Duration of Residency Training in Singapore

The duration of residency training accredited by ACGME-I and that required for exit certification by the Specialists Accreditation Board is listed in the following table. Where the duration for accreditation exceeds that of ACGME-I, the remaining time will be accredited by the Joint Committee on Specialist Training (JCST).

Specialty Duration of training accredited by ACGME-I for residency programme (mths)  Total duration of training in Singapore (mnths) 
Anatomical Pathology 36 (36) + 24 

Training Requirements Document

 Specialty Training Requirements 
 Anatomical Pathology Anatomical Pathology Residency Training Requirements 
Updated 24 August 2018 

Please refer to the ACGME-I website for the Pathology Advanced Specialty Requirements.

Requirements for Progression to Senior Resident

Specialty Requirements
Anatomical Pathology

For AY2018 Cohort and before

  • Pass “ABMS MCQ”
  • PD certification of successful completion of R3
  • Residents, who do not pass ABMS MCQ by June 2021, will be required to

    pass the FRCPath Part 1 for progression

For residents entering R1 from July 2019 onwards

  • Pass FRCPath Part 1
  • PD Certification of successful completion of R3

Exit Criteria

Specialty Current Exit Examinations / Assessments
Anatomical Pathology
  • RCPA Part 1 & 2 or
  • FRCPath Part 1 & 2