Admissions Blog

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.

Duke-NUS Stone wall

The Duke-NUS Wall is constructed with the original Duke Stone, all the way from Durham, North Carolina, and is situated at the entrance of our campus.
Photo by: Kenneth Goh

A Collaboration Cast in Stone
Reproduced from The Official Opening Brochure . Written by Wee Lai Meng, Duke-NUS Senior Communications Manager.

For a young school, Duke-NUS Graduate Medical is stepped in rich history. A distinctive stone wall marks the entrance to the Duke-NUS campus along College Road. The uniquely colored stone, a gift from Duke University, was quarried from the hills of Hillsborough in North Carolina and made its journey out of the USA to Singapore. Called “bluestone” by quarrymen, the stone has seven primary colors and seventeen different shades of color. Of volcanic origin, it is believed to be at least 400 million years old.