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Student Wellness

Personal and Professional Wellness


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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Student Affairs

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

Dr Mara McAdams, Associate Dean, Alumni Relations
+65 6516 7739

Jennifer Davis, Director, Student Personal and Professional Development 
+65 6601 3347

Dr Shan Koh Bundgaard, Director, Student Academic Development

Mary Ng, Student Affairs Officer
+65 6601 3255 

NUS University Counselling Services (UCS)

+65 6516 2376
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).

Duke-NUS Student Coverage


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

 External Support and Resources


ULifeline is an online support website where you can learn more about anxiety and depression, how to manage them, and if your current experience would benefit from treatment. You can take the anonymous self-evaluator questionnaire. Additionally, the website includes a number of strategies and tips for student wellness. ULifeline is an online support website partnering with Duke-NUS and other universities to support students.

Singapore Police


Call the police for immediate help when you notice a crime, or if you or someone you know has been seriously injured or is in danger.

Singapore Civil Service Defense Force (SCDF) Ambulance

995 (24 hours)

Call the ambulance in event of serious physical or psychological injury.

Oogachaga Counseling and Support Hotline

+65 6226 2002 (Hotline)

57B Pagoda Street
Singapore 059216


Provides counseling support for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and questioning (LGBTQ) individuals.

Community Health Assessment Team (CHAT)

+65 6493 6500
+65 6493 6501
SCAPE, 2 Orchard Link
#05-05 Singapore 237978


Provides free and confidential stress and mental health assessment and referral. (Tues-Sun: 12-9pm)



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?

Check out this video about 3 Good Things. 

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 DNUS charities or in your community, engage in an act of kindness, or simply smile at someone.  

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Tiong Bahru Community Deals

Tiong Bahru Bakery and Whisk are generously offering 10% off to Duke-NUS students when you present your best smile and your Duke-NUS ID!  This discount is available for regular priced items and cannot be used with any other promotions.