/PhD training is most appropriate for students who are committed to intensive research-oriented careers, combining biomedical research with the practice of clinical medicine.
Please note that students already holding an MD or MBBS degree are not eligible to apply to the Duke-NUS MD/PhD program, however, students with these degrees are welcome to apply to the Duke-NUS PhD program. Click here for more on that program.
All applicants for the MD/PhD program are required to sit for the MCAT. This program does not accept GRE scores. For more information on the MCAT, please click here
The Duke-NUS PhD component is offered in Integrated Biology and Medicine, a multi-disciplinary PhD program that allows students to obtain a concentration in one of the five Duke-NUS Signature Research Program areas:
Admission to the MD/PhD program will be granted to strong applicants who can demonstrate their potential to pursue a research career and interest in advancing medical knowledge.
Students interested in pursuing an MD/PhD at Duke-NUS can apply two ways:
All MD/PhD candidates will complete the first two years of the MD program.In lieu of their third year, candidates will begin the PhD program. The PhD typically takes four years to complete, but timing will depend on the student’s area of research. After completing their PhD, students will return to the MD program to complete their final year. It is estimated that it will take 7 years to complete an MD/PhD at Duke-NUS.
Students admitted to the program will be provided with a stipend and scholarship to cover the full cost of tuition and fees for the PhD component as well as a scholarship to cover the remaining tuition required to complete their MD training.
To learn how to apply, please click here.