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Allows an international medical graduate to work only in an SMC-approved healthcare institution, under the supervision of a fully registered medical practitioner.

Eligibility requirements:

  • holds a basic1 medical degree from a university / medical school listed in the Second Schedule of the Medical Registration Act; or
  • has a postgraduate qualification recognised by SMC; or
  • accredited by the Specialists Accreditation Board Singapore as a specialist; and
  • has been selected for employment in an SMC-approved healthcare institution; and
  • holds a certificate of experience or equivalent as proof of satisfactory completion of housemanship, or PGY1 or the internship year; and
  • is currently in active clinical practice2; and
  • has passed such national licensing examination as required in the country where the basic medical degree was conferred (if applicable); and
  • has been certified to be in good standing by the overseas regulatory body or medical council equivalent; and
  • fulfils English Language requirements of SMC if the medium of instruction for the basic medical qualification is not in the English Language

1 Medical degree obtained via a 'twinning programme' would be considered only if the clinical training years and final examinations are done and completed at the medical school or university listed in the Second Schedule and in the country where the medical school or university in the Second Schedule is situated.

2The doctor should be in active clinical practice for the 3 years preceding the application for medical registration (the minimum requirement is that the doctor must work an average of 168 hours per year during the 3 years prior to the application for registration). 


All conditionally registered doctors must engage in clinical practice under the supervision of an appropriate supervisor approved by SMC. Their clinical work cannot include aesthetic practice. General health screening services should not exceed 20% of their clinical caseload.

Conditionally registered doctors may be considered for full registration among other SMC prevailing criteria (e.g. performance, professional conduct and professionalism, fitness to practise) after they have fulfilled the conditions and periods of supervised practice as in Table 1.

Last Updated :  21 May 2018 14:51