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Duke – NUS Medical School

MD & MD-PhD Programmes Admissions Requirements

Your MCAT or GAMSAT results are a critical component of the Duke-NUS Medical School’s admissions process. Duke-NUS accepts both MCAT & GAMSAT and there is absolutely no added advantage in taking one test over the other. One thing’s for sure, you should definitely start planning to sit for either of these tests at least a year before you intend to apply to medical school. This gives you enough time to prepare for the other components of your application.

To help you decide on which test to take, here are the two major differences that you should take note of before you kick-start your test preparation.

MCAT scores are valid for 4 years while GAMSAT scores are valid for 2 years
The MCAT is held more frequently throughout the year compared to the GAMSAT

MCAT (few test dates a month): January, March, April, May, June, July, August, September
GAMSAT (only twice a year): March & September

About Duke – NUS Medical School

DukeNUS 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).DukeNUS 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. DukeNUS and SingHealth have embarked on an ambitious Academic Medicine partnership, which strives to embody the tripartite of patient care, education and research.

DukeNUS prepares doctors, scientists and clinician-scientists to practice and improve the practice of medicine through the MD Programme, PhD Programmes and MD-PhD track.

Prepare for the MCAT/GAMSAT with Prep Zone Academy™

Apart from our test preparation courses, we also have medical school admissions consulting services ranging from profile evaluation and schools shortlisting to essay editing and interview coaching all the way to evaluating admissions offers. Guaranteed, we will be with you throughout your medical school admissions process, right from your admissions test!


All of our courses (Group, Individual & Hybrid) will cover the 4 sections of the MCAT:

  1. Chemical and Physical Foundations of Biological Systems
  2. Biological and Biochemical Foundations of Living Systems
  3. Psychological, Social and Biological Foundations of Behaviours
  4. Critical Analysis and Reasoning Skills


Our GAMSAT Individual Preparatory Classes will cover:

  1. Reasoning in Humanities and Social Sciences
  2. Written Communication
  3. Reasoning in Biological and Physical Sciences

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