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 (mths)

Ophthalmology

36

(36) + 24

Training Requirements Document

Specialty

Training Requirements

Ophthalmology

Ophthalmology 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

II.G.3

By completion of the residency, each resident must have completed at least the following number of procedures:

 

a) as primary surgeon:

(1) Cataract: 86

(2) Strabismus 10

(3) Corneal Surgery 3

(4) Glaucoma 5

(5) Glaucoma Laser 9

(6) Other Retinal 25

(7) Oculoplastic/ Orbital 28

(8) Globe Trauma 4

 

b) as either the primary surgeon or the first assistant:

(1) Refractive Surgery 6

(2) Retina/Vitreous 10

The requirement in Singapore for the number of Strabismus procedures done as a primary surgeon is 5.

Singapore RAC specification to reflect local disease pattern and practice.

II.G.5

Residents should have a minimum of 36 hours of experience in gross and microscopic examination of pathological specimens through conferences and or study sets as well as the residents’ review of pathological specimens of their patients with a pathologist who has demonstrated expertise in ophthalmic pathology.

Residents should have a minimum of 30 hours of experience in gross and microscopic examination of pathological specimens through conferences and or study sets as well as the residents’ review of pathological specimens of their patients with a pathologist who has demonstrated expertise in ophthalmic pathology.

Singapore RAC specification to reflect local practice.

Requirements for Progression to Senior Resident

Specialty

Requirements

Ophthalmology

  • Pass M.Med (Ophthalmology)
  • PD certification of successful completion of R3 

Exit Criteria

Specialty

Current Exit Examinations / Assessments

Ophthalmology
  • ABMS MCQ
  • Oral Assessment

Co-Payment of Training Fee

Residents in Ophthalmology will co-pay a monthly training fee for the entire duration of their training. The training fee is subject to revision.