Senior Residency Training in Infectious Diseases

Infectious Diseases 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)
Infectious Diseases
24 24) + 12

Training Requirements Document

Specialty

Training Requirements

Infectious Diseases

Infectious Disease 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

IV. A. 1.

A minimum of 12 months must be devoted to clinical experience.

A minimum of 24 months must be devoted to clinical experience

Current ASTs are recommended to undergo at least 36 months of clinical postings and research experience in Infectious Diseases in an accredited programme. The first 24 months of training will be conducted in accredited hospitals in Singapore. The third year is an elective year that may be spent in Singapore or at a recognised overseas centre. These 12 months will be devoted to clinical care or research or a combination of both.

IV. A.4.a

Each fellow must provide patient care consultations or directly oversee students or residents performing consultations totalling at least 250 new patient consults with infectious disease problems

Each fellow must provide patient care consultations or directly oversee students or residents performing consultations totalling at least 600 new patient consults with infectious disease problems, either under direct ID care, or on other services referred for ID consultation. This number is expected to be completed by the end of 3 years training, with at least 400 cases completed by the end of 2 years of ACGME-I accredited training.

Current advanced specialty training requires 900 patient consults to be completed over 3 years.

IV.A.4.b

Fellows should have experience with paediatric infectious diseases.

 

<ACGME-I SUGGESTES THAT DIDACTICS AS WELL AS “DESIRABLE” CLINICAL EXPERIENCE IS OK>

 

1-2 weeks of paediatric infectious disease experience is strongly recommended of all programs

In Singapore, internal medicine and paediatric specialties are not accredited for cross-specialty clinical care.

 

Exit Criteria

Specialty

Current Exit Examinations / Assessments

Infectious Diseases  
  • Clinical assessment
  • Clinical case discussions