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Residency Training Programmes


The residency programmes are nationally standardised, structured formative training programmes.

The components of the residency include -

  • AN INSTITUTIONAL STRUCTURE with priority for training and education.

  • LEARNING EXPERIENCES that are planned to see the range and volume of cases needed to accrue necessary competencies.

  • TEACHING FACULTY WITH PROTECTED TIME to plan the curriculum, and to guide and supervise trainees and perform formative assessments.

  • REGULAR FORMATIVE ASSESSMENTS to ensure trainees achieve the core competencies at each stage of learning.

 

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Programme Types


RESIDENCY
 
TRAINING DURATION (YEARS)

Programmes which can start without an exclusive PGY1 but will have PGY1 built  into the R1 year
(only until 2018 after which must complete at least PGY1 year as a pre-requisite before they can be selected)

Internal Medicine
Emergency Medicine
General Surgery
Preventive Medicine
Psychiatry
Paediatric Medicine
5
5
5
5
5

Programmes which can be selected to start from PGY1 and which will include the PGY1 year
(only until 2018 after which must complete at least PGY1 year as a pre-requisite before they can be selected)

Family Medicine
Anaesthesiology
Diagnostic Radiology
Pathology
Ophthalmology
Otorhinolaryngology
Obstetrics & Gynaecology
Orthopaedic Surgery
PGY1 + 3
PGY1 + 5
PGY1 + 5
PGY1 + 5
PGY1 + 5
PGY1 + 5
PGY1 + 6
PGY1 + 6

Surgical Specialties
(Must complete at least PGY1 year as a pre-requisite before they can be selected)

Cardiothoracic Surgery
Hand Surgery
Neurosurgery
Plastic Surgery
Urology
6
6
6
6
6

Senior Residency  *Advanced Internal Medicine (IM) and IM-related specialties
(Residents must have completed 3 years basic IM training)

Advanced Internal Medicine
Nuclear Medicine
Endocrinology
Gastroenterology
Geriatric Medicine
Haematology
Infectious Disease
Medical Oncology
Neurology
Rehabilitation Medicine
Renal Medicine
Respiratory Medicine
Rheumatology
Cardiology
Dermatology
2
2 (2.5 from 2017 intake onwards)
3
3
3
3
3
3
3
3
3
3
3
3.5
3.5

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Singapore Country Addendum


The Singapore Country Addendum to the ACGME-I Advance Specialty Requirements document prescribes specialty-specific programme requirements applicable to residency programmes in Singapore by the Singapore Residency Advisory Committees (RAC).
Read together with the ACGME-I Advanced Specialty Requirements, they represent the requirements of graduate medical education in the specialties listed.

Please refer to the section on Singapore Country Addendum for more detailed information.

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Accelerated Progression


Please refer to the section on Accelerated Progression for more detailed information.

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Clinician Scientist Residency Programme


The SAB Research Committee (SRC) oversees research training in the Clinician Scientist (CS) Residencies. For CS residents, an additional year of research training is required to exit from the residency programme. The additional year will enable the training to equip CS residents with research skills and experience to pursue research.

Please refer to the section on Clinician Scientists Residency Programme for more detailed information.

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How to Apply?


Applicants for residency programmes are required to submit their portfolios and work-based assessments and apply for interviews to get into their selected specialties. Applicants will also undergo the match to their selected specialties and sponsoring institutions.

Applications to the residency training programmes are administered by MOH Holdings Pte Ltd (MOHH). For details on the application timeline and process, please visit MOHH website at http://www.physician.mohh.com.sg/residency.

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International Medical Graduates (IMGs) and Residency Training


IMG Applying to be Specialist Trainee

International Medical Graduates (IMGs) who are existing residents or specialist trainees in the US, Australia, New Zealand, Canada and UK can apply to enter into the residency programmes in Singapore with their years of training taken into account after it is assessed by the committees of the Specialists Accreditation Board. They must be first matched into a residency programme to be accepted and assessed.

 

Non-Trainee Doctors

Passing postgraduate exams without undergoing a formal structured or accredited training programme does not indicate that competency milestones in training have been reliably reached or ensure that training standards, level of competency and completeness of training is attained. Hence all non-trainee doctors will start from Residency Year One if they are accepted and matched into a residency. Singaporeans who are IMGs and would like to undergo residency training in Singapore are advised to apply early and return to Singapore as soon as they complete their medical studies.

Please email to physician@mohh.com.sg if you have further specific personal enquiries concerning entry into the residency training.

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Last Updated :  15 Jul 2016 10:00