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.
Inspiring Health for All
We nurture the doctors and nurses you would choose to care for your loved ones.
We develop researchers, seek new knowledge and deliver solutions for better health.
We serve with humility, compassion, integrity and respect to improve life for all.
Humility, Compassion, Integrity, Respect
Welcome to NUS Medicine! As Singapore’s first medical school established in 1905, our enduring mission is to ensure the health and well-being of Singaporeans, and to continuously improve the understanding and practice of medicine for all.
Our vision is to inspire health for all. We will do this through educating and training doctors and nurses who are as skilled in promoting health as well as in managing illness, and whom you can entrust your loved ones to. We will nurture researchers and innovators who can transform our understanding of medicine and reimagine how healthcare should be delivered. Our research is aimed to help expand medicine’s frontiers, transforming insights mined from scientific inquiry into clinical solutions that improve health and healthcare.
Our future-oriented undergraduate curriculum ensures that our graduates are knowledgeable and highly competent healthcare professionals, able and ready to function confidently and effectively in a wide variety of roles and settings. All teaching is conducted by experienced faculty staff who are practising clinicians as well as respected scientists, using technology-enabled, multi-media learning formats. Early exposure to patients allows our students to learn empathy and respect for patients, peers and colleagues while gaining valuable clinical insights. This learning is intensified and personalised through the Longitudinal Patient Experience, which sees students keeping in close touch with patients coping with chronic illnesses over the course of their studies.
As NUS trains nurses, pharmacists, allied health and social workers as well as doctors, teaching pedagogies are inter-disciplinary, inter-professional and multi-dimensional in nature and prepares our students to work as integrated members of a multi-disciplinary care team. And as part of their undergraduate curriculum, students get to spend a portion of an academic year at some of the best healthcare institutions in the world. There, they are exposed to different cultures and healthcare systems that help them understand the full spectrum of medicine and global health. The five-year NUS MBBS curriculum is thus designed to produce doctors who are future-ready, clinically adept, caring and ethically grounded.
Professor Chong Yap Seng
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.