MD, PhD, MD/PhD Programmes at Duke-NUS Medical School

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 programmes prepare doctors who are not only skilled in patient care, but who are also well equipped to practice in the rapidly changing world of medicine – essentially, physician leaders who are problem solvers committed to improving the health of individuals and communities through 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.

Recognising the excellent preparation that the Yale-NUS College’s integrated liberal arts curriculum can provide towards a career dedicated to medical research and patient care, Duke-NUS is keen to admit top graduates from Yale-NUS to its programmes. These students would include those who have demonstrated an aptitude and interest in becoming clinician scientists and academic leaders in medicine.

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