Singapore Medical Schools
- National University of Singapore Yong Loo Lin School Of Medicine (YLLSOM), Duke-NUS GMS and Imperial College-Nanyang Technological University Lee Kong Chian Medical School (LKCSOM)-

    This page is in response to multiple emails regarding the recent (at least at the time thisw as written...) announcement of Singapore's 3rd medical school - Nanyang Technological Institute's tie up with Imperial College London and Tan Tock Seng Hospital. It summarises the main differences between the 3 schools as well as the eligibility criteria.

  NUS Yong Loo Lin
School of Medicine
Graduate Medical School
Imperial College-NTU
Lee Kong Chian
School of Medicine
Type of program Undergraduate - 5 years Postgraduate - 4 years Undergraduate - 5 years
Program style Singapore US-Style UK
Nominal graduants Clinicians Clincian Scientists (Researchers) Well rounded clinicians
Campus / Main Hospital /
Affiliated Health Cluster
National University Hospital (NUH)
(National University Health System)
Singapore General Hospital (SGH)
(Singapore Health Services - SHS)
Tan Tock Seng Hospital (TTSH)
(National Healthcare Group - NHG)
First intake Many years ago 2007 2013
Class size 300 (2013) 56 (2013) 50 (2013), final target 150
Applications open March of same year May of preceeding year December of preceeding year
Applications close Mid March of same year 1 Dec of preceeding year
(1 Sep for early acceptance).
March of same year
Entrance Exam (and Date) - MCAT (Sep of preceeding year)
(July for early acceptance)
BMAT (Nov of preceeding year)
Second Stage Focused Skills Assessment &
Situational Judgement Test wef 2013
(Replaces Essay & long Interview)
Essay & Interviews Multiple Mini Interviews (MMI)
Term starts August August August
Bond 5 years (Sgp citizens)
6 years (Non-citizens)
(Excl 1 year houseman/residency)
4 years (Sgp citizens)
5 years (Non-citizens)
(Excl 1 year houseman/residency)
5 years (Sgp citizens)
6 years (Non-citizens)
(Excl 1 year houseman/residency)
Tutions fees (S$ per year)
(NUS:2012, Duke:2012, NTU:2013)
$27,955 (Sgp citizens)
$34,915 (Sgp PR)
$46,305 (Others)
$38,260 (Sgp citizens)
$40,360 (Sgp PR)
$44,660 (Others)
$30,000 (Sgp citizens)
$42,000 (Sgp PR)
$60,000 (Others)
Degree awarded MBBS MD with option for PhD MBBS
Notes - - Admission Requirements

Declaration: As of time of writing, I am an adjunct teaching staff at NUS YLLSOM and NTU LKCSOM, but do not participate directly in the admissions process or sit on the interview panel. (Adjunct (adj): 1. something incidental or not essential that is added to something else 2. a person who is subordinate to another 3.staff in a temporary or auxiliary capacity 4. another name for accident) 5. looks good, sounds good, but worth no money and cannot be eaten (Updated: Dec 2012)

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