The Singapore Medical Council (SMC) has recently concluded a review of the above-mentioned framework. With effect from 29 July 2010, the revised maximum period allowed for all training programmes for:
- Clinical Fellowships - will be capped at 12 months only; and
- Clinical Observer-ships - will be capped at 3 months only.
Under this revised framework, Clinical Observers and Clinical Fellows are not allowed to switch from one programme to another. In addition, the SMC will not grant extension of temporary registration, or approved other forms of medical registration; after a doctor's temporary registration has lapsed.
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