Senior Residency Training in Respiratory Medicine

Respiratory Medicine 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 training is fully accredited by the Joint Committee on Specialist Training (JCST).

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).


Duration of training accredited by ACGME-I for residency programme (mths)

Total duration of training in Singapore (mths)

Respiratory Medicine


(24) + 12

Training Requirements Document


Training Requirements

Respiratory Medicine

Respiratory Medicine 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.


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




Fellows must have clinical experience in the evaluation and management of patients:

a) With genetic and developmental disorders of the respiratory in pulmonary rehabilitation

In view that there are no cystic fibrosis cases in Singapore, the fulfilment of this requirement needs not be clinical experience. Can be educational experience.


Locally, we do not have any genetic and developmental disorders cases. We can include cystic fibrosis in the teaching curriculum but no clinical experience.

Exit Criteria


Current Exit Examinations / Assessments

Respiratory Medicine
  • MCQs
  • Oral assessment