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Graduating Classes of 2019!

Duke-NUS Medical School is delighted to celebrate our School’s Graduation and Hooding Ceremony on 1st June 2019 at the Academia, Outram Campus. Graduating this year are our 9th batch of MD and 5th batch of MD/PhD and PhD students.

The Event

1st June 2019 (Saturday)
Academia Auditorium, Level 1
Gentlemen: coat or jacket and tie
Ladies: Dress or jacket suit

Event Highlights


Our graduates will walk in the ceremonial procession with distinguished dignitaries, senior academic staff and faculty.

The Guest-of-Honour is Mr Lawrence Wong, Minister for National Development and Second Minister for Finance. Mr Wong was elected a Member of Parliament in May 2011 and subsequently held positions in the Ministry of Defence, the Ministry of Education, the Ministry of Communications and Information, and the Ministry of Culture, Community and Youth. He is a member of the Future Economy Council, the Research, Innovation and Enterprise Council and the National Research Foundation Board. Mr Wong also contributes to the labour movement as Chairman of the Singapore Labour Foundation.

The ceremony’s Keynote Speaker is Mr Ho Kwon Ping, founding and current Chairman of the Board of Trustees of Singapore Management University. He has been decorated with the Meritorious Service Medal and the Distinguished Service Order by the Singapore Government for his services to the country. Mr Ho has also been conferred honorary doctorates by Johnson & Wales University and from Hong Kong Poly University.

Among distinguished guests attending this ceremony are leadership representatives from the Duke University and the National University of Singapore.

The Class of 2019 will be presented with graduation hoods, certificate holders and scrolls of the Hippocratic Oath. Prof Ian Curran, Vice Dean of Education, Duke-NUS Medical School, will lead the class in the recital of the Hippocratic Oath.

The evening will end with a standing buffet dinner reception at the foyer of the Academia.


Start of Ceremony and Processional March
Arrival of Guest of Honour
Welcome Address
Hippocratic Oath and Hooding Ceremony
Closing Speeches
Recessional March and Group Photos
Dinner Reception

Invited Guests


Family and friends of the graduating classes are invited to attend the Hooding Ceremony and the dinner reception. A formal dress code is recommended for the occasion.

As the Auditorium has a limited capacity, invitation priority is given to the family and friends of the graduating Classes, academic dignitaries, industry partners, donors, the Duke-NUS Governing Board and senior management. Pre-registration is required (please refer to the Registration section)

Registration starts at 4.15pm. All guests are to be seated by 4.30pm.

Late admissions would be ushered to alternate viewing rooms simulcasting the ceremony. Guests with young children (below the age of 6 years old) are encouraged to watch the ceremony from the alternate viewing rooms.


A professional team of official photographers is appointed to cover the event. Please refrain from approaching the stage to take personal photographs.

There will be a photo booth at the foyer after the ceremony.

Please note that there will be photography and videography throughout the event. Duke-NUS may use some or all of the photos and videos in its print publications, digital platforms and/or marketing channels.



20 College Road,
Singapore 169856
(located in the SGH Campus)

Nearest MRT Station
Outram Park MRT

Nearest Carpark


Each graduating student may invite up to 4 guests. Please request with Student Affairs for additional guests, subject to seat availability and on a first-come-first-served basis.

Contact Us

For any enquiries, please email us at

For urgent graduation matters, please seek assistance from the Student Affairs office (Mondays to Fridays, 8.30am - 5.30pm).