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Do I need to take the MCAT to apply for DUKE-NUS?

May 16, 2018 2:05pm 1

  • Yi Answered May 16, 2018 5:00pm

Yes. All students interested in applying to the MD programme or MD-PhD track at Duke-NUS must take the MCAT as it is one of many approaches to measure a students' foundation in the sciences and critical thinking skills. 

Yes. All students interested in applying to the MD programme or MD-PhD track at Duke-NUS must take the MCAT as it is one of many approaches to measure a students' foundation in the sciences and critical thinking skills. 

Yes. All students interested in applying to the MD programme or MD-PhD track at Duke-NUS must take the MCAT as it is one of many approaches to measure a students' foundation in the sciences and critical thinking skills. 

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How much financial aid does Duke-NUS provide to students?

May 16, 2018 2:05pm 1

  • Yi Answered May 16, 2018 4:58pm

For students interested in availing assistance in financing tuition and other fees, Duke-NUS offers a variety of scholarships, bursaries, or loans.

For example. those who are Singapore citizens can avail of the payable tuition fee that varies between 18% to 93% (exclusive of miscellaneous fees). For international students, they can avail of the payable tuition fee that varies from 14% to 75%.

The amount of financial aid awarded varies depending on you and your family's financial circumstances. Alternatively, a Tuition Fee Loan (TFL) scheme is available to admitted students through two of Singapore’s banks, regardless of citizenship. With this TFL, you may borrow up to 90% of annual tuition fees for a Singaporean Citizen candidate (amount subject to change.) 

There are scholarships that can be granted to exceptional students (with different criteria depending on source). These vary between SGD 10,000 and SGD 50,000 annually.

Scholarships awarded by philanthropic organizations through Duke-NUS do not impose an additional service commitment (bond), but students are expected to maintain high academic standards and to keep the respective organizations abreast of their academic progress.

For students interested in availing assistance in financing tuition and other fees, Duke-NUS offers a variety of scholarships, bursaries, or loans.For example. those who are Singapore citizens can avail of the payable tuition fee that varies between... Read more

For students interested in availing assistance in financing tuition and other fees, Duke-NUS offers a variety of scholarships, bursaries, or loans.

For example. those who are Singapore citizens can avail of the payable tuition fee that varies between 18% to 93% (exclusive of miscellaneous fees). For international students, they can avail of the payable tuition fee that varies from 14% to 75%.

The amount of financial aid awarded varies depending on you and your family's financial circumstances. Alternatively, a Tuition Fee Loan (TFL) scheme is available to admitted students through two of Singapore’s banks, regardless of citizenship. With this TFL, you may borrow up to 90% of annual tuition fees for a Singaporean Citizen candidate (amount subject to change.) 

There are scholarships that can be granted to exceptional students (with different criteria depending on source). These vary between SGD 10,000 and SGD 50,000 annually.

Scholarships awarded by philanthropic organizations through Duke-NUS do not impose an additional service commitment (bond), but students are expected to maintain high academic standards and to keep the respective organizations abreast of their academic progress.

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Will the research year required at DUKE-NUS be waived o someone that already has a PhD degree?

May 16, 2018 2:07pm 1

  • Yi Answered May 16, 2018 4:52pm

Hi! If you have recently completed an empirical and medically relevant PhD, you may apply for a waiver of the research year requirement. This will be contingent upon approval from the Duke-NUS Research Curriculum Review Committee. Good luck!

Hi! If you have recently completed an empirical and medically relevant PhD, you may apply for a waiver of the research year requirement. This will be contingent upon approval from the Duke-NUS Research Curriculum Review Committee. Good luck!

Hi! If you have recently completed an empirical and medically relevant PhD, you may apply for a waiver of the research year requirement. This will be contingent upon approval from the Duke-NUS Research Curriculum Review Committee. Good luck!

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If I have to drop out of Duke-NUS due to unforeseen circumstances, am I still liable to pay liquidated damages?

May 16, 2018 2:08pm 1

  • Yi Answered May 16, 2018 4:50pm

Hello! You may appeal to Ministry Of Health (MOH) to give sympathetic consideration if you are unable to complete your course of study due to circumstances beyond your control and they review such cases on an individual basis. If not, you will still have to pay liquidated damages. 

Hello! You may appeal to Ministry Of Health (MOH) to give sympathetic consideration if you are unable to complete your course of study due to circumstances beyond your control and they review such cases on an individual basis. If not, you will still... Read more

Hello! You may appeal to Ministry Of Health (MOH) to give sympathetic consideration if you are unable to complete your course of study due to circumstances beyond your control and they review such cases on an individual basis. If not, you will still have to pay liquidated damages. 

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How can I determine if medical school or a career in the medical field is for me?

May 16, 2018 2:09pm 1

  • Yi Answered May 16, 2018 4:49pm

This is a question many can relate to. You can consider gaining some volunteer or work experience in healthcare institutions, including hospitals, clinics, and hospices first to get a feel of this industry.

Besides being able to serve and contribute to society, volunteering also provides an opportunity to learn and apply many useful skills such as communication, teamwork, and time management which may be good for any education application. 

Make the most of your volunteering experience by communicating with patients, nurses and doctors, offering your help, and reflecting on your own interests and aptitude thereafter.

This is a question many can relate to. You can consider gaining some volunteer or work experience in healthcare institutions, including hospitals, clinics, and hospices first to get a feel of this industry.Besides being able to serve and contribute... Read more

This is a question many can relate to. You can consider gaining some volunteer or work experience in healthcare institutions, including hospitals, clinics, and hospices first to get a feel of this industry.

Besides being able to serve and contribute to society, volunteering also provides an opportunity to learn and apply many useful skills such as communication, teamwork, and time management which may be good for any education application. 

Make the most of your volunteering experience by communicating with patients, nurses and doctors, offering your help, and reflecting on your own interests and aptitude thereafter.

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Do Duke-NUS students take the United States Medical Licensing Exam (USMLE)?

May 16, 2018 2:06pm 1

  • Yi Answered May 16, 2018 3:49pm

Yes. Duke-NUS students are required to pass USMLE Step 1 and Step 2 CK (Clinical Knowledge).

However, USMLE is not administered in Singapore, so to become eligible for full registration with the Singapore Medical Council, Duke-NUS graduates must successfully complete the Assessment for Medical Practice (AMP) Examination, which is similar in design to USMLE Step 3 (and jointly created for Singapore by the National Board of Medical Examiners of the United States and the Ministry of Health, Singapore). Best of luck!

Yes. Duke-NUS students are required to pass USMLE Step 1 and Step 2 CK (Clinical Knowledge).However, USMLE is not administered in Singapore, so to become eligible for full registration with the Singapore Medical Council, Duke-NUS graduates must... Read more

Yes. Duke-NUS students are required to pass USMLE Step 1 and Step 2 CK (Clinical Knowledge).

However, USMLE is not administered in Singapore, so to become eligible for full registration with the Singapore Medical Council, Duke-NUS graduates must successfully complete the Assessment for Medical Practice (AMP) Examination, which is similar in design to USMLE Step 3 (and jointly created for Singapore by the National Board of Medical Examiners of the United States and the Ministry of Health, Singapore). Best of luck!

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