The job of a Radiologist is challenging and diverse. You should be a problem solver and be able to spot clues on an X-ray film, and combine your findings with clinical history and laboratory results to arrive at a diagnosis.
With interventional radiological procedures, you play a major role in patient care through the use of various imaging modalities like Ultrasound, CT and Fluoroscopy, to perform biopsies and treat patients.
The SingHealth Residency Diagnostic Radiology Program is a five-year structured training program. It aims to equip aspiring radiologists with the knowledge, clinical skills and qualifications required to meet the challenges of a fast-paced, high-tech field of medicine.
If interpreting medical images to diagnose illnesses and help save lives sounds like what you would love to do, then Diagnostic Radiology is for you.
Our Subspecialty Areas
• Neuroradiology / Head & Neck Imaging
• Abdominal Imaging
• Cardiothoracic Imaging
• Emergency Radiology
• Musculoskeletal Imaging
• Women’s Imaging (Breast and Obstetrics & Gynecological)
• Pediatric Imaging
• Nuclear Medicine
• Interventional Radiology
Why Join SingHealth Residency Diagnostic Radiology Program
Depth and Breadth of Clinical Material
With rotations at the hospitals of Singapore’s largest healthcare cluster, aspiring Radiologists can expect exposure to a high volume and broad spectrum of disease conditions from a wide case-mix.
Mix of Clinical and Academic Activities
The SingHealth Residency Diagnostic Radiology Program curriculum offers a balanced exposure mixture of clinical and academic activities with ample opportunities to interact with the faculty through small-group tutorials, didactic lectures, supervised clinical radiology reporting and more in the performing and protocoling of various radiological and interventional examinations.
Focus on Personal Development
At SingHealth, we value personal development. Beyond the core curriculum, you can look forward to participating in short modules on topics such as Evidence-based Radiology, Leadership in Radiology, Informatics in Radiology and Quality Improvement in Radiology.
Dedicated Award-Winning Radiology Faculty
Our outstanding pool of award-winning faculty have a wealth of experience in Radiology and medical education and are highly committed to training the next generation Radiologists.
Opportunities in Research and Teaching
Imaging has now become a major research tool to monitor treatment with drugs and surgery. As the biomedical industry develops in Singapore, Radiologists can look forward to more research collaboration opportunities with the industry. In addition, the trans-specialty nature of Radiology also offers opportunities for Radiologists to teach and contribute to medical education across divisions.
Residency rotations will take place in Singapore General Hospital, KK Women’s and Children’s Hospital, National Neuroscience Institute, National Cancer Centre Singapore and other major participating site, Changi General Hospital. At SingHealth, , residents will train in Singapore’s national specialty centres and the world’s most established teaching hospitals and clinical specialty departments.
A transitional or housemanship year is required for the acquisition of skills and knowledge relevant to the clinical aspects of diseases.
SAMPLE ROTATION CHART
* FRCR: The Royal College of Radiologists Examinations
** Only for Clinician-Scientist Resident
The Clinician-Scientist (CS) Program is a six-year structured training program. Year 1 to Year 4 equip CS Residents with the knowledge, clinical skills and qualifications of a Radiologist. CS research training will commence in Year 5 after the CS Resident has completed FRCR examinations. All CS Residents will be given protected time to pursue research activities and formal research education.
Upon completion of the program, doctors who have been accredited with the Specialists Accreditation Board may apply for the position of Associate Consultant and continue with advanced training in the subspecialty of interest. Job scope and promotion requirements vary between hospitals, but there will be opportunities to pursue tracks in radiology administration, research and education as well as core clinical sub-specialties.
Assoc Prof Winston Lim Eng Hoe, Senior Consultant and Deputy Head (Research & Education), Dept of Diagnostic Radiology, SGH, Associate Professor, Duke-NUS Graduate Medical School Singapore