About

Welcome to Asia’s Leading Medical School

Established in 1905 to educate and train medical professionals for Singapore,
the NUS Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine is a leading medical educational and research institution in Asia.

Vision

Inspiring Health for All

Mission

We nurture the doctors and nurses you would choose to care for your loved ones.
We develop researchers, seek new knowledge and deliver solutions for better health.
We serve with humility, compassion, integrity and respect to improve life for all.

 

Values

Humility, Compassion, Integrity, Respect

The NUS Medicine Story

Welcome to NUS Medicine! As Singapore’s first medical school established in 1905, our enduring mission is to ensure the health and well-being of Singaporeans, and to continuously improve the understanding and practice of medicine for all.

Our vision is to inspire health for all. We will do this through educating and training doctors and nurses who are as skilled in promoting health as well as in managing illness, and whom you can entrust your loved ones to. We will nurture researchers and innovators who can transform our understanding of medicine and reimagine how healthcare should be delivered. Our research is aimed to help expand medicine’s frontiers,transforming insights mined from scientific inquiry into clinical solutions that improve health and healthcare.

Our future-oriented undergraduate curriculum ensures that our graduates are knowledgeable and highly competent healthcare professionals, able and ready to function confidently and effectively in a wide variety of roles and settings. All teaching is conducted by experienced faculty staff who are practising clinicians as well as respected scientists, using technology-enabled, multi-media learning formats. Early exposure to patients allows our students to learn empathy and respect for patients, peers and colleagues while gaining valuable clinical insights. This learning is intensified and personalised through the Longitudinal Patient Experience, which sees students keeping in close touch with patients coping with chronic illnesses over the course of their studies.

As NUS trains nurses, pharmacists, allied health and social workers as well as doctors, teaching pedagogies are inter-disciplinary,inter-professional and multi-dimensional in nature and prepares our students to work as integrated members of a multi-disciplinary care team.And as part of their undergraduate curriculum, students get to spend a portion of an academic year at some of the best healthcare institutions in the world. There, they are exposed to different cultures and healthcare systems that help them understand the full spectrum of medicine and global health. The five-year NUS MBBS curriculum is thus designed to produce doctors who are future-ready, clinically adept, caring and ethically grounded

Professor Chong Yap Seng
Dean, Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine

Organisation Structure – Academic

The NUS Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine has 18 departments and 2 centres, covering a full spectrum of medical specialties. Clinical faculty
also staff the National University Hospital, which is the primary training institution for the School’s students.

Milestones

1905

The Straits Settlements and Federated Malay States Government Medical School is born at Sepoy Lines, offering a full-time five-year course to train doctors in medicine, surgery and midwifery.

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1913

The School changes its name to the King Edward VII Medical School, in recognition of an endowment by the King Edward VII Memorial Foundation.

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1921

Another change in name takes place; the Medical School is renamed King Edward VII College of Medicine to reflect more accurately its status as an institution that provides tertiary-level education.

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1926

The three-storey College Building, boasting Doric colonnade on the principal façade, opens.

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1949

The University of Malaya is formed through the amalgamation of the King Edward VII College of Medicine and Raffles College. The College of Medicine assumes the identity of a university faculty – the Faculty of Medicine.

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1962

The Singapore Division becomes a fully-fledged university – the University of Singapore. The Kuala Lumpur Division, now also a national university, keeps the name of University of Malaya.

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1980

The University of Singapore merges with the Nanyang University to form the National University of Singapore at Kent Ridge.

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2005

The Faculty of Medicine celebrates its centennial and is renamed the Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine in honour of a transformational gift.

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2012

The Centre for Translational Medicine (CeTM) is officially opened by Singapore Deputy Prime Minister and Chairman of the National Research Foundation, Mr Teo Chee Hean on 3 July 2012. A focal point for education and research in Singapore, the Centre houses the Medical Library, lecture theatres and seminar rooms wired for interactive learning, laboratories for investigation into diseases important in Singapore, as well as one of the region’s largest simulation centres for medical and nursing students to learn and practise clinical skills.

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2015

The School celebrates its 110th year. The Alice Lee Centre for Nursing Studies celebrates its 10th anniversary.

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