Why NUS Medicine

Medical Education at its Best

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The MBBS. We have educated and trained more than 9000 doctors since 1905. Chances are, the clinicians who took care of your grandparents and parents, the GP you go to for your flu and other ailments and the specialists you see in our hospitals graduated here. Many of our students have also gone on to influence the practice and direction of medicine in Singapore, as frontline healthcare providers and leaders. That is why the NUS medical degree is more than just the sum of its letters. It’s a pedigree.

What makes us one of Asia’s leading medical schools
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Training to meet tomorrow’s needs

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At NUS Medicine, we train you to the highest clinical standards. Our experienced faculty comprises internationally respected clinicians and scientists, many of whom are themselves alumni. They apply their knowledge and expertise to a curriculum that is tuned to current advances in the field, and which is designed to prepare you to meet tomorrow’s medical challenges competently, compassionately, creatively and always in response to community needs.

Vibrant student life and strong student support network

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Rag & Flag 2016
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White Coat Ceremony 2016

NUS Medicine students thrive and excel in and outside the classroom. Opportunities abound for you to take part in diverse extracurricular activities ranging from sports, community service and research to music and dance. Every incoming cohort is grouped into 10 Houses, each with its own identity. Together, the students from the Houses take part in fun and meaningful activities throughout their undergraduate years. Senior and junior students get to interact and build the bonds and friendships that are so important later at work in Singapore’s hospitals and clinics.

Innovative approaches to training our medical students

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Clinical skills training at the Centre for Healthcare Simulation
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Collaborative Learning Cases (CLCs)

E-Learning is heavily utilised to help you along on your self-directed learning journey. Didactic and non-core materials are mapped out online for you to explore, learn and practise according to your personal learning style.

Collaborative Learning Cases (CLCs) is an innovative educational strategy to enhance constructive, collaborative and contextual learning for students. This new approach offers our tutors and students a valuable education experience as they engage actively in discussions. Real world examples are provided through various multimedia and technology-enabled formats to help you link biomedical science concepts to clinical situations, strengthening your clinical reasoning abilities in your early years of learning.

Simulation is not game-playing at the Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine’s Centre for Healthcare Simulation, which is the biggest and most comprehensive of its kind in Asia. Rather, students work in teams to handle intense medical situations and emergencies that can take place in various settings like an Operating Theatre (OT), an Intensive Care Unit (ICU), an Emergency Room (ER), a Paediatrics Acute Ward or a Labour Ward. Or in any of the eight clinical wards, two procedural rooms and 60 consultation rooms at the Centre.

A heart for service

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Serving the community through health screening and outreach projects
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Service to the community is part of the School’s founding ethos. Apart from experiential learning, NUS Medicine students also learn to plan, organise, lead and participate in a wide range of social projects like neighbourhood health screenings and community outreach efforts. They also interact closely with patients in hospitals and clinics, where they work under the guidance of experienced doctors. It’s all part of the School’s aim of nurturing compassionate and socially responsible doctors.

You also get a chance to spend a semester abroad as an exchange student at more than 20 top international medical schools, during two elective periods in Phase III and IV. Choose from schools that include Harvard Medical School, University of Cambridge, Christian Medical College in Vellore, India and Mahidol University, Thailand.

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Strong spirit of inquiry and innovation

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Medical Grand Challenge – Medicine student (left) with counterparts from other disciplines and faculties

Students are encouraged to explore and pursue their academic interests outside the curriculum through various research platforms - Undergraduate Research Opportunities Programme and Wong Hock Boon Society. The Medical Grand Challenge offers opportunities for students, from different disciplines and faculties, to take part and collaborate in transforming the healthcare delivery. It challenges students to identify unmet healthcare needs and formulate innovative solutions to address the identified gap.

Inter-professional Education

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Medicine and Nursing students learning team resuscitation skills in a simulated environment
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You will learn the importance of teamwork in healthcare because we bring students from Medicine, Nursing, Dentistry, Pharmacy and Social Work together to work and learn as teams. We will help you learn through realistic and challenging situational experiences – in a safe and inspiring environment under the guidance of experienced clinical faculty.

From Us to You

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