For students wishing to further their academic training, Duke-NUS offers a combined MD/PhD track. This can be done at the time of initial application or at select points after matriculation into the MD program, including at the time of entry into the 2nd year. Each year, an estimated 20% of the MD class may be offered a place in the MD/PhD track. Applicants holding an MD or MBBS degree are not eligible for the MD/PhD track, but if interested, may apply to the Duke-NUS PhD program in Integrated Biology and Medicine.
All applicants for the MD/PhD program are required to sit for the MCAT. This program does not accept GRE scores. Assuming successful fulfillment of requirements, students in the MD program will be awarded a joint Doctor of Medicine (MD) degree from Duke University and the National University of Singapore. For those having completed the MD/PhD option, the PhD degree will be awarded by the National University of Singapore.
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: