Duration of Residency Training in Singapore

The duration of training in Paediatric Surgery is 72 months, including 24 months of Surgery-in-General training, or 3 years for doctors who have completed a General Surgery Training Programme. The programmes are accredited by the Joint Committee on Specialist Training (JCST).

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Training Requirements Document


Training Requirements

Paediatric Surgery

Paediatric Surgery Residency Training Requirements

Requirements for Progression to Advanced Training



Paediatric Surgery

  • Pass MRCS
  • Successful completion of Surgery-In-General programme and Year 3 of training
  • Achieve a minimum grade of ‘satisfactory’ at the end-of-year assessment by the HOD/ programme director and faculty of the training sites (NUH / KKH)

Exit Criteria


Current Exit Examinations / Assessments

Paediatric Surgery
  • Clinical assessment: clinical short cases
  • Oral assessment