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Duke-Singapore Graduate Medical School Opens

September 17, 2007

The inaugural class of 26 medical students at the Duke-National University of Singapore Graduate Medical School Singapore began classes Aug. 1, launching an ambitious education and research partnership that is unique for U.S. medical schools.

“The faculty and students engaged in this project are true pioneers,” said Robert Kamei, M.D., vice dean of education at the new school at the opening ceremony, which was videocast to cheering medical students and faculty in Durham. “The faculty have been working hard to put together an innovative program that takes the absolute best of the Duke curriculum. The students have entered this new school with great faith in our faculty to deliver this new curriculum as well as faith in the development of medical research in Singapore, which will make it one of the top biomedical science hubs in the world.”

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