Advancing Medicine through Scientific Discovery

MD-PhD Track

Duke-NUS offers an integrated MD-PhD programme that is unique in Singapore to students who wish to further their academic training.

The programme combines medical education with research training to develop clinician-scientists who interface between medicine and science.

This programme is most appropriate for students who are committed to research-oriented careers combining biomedical research with the practice of clinical medicine.

The programme takes a total of 7-8 years to complete. After two years in the MD programme, students embark on the PhD component in either the IBM or QBM PhD programme in lieu of their third-year research programme. Upon completion of the PhD component, students will complete the final (fourth) year of the MD programme. All students admitted into the programme will be offered a full scholarship for the PhD component as well as scholarships to cover tuition fees for their first two years in the MD programme and their final year of MD training.

Application Timeline

Applications to the MD-PhD open by June of the preceding year of intake. For applications to the MD-PhD programme, 31st January is the final deadline. While particularly strong candidates are encouraged to apply by 1st September to be considered for early acceptance, admission requirements are the same for both the early and regular application period. We select and accept candidates throughout the application period.

Month Application Timeline for MD & MD-PhD
Jun Applications open
Sep Early application deadline: 1 September
Interviews begin
Nov Admissions offers are made from November
Dec Financial aid offers are made from December
Jan Final application deadline: 31 January
Jul Class confirmed by July

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