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Swati

Contributed by Swati Jain, Class of 2014

Swati is all smiles!

Eric Cher

Interestingly, about one third of our student population hold a Bachelor's degree in Engineering. One of our success stories, Dr Lim Kheng Choon, was a Mechanical Engineer in the Republic of Singapore Air Force  before he joined us as a medical student at Duke-NUS. To futher spur on these group of "engineers turned medical students", an interest group MedTech has also been set up at Duke-NUS. In this blog post, we talk to Eric Cher, a current 2nd year student about his journey from engineering to medicine thus far.


Eric's Journey so far.

Jia Hui

Contributed by Jia Hui Chua, Class of 2013


Outside the KKH Operating Theatres

The first year was definitely the toughest, but being part of the Seah Cheng Siang College helped make my medical education much more enjoyable and not having to walk the journey alone. College meetings happen once a week and we usually meet up over lunch with our 3 College masters, who take time off their busy schedules as physicians to become friendly mentors to us. They listen to our difficulties and concerns and also serve as a bridge to the school administrators. I have to admit that this is really a refreshing experience, as I have never had anything similar to this during my undergraduate days! It brings a sense of belonging and also a therapeutic relief just knowing that the school values your entire educational experience.

Night Safari _Sash and classmates


At Duke-NUS, we would like to stress again that its not all about books and studying.
Photo by: Sash Aponso

Ward Rounds


Our 2nd Year students Vincent, Misa and Khanh taking some time out for a candid shot during their ward rounds
Photo by Kenneth Goh
Read more about the 2nd Year Curriculum here.

Education Symposium 2012


What we don't get to see often: Faculty hard at work.
Photos from the recent Education Symposium 2012.
Read More about the Education Symposium here.

P = MD

Contributed by Lek Sze Min, Class of 2015


1. Remember to sleep
2. Remember to have a life outside of school
3. Remember that P=MD

Project Karen Duke-NUS


Stopping by for a picturesque shot at the Great Ocean Road in Victoria, Australia


Project KAREn

I am always been a firm believer that great things will happen for those who take risks. It has been nearly 3 years since I enrolled at Duke-NUS Graduate Medical School as a medical student. Like most of my international classmates, we took the risk to embark to this new school, live in a new country, meet new people, move away from family/friends/love ones, integrating into a new society/culture and learning how to appreciate a good chicken rice!

Zhang Xiaodong

About Asst. Prof Zhang’s work at Duke-NUS:
Our work is to understand the basic science underlying psychiatric disorders, such as depression, schizophrenia and ADHD.  We use transgenic animal mouse models that recapitulate certain psychiatric symptoms, and study mouse behaviors using various drugs.  We also work with clinicians and study genetic mutations in psychiatric patients.  Our goal is to develop novel treatment and diagnostic tools for the treatment of psychiatric disorders.

Duke-NUS Sim Man

Contributed by Dr Mara McAdams

Name: Duke-NUS Sim Man (aliases: Mr Sim, Mrs Sim)

My Job: I live in the Clinical Performance Center and am ready 24/7 to help train the medical students in physical exam skills, clinical reasoning and procedural skills.

Strengths: I can withstand a million cardiac resuscitations; I am not embarrassed by intimate physical examination; I am willing to be a novice’s guinea pig for procedures.

Weaknesses: I cry tears; I moan when handled roughly; I sweat when students don’t know how to treat me; most nights I am lonely.

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