Established in 1905 to educate and train medical professionals for Singapore, the NUS Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine is a leading medical educational and research institution in Asia.
This School is the heart of Singapore Medicine and the training well-spring of the majority of doctors in Singapore.
We were established in 1905 by a people’s movement which raised funds to start the first medical school in Singapore. Since then we have served the people by helping to improve the lives of Singaporeans. Our public service mission is reflected in our teaching and service to the community.
We aim to give our students the best medical education experience, and to produce the best doctors and nurses to serve our community. We are proud of our role in nurturing the doctors and nurses of tomorrow, who will be the future leaders in healthcare, academic medicine and public service in Singapore.
Dr Yeoh Khay Guan
Dean, Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine
The NUS Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine has 18 departments and 2 centres, covering a full spectrum of medical specialties. Clinical faculty also staff the National University Hospital, which is the primary training institution for the School’s students.
The Straits Settlements and Federated Malay States Government Medical School is born at Sepoy Lines, offering a full-time five-year course to train doctors in medicine, surgery and midwifery.
Another change in name takes place; the Medical School is renamed King Edward VII College of Medicine to reflect more accurately its status as an institution that provides tertiary-level education.
The University of Malaya is formed through the amalgamation of the King Edward VII College of Medicine and Raffles College. The College of Medicine assumes the identity of a university faculty – the Faculty of Medicine.