Facts & Figures: International Education and Training

Duke students and faculty have numerous opportunities to study and learn all over the world. The School of Medicine’s three main international programs are administered by the Duke-National University of Singapore Medical School (Duke-NUS), Duke Kunshan University, and the Duke Global Health Institute.


front of the Duke-NUS Khee Teck Puat BuildingDuke-NUS

Duke-NUS is Singapore’s first and only U.S.-style graduate medical school. A partnership between Duke University School of Medicine and the National University of Singapore (NUS), the program combines the unique medical education curriculum at Duke with the academic rigor and rich resources offered by NUS, and offers students an enriching and innovative educational experience. Graduates of the Doctor of Medicine (MD) program are awarded a joint MD degree by Duke and NUS. 


Duke Global Health Institute

The Duke Global Health Institute’s (DGHI) education, research and capacity building initiatives are built on a strong network of partnerships with institutions around the world in priority locations. The institute provides opportunities for medical students to better understand the depth, breadth and interdisciplinary nature of global health challenges. DHGI provides programs specially tailored to the School of Medicine’s Third Year program that allows medical students to study and do research abroad and even pursue dual MD/Master of Science in Global Health degrees. DGHI also offers programs for medical residents and fellows. 


Pagoda by pond on Duke Kunshan Campus Duke Kunshan University

Duke Kunshan University, a Sino-American partnership of Duke University and Wuhan University in China, provides an international educational experience within a close-knit community of students and faculty from various fields. Duke Kunshan offers academic programs and research opportunities for medical students and researchers, in the Master of Science in Medical Physics Program, Master of Science in Global Health Program and Global Health Research Center.