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Duke Kunshan-Duke-NUS Medicine Pathway

Training the next generation of clinician-scientists

Duke-NUS Medical School offers an excellent opportunity to individuals to pursue an internationally recognised research and academic programmes in Singapore.

The Duke Kunshan–Duke-NUS Medicine Pathway allows Singaporeans and non-Singaporean students to pursue their undergraduate studies in Data Science and/or Global Health Biology at Duke Kunshan before going to Singapore to embark on their medical training.

At Duke Kunshan University (DKU), students from around the world can undertake a range of high quality, innovative academic programmes that will nurture them to become creative and critical thinkers through research-inflected liberal arts experiences and interdisciplinary collaborations. Throughout their studies, students will also be well-trained to be flexible in managing complex problems and global issues in healthcare.

Upon graduating from DKU, students will be awarded two degrees; one from DKU and one from Duke University, both with a major in Data Science and/or Global Health Biology before beginning their Doctor of Medicine (MD) journey at Duke-NUS.

Programme Highlights

Open only to students admitted to DKU’s Data Science and/or Global Health Biology tracks, this conditional admissions pathway builds on DKU’s existing resources as a hub for high-tech research while preparing students for professional, intellectual and societal leadership roles in the most dynamic cities around the globe.

While at DKU, students can expect to stay engaged with Duke-NUS through regular meetings with Duke-NUS’ faculty and invitations to activities designed to provide insights into the medical school experience and a career in medicine. A general overview of the mentorship and enrichment activities is shown below.

Coursework Requirements

Students will be required to complete the programme requirements of the Data Science Major and/or the Global Health Biology Major tracks, offered by DKU. Students will not be allowed to switch to another major once they have made a commitment to either of the mentioned majors and have been conditionally accepted into the Duke-NUS MD programme. Students will be required to complete their signature work research in a field that is related to epidemiology, healthcare, medicine or biotechnology.

Mentorship and Enrichment Activities

  • Advising Sessions with Duke-NUS Medical School Faculty  
  • Duke-NUS Medical Specialties Workshops 
  • Duke-NUS Alumni Clinical Observership
  • Community Projects