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AM-ETHOS Duke-NUS Medical Student Fellowship

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The Duke-NUS Medical Student Fellowship (Duke-NUS MSF) is an AM-ETHOS initiative which provides funding support for Duke-NUS Medical Students who are undertaking their research/scholarly projects with a Mentor from the SingHealth Duke-NUS Academic Clinical Programme (ACP).

The Duke-NUS MSF hopes to spur the Duke-NUS Medical Students’ academic interest and experience, and at the same time, strengthen the Medical Student-ACP Mentor and ACP engagement. This is important for Duke-NUS as an academic medical school and for the SingHealth Duke-NUS Academic Medical Centre to identify student talents early on for medical pipeline development.

“The Duke-NUS MSF is a testament to the SingHealth Duke-NUS AMC's dedication to nurturing clinician-scientists from the get-go. This fellowship has enabled physicians-in-training to pursue academic inquiry to a deeper level, while also providing invaluable opportunities to be immersed in dynamic and exciting clinical fields of their choice.”

Mr Brian Chan
Year 3 Duke-NUS Medical Student,
Class President – Class of 2017,

"​The Duke-NUS MSF award has given me the financial opportunity to collaborate with the Department of Radiology for research, which would have otherwise been unfeasible. The award has also been a great learning experience on how to formulate, write and execute a grant.”

Ms Chuang Xue Ling
Year 3 Duke-NUS Medical Student, Student Council Member,


The Duke-NUS MSF is open to Duke-NUS Medical Students who meets the following eligibility criteria:

• Undertaking research/scholarly project in the research year with a mentor from SingHealth Duke-NUS Academic Clinical Programme (ACP) who is in the list of Duke-NUS Approved Research Mentor/Co-Mentor.

Note for faculty: To be a Duke-NUS Approved Research Mentor/Co-Mentor, the faculty may apply directly with the Duke-NUS Medical Education, Research & Evaluation(MERE) Department.

Outcomes & Objectives

The Duke-NUS Medical Student and ACP Mentor awardee pair should successfully complete the project within the stipulated timeframe. At the end of the project:

1. The Duke-NUS Medical Student should be role models to his / her juniors.

2. There should be an increase in the amount and quality of interaction and stronger partnership between the ACP Mentor and the Duke-NUS Medical Student so that it could provide further opportunities for collaborative projects.

3. ACP Mentors should be able to identify and assess potential Medical Students who are keen or apt in Research and actively engage them to continue pursuing Research.

Funding Support

Each Duke-NUS Medical Student and ACP Mentor awardee pair will be funded for the students’ Research project. The fund may be used to cover project related operating expenses such as consumables, services fees, overseas travel for projects with SingHealth Duke-NUS Global Health Institute, but not for hiring of permanent manpower and purchase of equipment.

Application & Review Process

The next cycle opens in FY2022.