Duke-NUS Medical School has been recognised as one of the top 200 employers in Singapore by The Straits Times’ annual ranking. Called Singapore’s Best Employers, the ranking was compiled by research firm Statista on behalf of the newspaper. The ranking, which was released on 13 April, is based on more than 200,000 recommendations made by more than 9,000 participants on employers of choice, and takes into consideration their ratings on a wide range of topics such as career development, company image, working conditions and remuneration.
“We strive to bring a diversity of backgrounds and perspectives into Singapore’s biomedical ecosystem. We are very pleased to be included in Singapore’s Best Employers 2021 ranking as we have been focused on nurturing and retaining our talented staff by instilling a culture of inquisitiveness, harnessing diversity and collaboration to achieve greater goals. With the dedication and commitment of our people, Duke-NUS will strive to remain an employer of choice in Singapore as we continue our journey of transforming medicine and improving lives,” said Professor Thomas Coffman, Dean of Duke-NUS, in an accompanying article in The Straits Times.
The ranking was a fitting end to Duke-NUS’ 15th anniversary year. The School’s celebration of 15 years of impact officially drew to a close on Founder’s Day. Held every year on 14 April, Founder’s Day marks the day Duke University and the National University of Singapore signed the deal to create a world-leading, research-intensive graduate-entry medical school.
“We continually focus on our employees’ well-being, value their honest feedback, and support their professional growth and career development. Our faculty, clinicians, staff and students collectively make greater things happen at Duke-NUS every day,” said Ms Karen Chang, Senior Vice-Dean and Group Director of the Office of Corporate Services, in the same Straits Times article.