As the world increasingly grapples with new healthcare issues, it becomes paramount that medical leaders understand and adapt to the changes. Duke-NUS understands that pressing need and aims to develop medical practitioners who not only can treat, but drive the field of medicine in the years to come.
Plans for a leading graduate medical school were hatched in 2001 in an attempt to produce highly-trained medical leaders who could support the Biomedical Sciences initiative, a drive to position Singapore as the biomedical hub of Asia.
The result of these plans was the Duke-NUS Graduate Medical School Singapore, a US-styled academic course that marries the best of both the American and Singapore system.
Five years after it first opened its doors to students in 2007, the school has made significant leaps in progress towards its goal, so much so that in 2010, the Singapore government decided to extend the collaboration between the two schools for another five years.
With so much to look forward to, the future looks bright and rosy for its current and future students. One of its students is Eric Cher, who shares with us why he decided to make Duke-NUS his choice.