Senior Residency Training in Endocrinology

Endocrinology is a 3-year Internal Medicine (IM)-related Senior Residency training programme following the completion of the 3-year IM Residency Training Programme. For details on eligibility criteria and compulsory courses, please refer to the section on Internal Medicine-related specialties.

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 (mths)

Endocrinology

24

(24) + 12

 
Training Requirements Document

Specialty

Training Requirements             

Endocrinology

Endocrinology Residency Training Requirements
 

Singapore Country Addendum to the ACGME-I Advanced Specialty Requirements

The Singapore Country Addendum to the ACGME-I Advanced Specialty Requirements prescribes specialty-specific programme requirements applicable to residency programmes in Singapore as discussed with the ACGME-I and 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.

Section

ACGME-I Specialty-Specific Program Requirements for Graduate Medical Education

Addition/Change

Clarification

I.B.

The educational program in endocrinology, diabetes and metabolism must be 24 months in length.

The educational program in endocrinology, diabetes and metabolism must be 36 months in length, of which, the first 24 months would be ACGME-I accredited, and the remaining 12 months of training program would be governed by the RAC/JCST to meet the local training needs.

The total duration of training for an exit certification in Singapore is 36 months in length.

IV.A.1

A minimum of 12 months must be devoted to clinical experience

Minimum 30 monthsof the 3 year training must be devoted to clinical experience.

Maximum 6 months non-clinical training time (i.e. purely research) can be done only in the last year of training (non ACGME-I accredited year).

Singapore RAC specification for curriculum content.

 

New Addition

Residents are required to acquire knowledge and meet learning objectives in areas of specialized Endocrinology during the 3-year residency programme:

  • Reproductive and Obstetric Endocrinology
  • Nuclear medicine
  • Laboratory Endocrinology
  • Endocrine radiology
  • Post-operative management/ experience in managing Endocrine emergencies/ Neuro-Endocrinology

Singapore RAC specification for curriculum content.

 

New Addition

Residents are required to complete a Paediatric Endocrinology rotation of minimum 8 outpatient clinic sessions.

Singapore RAC specification for curriculum content.

Exit Criteria

Specialty

Current Exit Examinations / Assessments

Endocrinology

  • Written assessment: Case write-ups
  • Oral assessment