Our Milestones


  • Graduate Diploma in Palliative Medicine began its first intake in July 2014 (NUS Senate Delegacy approval dated 20 November 2013)
  • Master of Medicine (Otorhinolaryngology) Examination Preparatory Course was successfully introduced in November 2014
  • The Paul W. Ngui Medal and Prize was established for awarding to the best deserving student at the Final Master of Medicine (Psychiatry) Examination in 2015


  • Master of Science (Audiology) Programme was initiated and its first intake was received in AY2013/2014


  • Master of Clinical Investigation programme went under the auspices of the School of Public Health with effect 1 April 2012
  • Peh Eng Teck Memorial Medal and Prize was donated by Prof Wilfred Peh Chin Guan – approved by NUS president on 27 March 2012


  • Master of Medicine (Diagnostic Radiology) Examination Preparatory Course was hosted by DGMS after a hiatus of 6 years, during which TTSH was the host centre
  • Almost a decade long of discussions with the Royal College of Radiologists, UK, was brought to fruition when the inaugural joint Master of Medicine (Diagnostic Radiology) / FRCR 2B exam was established in April 2011


  • Master of Public Health Programme came under the Department of Epidemiology and Public Health with effect 1 April 2010
  • Graduate Diploma in Mental Health received its first intake in AY2010/2011


  • Master of Nursing was handed to Alice Lee Centre for Nursing Studies on 27 July 2009


  • Master of Clinical Investigation programme, whose objective is to equip clinicians with skills involved in scientific enquiry and critical thinking in the context of clinical research, commenced in August.


  • The new Master of Public Health programme admitted its first cohort of students in AY2007/2008


  • Master of Science in Speech and Language Pathology was launched


  • Master of Business Administration (Health Care Management) was rolled out in collaboration with the NUS Business School.
  • The conjoint Master of Medicine (Obstetrics & Gynaecologists) / MRCOG examination was established; first exam in 2006


  • Master of Nursing was initiated (the Nursing school – ALCNS was set up subsequently and the Master of Nursing programme was handed over to ALCNS with effect 27 July 2009)


  • The conjoint Master of Medicine (Emergency Medicine) / FRCSEd (A&E) / MRCS (A&E) examination was conducted


  • Master of Medicine (Orthopaedic Surgery) examination and Master of Medicine (Otorhinolaryngology) examination were introduced.
  • Graduate Diploma in Family Medicine also started.


  • Graduate Diplomas in Psychotherapy and Dermatology commenced


  • Graduate Diploma in Occupational Medicine started


  • Conjoint examinations in Internal Medicine and Paediatric Medicine were established between DGMS and the Royal Colleges of Physicians (UK).
  • Graduate Diploma in Geriatric Medicine was launched; first exam in 1998


  • Master of Medicine (Diagnostic Radiology) exam was introduced


  • Conjoint Master of Medicine (O&G) / MRANZCOG exam was held.
  • The first accreditation exercise was also initiated


  • Master of Medicine (Family Medicine) exam instituted; first exam in 1993.
  • An integrated 3+3 specialty training was established with commencement of Advanced Specialist Training programs with the Academy of Medicine


  • The 2 degrees – Master of Science (Occupational Medicine) and Master of Science (Public Health) were re-designated as Master of Medicine in Occupational Medicine / Public Health


  • Conjoint exam in Ophthalmology started; Master of Medicine (Ophth) / FRCSEd / MRCSEd.
  • Logbook and training/ examination guide system were introduced


  • First conjoint examination held in Singapore between DGMS and Royal College of Surgeons, Edinburgh (RCSEd); Master of Medicine (Surgery) / FRCSEd / MRCSEd


  • Master of Medicine (Psychiatry) examination started


  • Master of Science in Occupational Medicine started.
  • Master of Science in Public Health replaced the former Diploma in Public Health


  • Master of Medicine (Anaesthesiology) examination was launched
  • Master of Medicine (Obstetrics and Gynaecology) examination was launched


  • Master of Medicine examinations started with 3 specialties – Internal Medicine, Surgery and Paediatrics