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Pre-Medical Module

The Duke-NUS Pre-Medical Module provides a select group of students a unique opportunity to better prepare themselves for entry to graduate medical programmes such as the Doctor of Medicine programme at Duke-NUS. The module, titled GMS1000: The Duke-NUS Pre-Med Course is taught by Duke-NUS postdoctoral fellows.


GMS1000: The Duke-NUS Pre-Med Course

All students who apply to read the GMS1000 module will undergo a pre-selection process. This module will provide an opportunity for students to develop knowledge, skills and attitudes to help them excel in their clinician scientist training. In addition, this also gives them an opportunity to interact with faculty members, postdoctoral fellows, medical students and research staff at Duke-NUS.

For NUS students, the GMS1000 module carries 4 modular credits, and is classified under Unrestricted Elective Module.

The GMS1000 module has a total of 14-16 sessions (depending on the number of field trips available at the time of the module). Each session lasts 2 hours and will be conducted at Duke-NUS (Outram Campus). Students will have to factor in the duration of travel when they plan their schedule to read this module.

The module runs twice a year: 

1.    NUS Semester 2

  • This module is eligible for undergraduate students from NUS.
  • The module runs on Mondays, with 2 classes back-to-back; one at 1.30pm – 3.30pm, and the other at 4.00pm – 6.00pm.
  • The module lasts 14 weeks (including NUS Recess Week).

2.    NUS Special Term

  • This module is eligible for students from any university in and outside of Singapore.
  • Students from other universities will enrol into this module as non-graduating and non-exchange students. For fees and more information on the Special Term, please click here.
  • The module runs on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays, at 10.00am – 12.00pm (occasionally in the afternoons for field trips), for 5 weeks.


Learn more about the GMS1000 module syllabus.


Course Directors



Wong Peiyan

Dr. Wong Peiyan
Senior Research Fellow
Department of Pharmacology
Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine, NUS




Dr. Suhail Ahmed Kabeer Rasheed
Assistant Professor
Programme in Cancer and Stem Cell Biology
Duke-NUS Medical School




Lee Cheng Jie Irene

Dr. Lee Cheng Jie Irene
Senior Associate
MD Programme Department
Duke-NUS Medical School


Sarada Harichand Bulchand

Dr. Sarada Harichand Bulchand
Senior Research Fellow
Office of Education
Duke-NUS Medical School



For information about the Course Instructors, please click here.



To be admitted to GMS1000, you are required to be:
· A current undergraduate student
· In good academic standing with no disciplinary or administrative procedures pending


When to Apply
To read the module in Semester 2, you may submit your application between October and November. Selected students will be informed via email by early December.

To read the module in Special Term, you may submit your application between December and January. Selected students will be informed via email by February.


How to Apply
The following items MUST be included in the application package that you submit online for admission to the GMS1000 module:
· A completed online application form
· Supporting documents (stated on the application form)


Application Form for Academic Year 2018-2019 Semester 2 (CLOSED)

Application Form for 2019 Special Term 


Frequently Asked Questions

To see a list of FAQs, please click here.



For enquiries on the Pre-Medical Module, please email