Admissions Blog

Contributed by Kizher, Class of 2012

The countdown is finally over; I am officially Dr. Kizher Shajahan Mohamed Buhary! It has certainly been a long and painful yet rewarding journey for all of us in the class of 2012.   

Year 1

Contributed by Zhou Yi, Class of 2015

During the periods of spring-summer, the 2012 Project Karen team set off as planned on 27th April and headed towards Chiang Mai, Thailand. Sixteen of us, including thirteen Duke-NUS medical students and three doctors, felt very excited about this mission trip and were ambitious in achieving our planned goals.

Project KAREn collage

More Pics can be found on the Duke-NUS Education flickr page here

Once again, another group of enthusiastic students continue the tradition of Project KAREn by embarking on their journey to Huay Khao Lip, a Karen Hill Tribe village near Chiang Mai in northern Thailiand. Conceived by a group of devoted Duke-NUS seniors in 2010, the objectives of Project Karen are to give much needed help to this village and improve students' clinical skills by training as volunteer doctors.

World Autism Awareness Day

Contributed by Debra Quek and Anu Pandey, Class of 2015.

Ion Orchard in Singapore, all lit up in blue

In 2007, the United Nations General Assembly declared 2 April World Autism Awareness Day (WAAD). Events to commemorate this day are organized all around the world.

Last year, students of Benjamin Sheares College spearheaded the first celebration of WAAD in Singapore, bringing together various autism centres in Singapore to organize a one-day seminar for caregivers. The event was well received and even drew participants from outside Singapore! This year, we had the privilege of collaborating with 5 autism centres in Singapore, namely, Autism Association (Singapore), Autism Resource Centre (Singapore), Rainbow Centre, Shoulders Singapore and St. Andrew’s Autism Centre to organize this year’s activities for WAAD 2012.

Gurangad Singh Chandok

Contributed by Gurangad Singh Chandok, Class of 2015.

Having a Barbeque lunch with the team.

My time at Duke-NUS so far has been extremely rewarding and satisfying. I came to Duke-NUS unsure of how diverse our class would be. I was concerned about adjusting to Singapore and coping with the stress of an intense medical program. However, I was pleasantly surprised right from orientation. Our class is an excellent mix of people from different spheres of education and culture. It has been an absolute pleasure to be a part of Duke-NUS thus far.

Outing with my classmates after an exam.

Outing with my seniors at Clarke Quay.

Chunzhen: Surgery

Pictures contributed by Shang Lei and Chunzhen Tan, Class of 2014

At Work

And At Play

Food For Thought

Contributed by Andrew Chou, Class of 2015
I usually get a laugh whenever I tell people food is one of my hobbies. Cooking, eating, or even taking pictures of food is fun for me. Sure, eating is fun and an important part of life, but there’s so much more to food than just that. Food is a way we share our upbringings and an expression of self, a means with which we can connect with others on a critically fundamental level. I love food because it brings together people in a way that transcends cultural and language barriers. There’s little that brings me more joy than enjoying a good meal with good friends at the end of a long day.

Nutella walnut waffle with French vanilla ice cream from Group Therapy on Duxton Street.

Wicked- Duke-NUS

Picture contributed by Maria Noviani

First year students enjoying their night out at Wicked, the Muiscal.