Duke-NUS is Singapore’s first and only US-style graduate medical school; a partnership between Duke University School of Medicine and the National University of Singapore (NUS). Duke-NUS prepares doctors, scientists and clinician-scientists to practice and improve the practice of medicine through the MD, MD-PhD and PhD programs.
Duke-NUS is known for its signature TeamLEAD framework, which is an advanced form of problem-based learning. In addition to their unique curriculum, Duke-NUS also has a research component that spans one year for all MD students.
Duke-NUS seeks to produce more than just clinicians – it operates on the core tenet of training ‘Clinicians First, Clinicians Plus’. This approach aims to nurture outstanding clinicians who, at the same time, possess the skills needed to branch out in a number of directions from clinician scientist to educator, innovator or even entrepreneur.
Duke-NUS resides on the main campus of the largest healthcare group in the country, Singapore Health Services (SingHealth). This group collectively delivers multi-disciplinary care among 42 clinical specialties across a large network of hospitals, national specialty centres and polyclinics. Duke-NUS and SingHealth have embarked on an ambitious Academic Medicine partnership, which strives to embody the tripartite of patient care, education and research.