A joint collaboration between two educational powerhouses, Duke University in the United States and the National University of Singapore, Duke-NUS is committed to developing future leaders in medicine. Our 4-year graduate medical program is based on an innovative and highly rigorous curriculum, with the distinctive aim of developing researchers and practitioners who are exceptionally skilled in medical research and patient care.

Because it is impossible to teach medical students everything they'll ever need to know throughout their medical careers, our curriculum is a springboard, not an endpoint. We teach our students the fundamentals of medicine, research, and patient care, and how to become lifelong learners. It's this education that will make Duke-NUS graduates leaders, creative thinkers who will improve the practice of medicine.

As you prepare for your career in medicine, it's important to remember that it is no longer enough to keep on top of the latest medical advances. Those at the forefront of medicine are pioneers who can translate their passion for discovery into real solutions for the real world.

One of the primary goals of Duke-NUS is to help you make the most of your medical school education, and to develop the leaders who will play a fundamental role in translating medical research into future breakthroughs in patient care. If you can see yourself as one of those leaders, we welcome you to our school.

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"Foundation course was a great start to school and it gave me a firm knowledge of what being a student in Duke-NUS entails - teamwork, active-learning, confidence to list a few. "

- Robyn Hay
MD, Class of 2015

As MD/PhDs, our most important task is to bridge the communication gap between the labs and clinics.

We combine clinical insight with laboratory science, in order to expand the boundaries of human knowledge and bring new weapons to the fight against disease.

- Kenneth Goh
MD/PhD Candidate

The diverse research topics in Duke-NUS really help me to use my knowledge from biomedical sciences and make smooth transitions to learn other useful skills along the way to do health services research. Also, I think the quality of PhD program is high and the culture of the school is open and encouraging.

- Dong Di
PhD Candidate

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