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About Joint Office of Academic Medicine


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.

Joint Office of Academic Medicine


An enabler of an Integrated Academic Medicine Ecosystem and a facilitator of an Empowering Culture.


a) Establishing and Facilitating Academic Health System Strategies

b) Engaging and Stewarding Partnerships

c) Enabling Resources Sustainability and Performance Optimisation

What Academic Medicine (AM) Means

Our patients remain at the heart of all we do. Sometimes, they come to the fore as shining models of inspiration. They motivate our staff to higher standards of care and encourage other patients in their healing. But at all times, they stand with us – hand in hand and side by side as we plan and work with them on their journey to recovery.

We can do this because behind every SingHealth’s patient is a group of dedicated healthcare professionals and faculty, a set of sound governance practices, and an infrastructure centred around people. As we embark on this important journey of AM, we remain focused on what all these mean to those most important to us.

AM gives clinicians and faculty the ability to think, study, research, discover, innovate, evaluate, teach, learn and improve. By incorporating and emphasizing medical education and research into clinical work, clinicians develop a spirit of continuous question-asking, reviewing data and constant innovating.

Through AM, clinicians and faculty drive the future of medical practice with world-class research and clinical trials, leading to the highest level of clinical care, backed by evidence-based practice. It will be a great opportunity for real improvement to perfect outcomes. With AM, patients know they are in a place where the best options in medicine will be given to them.

The AM partnership is an excellent step towards receiving the best education and training possible. By having a strong Faculty that straddles the best of the clinical, research, and education worlds, students reap the benefits of learning to meet the goal of "improving patients’ lives". With the variety of Academic Clinical Programmes emerging at SingHealth, students quickly grasp that there is more than one way to improve the lives of their patients.

AMCompass Video

AMCompass is an initiative by JOAM which aims to navigate our newly appointed ACP leaders and stakeholders to success in their AM journey in the SingHealth Duke-NUS AMC.

Find out more about our key AM initiatives in the SingHealth Duke-NUS AMC, and how JOAM supports our 15 ACPs in their commitment for excellence in research, education, clinical care, and innovation.

Click the link below or scan the QR code to watch the video

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