Founded in 2010, Project DOVE (Duke-NUS Overseas Volunteering Expedition) is an annual student-led initiative that aims to provide medical help to underprivileged communities overseas and improve students' clinical skills by training as volunteer doctors. Through serving and building relationships with the local community, students learned the value of public health approaches in creating sustainable change. They also gained clinical experiences through observing various patient diseases.
At Duke-NUS, we combine real-world experiences into the curriculum, thus helping our students to develop leadership skills (Duke TODAY, Oct 21st 2013).
Kenneth Chin (Class of 2016), who is also the president of the Student Ambassador Programme demonstrates his leadership skills in Project DOVE. The goal of this project is two-fold:
- To provide medical help to underprivileged communities overseas
- To expose our students to lead and manage effectively in challenging settings thus developing and improving their leadership and clinical skills
Camp Simba is a camp organized for young children whose parents have cancer or have passed away from cancer. Every year, students from Duke-NUS Medical School and NUS Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine come together to co-organize a fun-packed 3-day camp in June, and more than a couple additional excursions to local attractions throughout the year.
For more information, visit the Camp Simba website
World Autism Awareness (Singapore)
World Autism Awareness (Singapore) 2015 is a collaborative effort between students from Benjamin Sheares College at Duke-NUS Medical School and four partnering centres: Autism Association Singapore, Autism Resource Centre, Rainbow Centre, St. Andrew's Autism Centre. This year, the line up of events extends beyond a week to include a seminar for caregivers and professionals, a medical sympoisum for healthcare professionals and a public showcase, on top of the Light It Up Blue event that has been going on yearly.
For more information, visit the WAA Facebook page.
Other Community Service Initiatives