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Student Wellness

Personal and Professional Wellness

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Student Affairs is committed to supporting your professional success, and your health and happiness during your years at Duke-NUS.

It is well recognized that to be a healthy and well-balanced medical student and professional you must invest in both your professional development and your personal wellness. At the same time, there is no denying that medical school is a demanding time of life and school consumes the majority of student time and energy. For these reasons, we encourage you to find ways to continue to engage in activities that are important to your health, happiness and overall success. Check out the student wellness services and events available to support both your professional and personal wellness.

Stress Management and Counselling Services

Everyone can use support now and then. If you experience times when the types and amounts of stress exceed your ability to cope effectively, reach out to Student Affairs to direct you to support services. We can help you find the appropriate services to help you cope with stress, anxiety, depression or other personal life issues interfering with your personal wellness and professional performance.

 

Duke-NUS/NUS Support Resources

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Duke-NUS Medical School
8 College Road, Level 4
Singapore 169857

 

If you need advice, a listening ear and/ or to better understand what resources are available to you, contact the Student Affairs team:

Dr Suzanne Goh
Associate Dean, Student Affairs
suzanne.goh@duke-nus.edu.sg

Dr Ng Yee Sien
Assistant Dean, Student Professional Development and Support
ng.yee.sien@singhealth.com.sg

Jennifer Davis
Director, Student Personal and Professional Development
+65 6601 3347
jennifer.davis@duke-nus.edu.sg

Dr Shan Koh Bundgaard
Director, Student Academic Development
shankoh@duke-nus.edu.sg

Muhammad Yusuf
Student Support Manager
+65 6601 3145
yusuf.rahman@duke-nus.edu.sg

NUS University Counselling Services (UCS)

University Health Centre
20 Lower Kent Ridge Road, Level 2

UCS available to provide support for mental health concerns. You can make an appointment or walk-in to meet with an on-call counsellor or psychologist during office hours (Mon-Fri: 9am-5pm).

NUS Victim Care Unit (VCU)

VCU is here to lend a helping hand:

If you or someone you know has experienced sexual misconduct of any kind, you can reach out to the Victim Care Unit for support.

 

Duke-NUS Student Coverage

 

Duke-NUS students are covered under:
NUS Group Insurance Scheme
Medical Protection Society - Student Membership
Medical Malpractice/Professional Indemnity Insurance

 

Emergency Contact

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SCDF Emergency Medical Service (EMS)

995 (24-hrs)

National Care Hotline

1800 202 6868 (24-hrs)

Institute of Mental Health (IMH)

Samaritans of Singapore (SOS)


3 GOOD THINGS

Focusing on a few things that you are grateful for, or that have gone well in your day, can boost your mood, improve you relationships, and reduces burnout? According to research by Bryan Sexton, PhD (Director of Patient Safety Center, Duke University Health System), it is that simple! Give it a try now.

What are three things that went well for you today?
What was your role in making it happen?
How did this good thing make you feel?



GIVING BACK IS GOOD MEDICINE

Did you know that when you do something for others, like an act of kindness, that it actually improves your well-being?  A study by Martin Seligman, the Father of Positive Psychology, found that a person's mood was boosted for an 8 week period after an act of kindness for another. Enjoy this added bonus the next time you volunteer for one of the Duke-NUS charities or in your community, engage in an act of kindness, or simply smile at someone.  

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