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About the SingHealth Duke-NUS Academic Medical Centre

The SingHealth Duke-NUS Academic Medical Centre (AMC) draws on the collective strengths of SingHealth and Duke-NUS Medical School to drive the transformation of healthcare and provide affordable, accessible and quality care to patients. It boasts of a network of acute hospitals, national specialty centres, community hospitals and polyclinics offering over 40 clinical specialties, as well as a talent pool of doctors, nurses, allied health professionals, researchers, educators, faculty members and administrators.

The mission of an Academic Medical Centre (AMC) is to provide excellent patient care with a three-fold thrust: (1) deliver high quality affordable & compassionate patient care; (2) train practicing and aspiring healthcare professionals; and (3) advance health and healthcare innovations and research. The practice of Academic Medicine (AM) integrates the three pillars of medicine – clinical care, education and research. Through our SingHealth and Duke-NUS Academic Medicine partnership, we strive to be one of the best teaching hospitals, recognised for excellence in research, teaching, and quality of patient care.

As an AMC, the convergence of clinical care, education and research enables us to pursue innovations and improve care outcomes for our patients. Our efforts in Academic Medicine include:

Academic Clinical Programmes

Academic Clinical Programmes (ACPs) are part of an AMC-wide framework for our clinical specialties to advance in Academic Medicine with resources and funding support from SingHealth and Duke-NUS. Each ACP brings together specialists in a particular discipline from different institutions to maximise the power of shared knowledge and resources.

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Research is the key to pushing the boundaries of medicine and improving patient care.

At the SingHealth Duke-NUS AMC, we do basic science, clinical, translational and health services research on a variety of disease areas, with the aim of finding solutions to better prevent, diagnose or treat diseases that are relevant to the region. We have a rich eco-system of core research services and research institutes to support our researchers and team to make groundbreaking discoveries and translate them from bench to bedside.

Find out more about our research here.


Excellent healthcare would not be possible without talented and committed healthcare professionals.

At the SingHealth Duke-NUS AMC, we recognise the importance of advancing medical knowledge and embracing life-long learning to equip our healthcare workforce and build a pipeline of healthcare professionals for the future. Our Colleges and Institutes are committed to nurturing the next generation of clinicians, nurses and allied health professionals, and providing continual training for healthcare professionals in Singapore and around the region.

Find out more about our education here.


Healthcare innovation is one of the key thrusts and strategic priorities to better deliver high quality and affordable patient care and to train practising and aspiring healthcare professionals.  

At the SingHealth Duke NUS AMC, it is pivotal to build a network of connections amongst the health innovation community within the AMC, synergise the assets and capabilities of the health innovation landscape as well as provide guidance in evaluating and prioritising healthcare innovations, for better delivery of high quality, affordable, and compassionate patient care. With the formation of strategic partnerships, the administration of various grant schemes, programmes and the creation of a well-connected ecosystem of innovators and innovation offices, we strive to position the AMC as a world-class hub of healthcare innovation.

Find out more about our innovation here.