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Duke-NUS Pre-Med Course - course directors, application details, FAQs.

The Duke-NUS Pre-Medical Course 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 course, 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 course will undergo a pre-selection process. This course 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 course carries 4 units, and is classified under Unrestricted Elective Course.

The GMS1000 course has a total of 14-16 sessions (depending on the number of field trips available at the time of the course). 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 course.

The course runs once a year in NUS during Semester 2 of an academic year.

  • This course is eligible for undergraduate students from NUS ONLY.
  • For Jan 2023 classes, the course will run on Tuesdays from 3.00pm - 5.00pm
  • The course lasts 14 weeks (including NUS Recess Week) and also includes field trips which depends on the calendar availability.
  • The online application opens from mid Oct to early Nov
  • The course will commence from mid Jan to mid April, once a week
  Learn more about the GMS1000 course syllabus.  

Course Directors



Wong Peiyan

Dr. Wong Peiyan
Senior Research Fellow
Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine


Lee Cheng Jie Irene

Dr. Lee Cheng Jie Irene
Assistant Professor
Duke-NUS Medical School

Sarada Harichand

Dr. Sarada Harichand Bulchand
Lead Associate
Duke-NUS Medical School



View the list of course instructors.



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 course in Semester 2, you may submit your application in October. Selected students will be informed via email by early December.

How to Apply

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


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Frequently Asked Questions

Please refer to the list of FAQs. for more enquiries.



For enquiries on the Pre-Medical Course, please email