The Department of Diagnostic Radiology (DNR) is the designated name of the academic department in the Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine, National University of Singapore (NUS). The Department of Diagnostic Imaging (DDI) is the clinical service department in the National University Hospital (NUH). With the formation of the National University Health System (NUHS), both clinical and academic departments come under a common governing structure. NUHS was incorporated on 23 January 2008 to integrate education, research and clinical care.
NUH is a specialist hospital that provides advanced, leading-edge medical care. Equipped with state-of-the-art facilities as well as dedicated and well-trained staff, NUH is a major referral centre that delivers tertiary care for a wide range of medical specialties. NUH is currently establishing two new national specialist centres to meet the growing need for heart and cancer treatment.
The Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine was first established as the Straits and Federated Malay States Government Medical School in 1905.This medical school was the founding institution of what would become the National University of Singapore. In 2005, the medical school received a transformational gift of $100 million from the Yong Loo Lin Trust, which was matched by the Government to create a fund of $200 million. In recognition of this generosity and foresight, the school was named the Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine.
Today, the Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine offers one of the finest undergraduate and graduate medical programmes in the Asia Pacific region. In 2007, NUS was ranked number one in Asia and 12th in the world for Life Sciences and Biomedicine by the Times Higher Education Supplement (THES), providing signal affirmation that the School was moving very much in line with its vision.
The Faculty of Dentistry was established in 2009 with an intake of 7 students. Since then, the Faculty has increased both undergraduate and postgraduate enrolment to 221. Today the Faculty conducts well- established Bachelor of Dental Surgery and postgraduate residency training with Master of Science and PhD research programmes.