14 March 2020
The Singapore Management University has signed an agreement with graduate medical school Duke-NUS to allow medical students to pursue a four-year undergraduate bachelor’s degree at SMU and gain conditional admission to Duke-NUS’ Doctor of Medicine (MD) programme, which will run over another four years.
While undertaking their undergraduate studies at SMU, students will be mentored at Duke-NUS to prepare them for the MD programme. They will also attend a pre-medical course which will provide foundation knowledge, as well as develop both skills and attitudes.
Some requirements for the final acceptance of conditionally admitted students include successfully graduating from SMU with a strong cumulative grade point average and doing well in the Medical College Admissions Test examination prior to entry into the Duke-NUS medicine programme.
To attract students, a summer programme has been designed by Duke-NUS to provide insights into graduate entry medicine and the roles of medical professionals and medical practice in Singapore.