Clerkship education represents a fundamental shift for medical students in their objectives for learning: In addition to learning the content necessary to become a physician, students begin learning how to become responsible for their patients’ care. Clerkship students are embedded in healthcare teams and have increased patient care responsibilities throughout the year.

Clerkship courses:

Orientation to Clinical Year

• Fundamental preparation for immersion into the clinical environment
• Introduces documentation, safety, record-keeping, basic cardiac life support

Core Clerkship Rotations 

Core clerkship rotations are designed to develop students’ clinical problem‐solving skills and their ability to appropriately use resources to diagnose and treat patients. In their second year at Duke-NUS, students undergo 6 eight-week blocks of clerkship rotations:

Medicine (8 weeks) 
Surgery (8 weeks)
Paediatrics (8 weeks)
Obstetrics and Gynaecology (6 weeks), Anaesthesia (2 weeks)
Neurology (4 weeks), Oncology (2 weeks), Radiology (1 week), Break (1 week)
Psychiatry (4 weeks), Cardiology (2 weeks), Geriatrics and Nutrition (1 week),
   Break (1 week)

Click HERE for the complete list of course descriptions in the Clerkship rotations.

Longitudinal Integrated Clerkship (LIC)

• A newly launched program which complements the Duke-NUS Core Clinical Clerkships
• Offers core clerkships in an integrated manner throughout the year

Click HERE for a course description of the Longitudinal Integrated Clerkship program.

Practice Course 2

• Extension of the skills needed for the practice of medicine
Cultural competence, professionalism, the Singapore healthcare system, ethical and legal analysis, advanced communication skills, and end-of-life issues

Click HERE for the course description of Practice Course 2.


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