Duke-NUS Medical School, Singapore

The Duke-NUS Medical School (Duke-NUS) – formerly known as “Duke-NUS Graduate Medical School” – is a collaboration between Duke University, in Durham, North Carolina, United States, and the National University of Singapore, in Singapore. The school was first set-up in 2005. Duke-NUS follows the American model of post-baccalaureate medical education, in which students begin their medical studies after earning a bachelor’s degree.

Singhealth and Duke-NUS have also come together to form the Academic Medicine Centre. The SingHealth Duke-NUS Academic Medicine Centrebrings together Clinicians, Educators and Researchers, in order to bring about an improvement in patients’ care.

Located in the south-eastern United States, Duke University is one of the world’s top institutions of higher education. Younger than most other prestigious U.S. research universities, Duke University consistently ranks among the very best. Its graduate and professional schools – in business, divinity, engineering, the environment, law, medicine, and nursing – are among the leaders in their fields.

A distinguished faculty of about 3,400 teachers and researchers come together at Duke with more than 6,400 undergraduates and 8,400 graduate and professional students from over 130 countries. The university is well-known for cross-disciplinary education and research, with faculty and students from across the campus collaborating in such groundbreaking initiatives as the Fitzpatrick Centre for Interdisciplinary Engineering, Medicine and Applied Sciences and the Global Health Institute.

The Duke University School of Medicine is recognised as one of the best medical schools in the United States and the world. The School of Medicine is located on the Duke University Medical Centre campus, located adjacent to the main campus of Duke University in Durham, North Carolina. The Medical Centre is also the hub of Duke University Health System, an integrated network of hospitals, physician practises, and home care and hospice services located across the state and beyond.

A leading global university centred in Asia, the National University of Singapore (NUS) is Singapore’s flagship university, which offers a global approach to education and research with a focus on Asian perspectives and expertise.

Its 17 schools across three campus locations in Singapore – Kent Ridge, Bukit Timah and Outram – provide a broad-based curriculum underscored by multi-disciplinary courses and cross-faculty enrichment.There are about 38,000 students from 100 countries who further enrich the community with their diverse social and cultural perspectives.

NUS has three Research Centres of Excellence (RCE) and 27 university-level research institutes and centres. It is also a partner for Singapore’s fifth RCE. The University shares a close affiliation with 16 national-level research institutes and centres. NUS is actively involved in international academic and research networks such as the Association of Pacific Rim Universities (APRU) and International Alliance of Research Universities (IARU).

Duke-NUS Medical School, Singapore’s first US-style graduate-entry medical school, offers innovative Doctor of Medicine (MD), PhD, and MD/PhD programmes with a focus on medical research. The Duke-NUS MD degree is jointly awarded by Duke University and the National University of Singapore, while the PhD degree is awarded by the National University of Singapore.

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