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Duke-NUS Director's message on the unique characteristics of the MD-PhD Programme

A Message from our Director, Associate Professor Ong Sin Tiong


Welcome to the Duke-NUS MD-PhD Programme website.

The Duke-NUS MD-PhD Programme is conducted under the auspices of the Duke-NUS Medical School and Duke-NUS Integrated Biology and Medicine PhD Programme, and trains highly-selected students to become physician-scientists.

The Programme distinguishes itself from others in Singapore and abroad by emphasising training in translational bioscience and health services, and preparing our graduates to take their research findings from "bench to bedside” and back. Such training equips our graduates with an intimate understanding of unmet medical needs with the ability to use the scientific approach to address those needs, and typically takes seven to eight years to complete.

Our graduates are well-positioned to pursue careers across a broad range of disciplines in academic medicine, research, and industry. Please take a moment to explore our website to learn more about our MD-PhD Programme.