Post Graduate Year 1
Postgraduate Year 1 (PGY1) forms the first year of postgraduate training after medical school which aims to develop you to be a competent and empathic doctor. It provides you with a broad-based clinical experience to equip you with the necessary medical knowledge and clinical skills. With a diverse and structured training, you will have the opportunity to rotate to various clinical specialties where you can gain exposure to an expansive range of clinical cases and interact with specialists from different fields. We have committed faculty who will ensure adequate supervision and also assist you in making a career choice later in your professional life.
If you are not afraid of hard work, a focused individual and a solid team player we believe that you can benefit very much from this program.
Why Join SingHealth PGY1
Crossing Disciplines Across the Country
SingHealth offers the largest number of clinical specialties and the most comprehensive patient case-mix in Singapore. You can look forward to enhancing your confidence and sharpening your mind and skills as a physician as you take on a wide spectrum of clinical cases.
Tailor Your Education For The Right Fit
There is something for every SingHealth PGY1. Take your pick from a wide range of specialties and subspecialties. In addition we have a variety of academic activities which includes educational conferences, case conferences and topic reviews. All SingHealth PGY1 can expect the same educational program during their Medicine and Surgery rotations which our Residents enjoy.
Outstanding Faculty As Dedicated Mentors
SingHealth has a pool of outstanding Faculty who are well-known leaders in their respective specialties. Always ready to share their knowledge and insights, our dedicated mentors are passionate about nurturing future generations of physicians.
Welfare & Benefits
As a SingHealth PGY1, you have access to the many welfare and benefits provided for our Residents.
SingHealth PGY1 rotations take place at SingHealth hospitals. These include Singapore General Hospital (SGH) and KK Women’s and Children’s Hospital (KKH), as well as our major participating site, Changi General Hospital (CGH). SingHealth PGY1s will benefit from the Medicine and Surgery postings, gaining a wide-ranging exposure to hone their fundamental clinical skills. Part of the SMC’s licensing requirements also requires our SingHealth PGY1 to complete compulsory postings as outlined in the chart below.
SAMPLE ROTATION CHART
* Elective postings are only applicable to SingHealth PGY1s who start their first posting in May. Elective postings can be from one of the following: Emergency Medicine/ Dermatology/ General Surgery/ Internal Medicine/ Obstetrics & Gynecology/ Orthopaedic Surgery/ Pediatrics/ Geriatric Medicine/ Cardiac Thoracic & Vascular Surgery/ Haematology/ Oncology/ Medical Oncology/ Neonatology/ Neurosurgery/ Pediatrics CTVS/ Pediatrics Neurosurgery / Pediatrics Surgery..
During your PGY1 training, PGY1s make the most of the opportunity to rotate to various clinical specialties. You will gain invaluable experience as a clinician and be empowered to choose your area of specialization for a stellar future.
Assoc Prof Lim Swee Han, Senior Consultant, Department of Emergency Medicine, SGH
Dr Goh Guat Keng Yvonne, Consultant, Accident and Emergency Department, CGH
SGH & KKH