Prof Ivy Ng: “Academic Medicine is a culture of always seeking a better tomorrow for our patients. It’s never being satisfied with the care that we give today.” 
Prof Thomas Coffman: "The SingHealth Duke-NUS Academic Medical Centre has become a superb platform for enhancing our education and translational research programmes, allowing full expression of our efforts to transform medicine for patients here in Singapore.  

Prof Ang Chong Lye: “We have in our midst great clinicians, great teachers and great researchers. But, Academic Medicine is not about one doctor doing all three. It is a
mindset shift where we constantly look for better ways to improve care for patients and also take responsibility for mentorship and teaching. An Academic Clinician is one who is thoughtful, works in collaboration and is not afraid to pioneer new pathways.”
Prof Pat Casey: “Advances in medicine are driven both from discoveries made in basic science and from pursuing questions that first arise from a doctor’s assessment of a patient. In an academic medicine environment, the researchers and medical practitioners working together in teams greatly accelerates the pace at which medically-important discoveries are made and actually applied for the benefit of the patient.”

 

Prof Wong Tien Yin: “The Clinician Scientist perspective is important because they are the bridge between basic science and the clinical community.”

 

Read more about what Academic Medicine means to Students & Staff at Duke-NUS Graduate Medical School. 

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