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Who we are

The Singapore Medical Council (SMC) is a statutory board under the Ministry of Health.

Functions of the Singapore Medical Council


Section 5 of the Medical Registration Act (Cap 174) states that the functions of the SMC are to:

  • Keep and maintain registers of registered medical practitioners;
  • Approve or reject applications for medical registration under the MRA or to approve any such application subject to such restrictions as it may think fit;
  • Issue practising certificates to registered medical practitioners;
  • Make recommendations to the appropriate authorities on the courses of instructions and examinations leading to the Singapore degree;
  • Make recommendations to the appropriate authorities for the training and education of registered medical practitioners;
  • Determine and regulate the conduct and ethics of registered medical practitioners; and
  • Generally do all such acts and matters and things as are necessary to be carried out under the MRA.