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Orthopaedic Surgery



As Singapore grapples with the challenges of an ageing population, Orthopaedics is set to become a more important specialty as demand for specialists who deal with degenerative conditions continues to rise.

With more people leading an active lifestyle and taking up sporting activities, there will also be an increase in demand for Orthopaedic Surgeons who are able to deal with the sport injuries.

A six-year structured program, the SingHealth Residency Orthopaedics Program is set to equip you with the knowledge, skills and attitudes required of an orthopaedic surgeon upon the completion of your training.We are looking for Residents who are committed and willing to take up the challenge to be the next generation of Orthopaedic surgeons.  You should be an adaptable team player and be open to new ideas to push the frontiers of Orthopaedics.

Our Subspecialty Areas

    Spine Service

    Foot and Ankle Service

    Adult Reconstruction (AR) Service

    Sports Service

    Musculoskeletal Tumor Service

    Orthopedic Trauma Service

•    Hand Surgery Service

    Pediatric Service

Why Join SingHealth Residency Orthopaedics Program

Depth and Breadth of Orthopaedic Clinical Material

As the leading and largest healthcare cluster in Singapore, SingHealth sees a comprehensive range of patient cases. The variety and complexity of the case-mix provides you with wide exposure to clinical cases, and allows you to gain different perspectives as you cultivate your mindset and hone your skills as an orthopaedic surgeon. 

State-of-the-art Orthopaedic Diagnostic Centre
As an Orthopaedic Resident at SingHealth, you can look forward to working at a specialized Orthopaedic Diagnostic Centre (ODC) - the only one of its kind in Singapore. The Centre was set up to track and benchmark clinical outcomes for Orthopaedic procedures against internationally published data from leading Orthopaedic Centers in the world and has contributed to research that has led to numerous peer-reviewed publications.

Renowned Orthopaedic Faculty and Dedicated Mentors

Our faculty team of senior surgeons are regionally and internationally recognized in the field of Orthopaedics.  Passionate about raising the next generation of orthopedic surgeons, they have published and lectured extensively, demonstrating a high commitment to medical and academic excellence. 


Supportive and Dynamic Learning Environment

SingHealth offers an educational and supportive environment to help you deal with a wide range of Orthopaedic conditions, including musculoskeletal trauma, congenital disorders, sports injuries or degenerative diseases. As a Resident, you can look forward to competency-based, structured assessments and regular supervision and feedback by mentors to help you develop as a well-rounded Orthopedic Surgeon capable of dealing with the multitude of problems that afflict the musculoskeletal system.

The Curriculum

Orthopaedic rotations will take place at Singapore General Hospital (SGH), KK Women's and Children's Hospital (KKH) and major participating site, Changi General Hospital (CGH), so you can be exposed to various orthopaedic procedures including joints, spinal, athroscopic surgeries and hip and knee replacements.

As a Resident, you will participate in ward rounds, outpatient specialist clinics and surgeries, and you can expect to progress from one postgraduate year to the next with greater empowerment to practice as an Orthopaedic Surgeon.





Clinician-Scientist Track
Aspiring Orthopaedic Clinician-Scientists will undergo an additional year of training as compared to Clinicians. The Clinician-Scientist (CS) Track includes a 3-month intensive research attachment with research units and all Clinician-Scientists will be involved in research activities on a weekly basis.

Under the Clinician-Scientist Track, Residents in Year 4 will also complete a 2-year Master of Clinical Investigation program offered by the National University of Singapore (NUS) while undergoing their Clinician education.


Career Prospects
Bright career prospects await Orthopaedic Residents.
Choose from a variety of career tracks to choose from, including Clinicians, Clinician-Scientists, Clinical Educatorsand Clinician Administrators. Following Residency completion, you will be an Associate Consultant and can look forward to subspecialty training via the Health Manpower Development Program (HMDP) or hospital-sponsored programs.



Program Director

Assoc Prof Inderjeet Singh Rikhraj, Senior Consultant, Dept of Orthopedic Surgery, SGH, Visiting Associate Professor, NTU


Physician Faculty


Contact Details
Email: OrthoResidency@singhealth.com.sg

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