Internal medicine deals with the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of adult diseases.
The Internal Medicine Residency Program at SingHealth is a three-year program designed to provide you with the clinical skills and broad knowledge you need to become clinician leaders of Internal Medicine.
Understand the interrelationships between health and diseases for the community at large in a learning environment that encourages independent thinking and an enquiring mind.
If this sounds like what you would love to do, read on to find out more.
Our subspecialty areas include:
• Geriatric Medicine
• Infectious Disease
• Internal Medicine
• Medical Oncology
• Palliative Medicine
• Rehabilitation Medicine
• Renal Medicine
• Respiratory & Critical Care
Why Join SingHealth Residency Internal Medicine Program
Unrivaled Clinical Case-mix
The comprehensive range of patient case-mix at SingHealth gives you wide exposure to clinical cases. The thoughtful balance of inpatient and ambulatory experiences on the Program will allow you to develop your confidence and cultivate your mindset as an Internist.
Wide range of Academic Activities
With so many subspecialties under one roof, SingHealth offers a wide variety of academic activities for you to learn from the best in academic medicine. You can look forward to continuity clinics, educational conferences, research and mentorship opportunities.
Renowned Faculty and Dedicated Mentors
The specialty of Internal Medicine in SingHealth has a long tradition of producing dedicated teachers. You will be supervised by subspecialists who are widely-recognized as leading clinicians in their field and have an excellent track record in teaching and medical education.
Structured Curriculum and Effective Learning
With competency-based, structured assessments and regular feedback by mentors on your progress, you would be equipped to learn more effectively.
The SingHealth Internal Medicine Program is a three-year program that prepares you for a career in Internal Medicine at a tertiary institution, or at a clinical practice in an academic institution.
SingHealth offers the finest training opportunities in Internal Medicine, as training takes place mainly at two sites – Singapore General Hospital (SGH) and Major Participating Site, Changi General Hospital (CGH).
Rotations may also include National Cancer Centre Singapore (NCCS), National Heart Centre Singapore (NHCS) and National Neuroscience Institute (NNI), three well-established national referral centres in Singapore, which will greatly enrich your training experience.
SAMPLE ROTATION CHART
Residents who wish to develop themselves in the area of clinical research have the opportunity to pursue research through the Clinician-Scientist Track. As Medicine is an Academic Clinical Program with four established career tracks for doctors (clinician-practitioner, clinician-investigator, clinician-educator and clinician-administrator), residents can pursue a clinician-investigator career should they have the aptitude for research.
As the largest healthcare service provider in Singapore, Internal Medicine Residents can look forward to career opportunities and job rotations at many SingHealth institutions, and take their professional development to the next level through our comprehensive training and development initiatives.
Upon completion of their Residency training, senior residents can apply for the following Senior Residency programs:
1. Advance IM
3. Neurology - SGH / Neurology - TTSH
4. Respiratory/Critical Care
8. Palliative Medicine
12. Rehabilitation Medicine
13. Gastroenterology / Hepatology
14. Infectious Disease
15. Nuclear Medicine
Dr Tham Chee Kian, Senior Consultant, Division of Medical Oncology, NCCS