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International medical graduates (IMG) refer to doctors trained overseas. IMGs holding a degree from a university specified in the Second Schedule of the MRA or a registrable postgraduate medical qualification recognised by SMC or exit specialist qualification recognised for specialist accreditation by the Specialists Accreditation Board (SAB), Singapore, may apply for conditional registration.

The Singapore Medical Council (SMC) would like to highlight that International Medical Graduates who do not hold qualifications which are recognised by the SMC, will not be eligible to apply for medical registration to practise in Singapore. This applies to all applicants.

SMC strongly advise all interested applicants to ensure that they fulfil all necessary criteria, including but not limited to, holding a qualification which is listed on the Second Schedule of the MRA or a registrable postgraduate medical qualification recognised by the SMC.


Temporary registration may be granted for purpose of teaching, research or postgraduate study in medicine under an SMC-accredited training programme or for visiting expert. Please refer to the information on the registration criteria for the respective category of temporary registration.

Last Updated :  29 Aug 2017 15:10