Engineers to Clinicians
The practice of medicine is fast changing to extend beyond the application of science. We see technology playing a significant role in treating patients. The Engineering and Medicine track offered by National University of Singapore (NUS) Faculty of Engineering and Duke-NUS Medical School (Duke-NUS) prepares students with a background in engineering for leadership roles in healthcare as clinicians who can harness technological advancements for impactful innovation. Successful students will graduate with a Bachelor of Engineering (BEng) degree at NUS followed by a Doctor of Medicine (MD) degree at Duke-NUS Medical School.
Engineering students in this track can expect an interdisciplinary learning environment. Students will be encouraged to apply their engineering skills to analyse issues in healthcare and develop innovations to address them. Learning will take place not only at NUS Engineering campus, but also at Duke-NUS and Singapore General Hospital’s Outram Campus.
During their undergraduate course of study in the Faculty of Engineering, students will participate in the Innovation and Design Programme (IDP), where they will work closely with medical professionals and engineering faculty to conceptualise, design, test and develop medical technology for the healthcare industry. They can also stay engaged with Duke-NUS through extra-curricular activities such as seminars, workshops, visits and mentorship. These activities are designed to build up their competency as future physicians.
To introduce current research issues in biomedicine, students will need to read GMS1000 - The Duke-NUS Pre-Med Course conducted at Duke-NUS Medical School. During their undergraduate studies in engineering, students can expect to stay engage with Duke-NUS through extra-curricular activities such as seminars, workshops, visits and mentorship. These activities are designed to build up their competency as future physicians. A general overview of the mentorship and enrichment activities is below.
Mentorship and Enrichment Activities
- Advising Sessions with Duke-NUS Medical School Faculty
- Duke-NUS Medical Specialties Workshops
- Duke-NUS Alumni Clinical Observership
- Community Projects
Read about an engineering graduate who went on to pursue medicine at Duke-NUS Medical School