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Duke-NUS MD clerkship

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In their first clinical year, our students learn the fundamentals of patient care such as establishing rapport, respect and trust, and develop their clinical skills in history taking, physical exam and management of patients. During this broad-based exposure to the core specialties, students will experience the fundamentals of Pediatrics, Obstetrics and Gynecology, Neurology, Psychiatry, Surgery, and Medicine. Our hospital affiliates have a long and distinguished history of clinical teaching.

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.