Tuition fees listed above have been subsidized by the Government of Singapore to help defray the full cost of medical education. As such, all Duke-NUS MD and MD-PhD graduates are required to fulfill a service commitment (bond), where they shall serve in the public healthcare sector for a specified number of years after graduation.
According to Singapore Ministry of Health (MOH) guidelines, the service commitment period is as follows:
• 4 years for Singapore citizens
• 5 years for international graduates and Singapore Permanent Residents
The service commitment period excludes the first year of postgraduate (residency) training, commencing only after satisfactory completion of the first postgraduate training year. More information can be found on the Ministry of Health website.