28 May '11, 10am

Duke-NUS Graduate Medical School exceeds enrolment target

Duke-NUS Graduate Medical School exceeds enrolment target

SINGAPORE: It had set itself a target of enrolling 50 students a year. But within four years of its operations, the Duke-NUS Graduate Medical School has exceeded that target, with 56 students expected to graduate from the class in 2013. The school's Dean, Professor Ranga Krishnan, says it will stay at this annual enrolment figure for a while. The Graduate Medical School has also garnered over S$100 million in research funding from Singapore and overseas. The pioneering class of 24 medical students, who joined the school in August 2007, celebrated their completion of the four-year Doctor of Medicine training on Saturday. They took their oath to be loyal to the medical profession and donned the hood, a tradition in the United States for students receiving advanced degrees. They were joined at the ceremony by Defence Minister Dr Ng Eng Hen and several board members of the gra...

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