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Overview

The primary educational goal of our well-rounded and comprehensive Anaesthesiology Residency Program is to provide you the opportunity to develop to the maximum of your ability. Residents are exposed to a diverse range of clinical experience through structured subspecialty rotations that allow flexibility to meet individual goals and objectives. 

Throughout your training, you will learn from and alongside seniors and mentors as you function as an invaluable member of the healthcare team. With timely supervision, nurturing mentors and an emphasis on lifelong learning, you will be equipped with the skills and values expected of a well-balanced, knowledgeable and compassionate consultant.

Why Join SingHealth Residency Anaesthesiology Program

Well-rounded and comprehensive, the Anaesthesiology Residency Program is designed to provide you with maximum opportunities to develop your full potential. You will be exposed to a diverse range of clinical experience through structured subspecialty rotations that will give you the flexibility to meet your individual
goals and objectives.

Throughout your training, you will learn from and practice alongside seniors and mentors, always functioning as an invaluable member of the healthcare team. Through timely supervision, nurturing mentors and an emphasis on lifelong learning, you will be equipped with the skills and values expected of a well-balanced, knowledgeable and compassionate consultant.

 

Diverse, exciting rotations with a wide exposure

The SingHealth Anaesthesiology Residency Program covers a wide range of clinical anaesthesia exposure from Singapore General Hospital (SGH), KK Women’s and Children’s Hospital (KKH), Changi General Hospital (CGH), National Cancer Centre Singapore (NCCS), National Heart Centre Singapore (NHCS), National Dental Centre Singapore (NDCS), Singapore National Eye Centre (SNEC) and National Neuroscience Institute (NNI). This close proximity and wide patient case-mix provides unique multidisciplinary opportunities for rigorous and rewarding medical training, patient care and research.

 

A multi-faceted and dynamic education experience

Empower yourself through a rigorous education, structured with the aim of providing ample opportunities for Residents and Faculty to interact and enhance learning with local experts and visiting professors.

The wide span of educational activities – including morbidity and mortality meetings, incident reporting, intensive care grand ward rounds, subspecialty interactive teaching programs, critical appraisal of research publications and multidisciplinary learning forums – will furnish your expertise with the best of Academic Medicine. You will find yourself well-prepared for the Master of
Medicine (Anaesthesiology) and FANZCA examinations through the conduct of intensive didactic curriculum, mock viva voce and written examinations.

 

Meet the biggest names in Anaesthesiology

Our Faculty comprises a diverse group of skilled and talented Anaesthesiologists across SingHealth who are recognised leaders in their field, having published and lectured extensively. With a passion for nurturing future specialists, our Faculty is always approachable, supportive and dedicated. 

 

The Curriculum

The Resident entering our Anaesthesiology training program will spend five years acquiring the skills, knowledge and expertise essential to the modern evidence-based practice of Anaesthesiology. Drawing upon the vast resources of SingHealth and the mentorship of its brilliant Faculty, our Residents learn to care for an extremely diverse and medically challenging patient population. There exists here a culture of teaching and active learning that occurs in both the clinical setting and the tutorial rooms. Our Faculty is extremely approachable, supportive and excellent at hands-on teaching.

During the five years of Residency training, experience is gained systematically through a block rotation system. Progression from one
postgraduate year to the next involves a graduated increase in responsibility at each Resident level, commensurate with their developing skills, independence and clinical acumen. This curriculum also includes several months of elective time that Residents can spend pursuing their unique clinical and research interests.

 

SAMPLE ROTATION CHART

 

 

Career Prospects

Exciting career options are available the moment you complete your Residency as an Associate Consultant. As a newly promoted specialist, seize the opportunity to train in your field of subspecialisation through cutting-edge international fellowship
programs. Institutional and academic appointments are available for our highly qualified consultants as they pursue their careers along clinical, research, educational or leadership tracks.  

A Wealth of Research Opportunities

SingHealth possesses a strong research culture, further strengthened by an exciting collaboration with Duke-NUS and the Academic Medicine Research Institute. This collaboration aims to further develop an academic milieu for new discoveries, which ultimately leads to improved patient care.

You will get to participate in research with experienced mentors who will provide
expert guidance in designing and conducting research protocols of your own in a
supportive environment. Above all, you will join the ranks of Residents who have
gained opportunities to present their research at various conferences.

 

Please click on this link to direct you to SingHealth Anaesthesiology Residency Program webpage for more details.

 

 

Program Director

A/Prof Koh Liang Khai Darren, Senior Consultant, Dept of Anesthesiology, SGH

 

Physician Faculty

 

 

Contact Details

Email: AnaesthesiaResidency@singhealth.com.sg

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