Obstetrics & Gynecology
Program Director Message
A four year comprehensive training program, the Obstetrics & Gynecology (O&G) Residency Program at SingHealth will prepare you to become not only a competent obstetrician and gynaecologist, but a leader in your field.
Advance your academic and research skills with our nurturing education environment, which offers a wide range of clinical activities. Learn alongside senior doctors who are experts in the field as you function as a valuable member of the healthcare team and gain exposure to labour wards, outpatient clinics, and the operating theatre.
Our subspecialty areas include:
• Gynecological Oncology
• Maternal-Fetal Medicine
• Minimally Invasive Surgery
• Reproductive Medicine
Why Join SingHealth Residency Obstetrics & Gynecology Program?
Delivering care to more than 500,000 women and children. Our institutions provide specialized care for women and babies. Every year, more than 500,000 women and children visit us as inpatients or outpatients. In addition, one-third of all couples in Singapore choose to deliver their babies at our institutions. This represents unparalleled exposure for you in the field.
Largest O&G Cluster in Singapore
As the largest
O&G cluster in Singapore, SingHealth is a leading training center for the
field of O&G both locally and internationally. Our hospitals, KK Women’s
and Children’s Hospital (KKH) and Singapore General Hospital (SGH), are major
medical facilities which have successfully nurtured generations of
obstetricians and gynecologists in Singapore, who are the leaders in healthcare
and the medical community today.
Wide Exposure to Extensive O&G Case-mix
Be exposed to an extensive range of O&G case mix every day at SingHealth; ranging from routine cases to rare and complex entities. On a day to day basis, you will have the opportunity to see and manage pathology that other residents will only read about in textbooks. Over 500,000 women and children visit us per year, and our institutions are the referral centers for the nation of Singapore. In addition, one-third of all couples in Singapore choose to deliver their babies at our institutions
Faculty of O&G Experts
The SingHealth O&G Residency Program has an outstanding pool of faculty with many years of experience in O&G as well as in teaching and medical education. They are highly committed to imparting their skills to aspiring physicians and have proven track record of mentoring and guiding young doctors.
The program's main mission is to nurture the next generation of OBGYN specialists to become successful community OBGYN generalists, hospitalists and subspecialists. Our major objectives seek to balance service and education, and nurture the right attitude and ethical behavior. Housing two major tertiary referral centres for women, SingHealth is the perfect place to begin your journey in Obstetrics and Gynaecology (OBGYN) as you will be exposed to the discipline at both KK Women's and Children's Hospital (KKH) and the Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, Singapore General Hospital. The residency training program has adopted the US residency training philosophy, but at the same time, retains the beneficial aspects of the previous seamless UK training system in order to meet local healthcare needs. To provide you with a firm foundation in OBGYN, you will be exposed to a wide range of clinical experiences and subspecialty postings.
Residency training can be challenging and our faculty is attentive to the welfare of their residents including work-life balance, working hours and night duties. Our residents meet regularly as a group to discuss matters affecting patient care and residency training. The program has an empathetic support network for residents who need short-term counseling. With the support of our teaching faculty and administrative staff, you will learn to be confident to deal with the challenges on your path to being an Obstetrician and Gynecologist.
We welcome you to join our residency program and be the next generation of SingHealth OBGYN specialist
O&G rotations take place mainly at KK Women’s and Children’s Hospital and Singapore General Hospital. Our hospitals have diverse patient populations that offer you well-rounded training perspectives in O&G.
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 O&G 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.
Our residents are given the opportunities to be nominated as the resident mentor for local and overseas medical students.
As the largest
healthcare service provider in Singapore, O&G 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.
Best Program Award, Residency in SingHealth Excel (RiSE) Award 2012
Best Program Award, Residency in SingHealth Excel (RiSE) Award 2014
Best Program Award, Residency in SingHealth Excel (RiSE) Award 2016
Most Improved ACGME-I Program in SingHealth Excel (RiSE) Award 2016
Best Program Award, Residency in SingHealth Excel (RiSE) Award 2017
Dr Manisha Mathur
Consultant, Obstetrics and Gynecology, KKH
Telephone: 6394 8483