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The Tao of the Clinician-Scientist

Becoming One is to Tread a Long and Winding Road that is Less Travelled, But Most Fulfilling, Says Professor Chng Wee Joo.

Very often the question is asked, “What is a clinician-scientist (CS)?” The definition is muddled. The National Medical Research Council will give you one definition; our own doctors will give you another. Is it embedded in the qualifications of the individual, type of research that he or she performs, or the practice that the individual is in?


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Bigger, Brighter, Better Human Anatomy Teaching Facility Caters to More Students

The study of human anatomical structures has been made easier and more comfortable for NUS medical students and staff...


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In Appreciation of Our Long-Serving Staff Members

With more medical, dental, nursing, pharmacy and life science undergraduate students using its facilities to study human tissue...


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Science of Life

New Genetic Test Helps Doctors Adjust Dose of Potentially Toxic Drug in Asian Patients

Agnes (not her real name) is a typical 7-year-old in Primary 1, except for one thing: she has acute lymphoblastic leukaemia (ALL).


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New Hybrid Drug Plugs Hole in Malaria Drug Resistance

A combination of artemisinin and another drug (artemisinin combination therapy, ACT) is currently the best malaria treatment recommended...


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Tri-Generational Homecare Transforms The Future of Education and Healthcare

The rapidly aging population in Singapore is set to create challenges in her healthcare system. The elderly, especially those suffering...


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Partners in the Process

Medical Students Get a Firsthand Take on the Journey to Recovery that Patients Face Through the Longitudinal Patient Experience...


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People of NUS Medicine

The Tao of the Clinician-Scientist

Becoming One is to Tread a Long and Winding Road that is Less Travelled, But Most Fulfilling, Says Professor Chng Wee Joo.

Very often the question is asked, “What is a clinician-scientist (CS)?” The definition is muddled. The National Medical Research Council will give you one definition; our own doctors will give you another. Is it embedded in the qualifications of the individual, type of research that he or she performs, or the practice that the individual is in?

For example, Cancer Science Institute director Dan Tenen is medically qualified, he does a wide range of research (that is more basic and mechanistic) but is no longer a practicing clinician.


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DGMS Recognised For Efforts in Promoting Staff Learning

Congratulations to the Division of Graduate Medical Studies (DGMS) for being awarded the NUS HR Learning Award. The HR Learning Award is organised...

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In Memory of Professor Lorenz Poellinger

Lorenz Poellinger obtained an MD and a PhD from Karolinska Institutet. His doctoral thesis elucidated important details of cellular signaling by dioxin...

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Medical Dinner 2016

Celebrating Our Medical Education Community. Join us for a joyful evening of camaraderie, good food and drink! Reconnect with old friends as we toast to celebrate the graduation of the Class of 2016...

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