Why SingHealth Residency?
Choosing a specialty for residency training and where you train will determine to a large extent the rest of your medical career. It is an important decision and one that we at SingHealth Residency would like to help you to make wisely. SingHealth Residency is committed to nurturing each Resident into a well-rounded clinician and more importantly to have a fulfilling career in Medicine.
Leader in Academic Medicine
SingHealth is the largest and leading public healthcare group in Singapore with 2 hospitals, 5 national specialty centers and a network of 9 polyclinics. As a leader in Academic Medicine, SingHealth offers a spectrum of 42 specialties and a thriving culture of scientific discovery and bench-to-bedside research to hone your clinical acumen and develop your scientific inquiry skills for better patient outcomes. This strong consolidation of clinical expertise and medical best practices provides a competitive and holistic learning environment for you.
Wide range of patient case mix
Patient care is one of SingHealth’s three pillars supporting our aim in delivering world-class standards of healthcare to every patient. Millions of patients trust us with their lives every year as we provide quality integrated healthcare that is affordable and accessible. Our diverse and truly extensive case mix gives you wide exposure to medical conditions and treatments that will enhance your training experience and learning efficiency.
24 ACGME-I Accredited Programs
SingHealth Residency offers you 34 programs for a fulfilling career in Medicine. Out of which 24 are internationally-accredited and have completed 4 successful rounds of accreditation by the Accreditation Council of Graduate Medical Education – International (ACGME-I). Our Residency programs will give you the quality training that you need to practice as a competent clinician, pushing the frontiers of Medicine and care innovation.
Joint Partnership with Duke-NUS Graduate Medical School (GMS)
With Academic Medicine and SingHealth's strategic partnership with the Duke-NUS GMS, we combine the collective strengths of SingHealth’s large clinical volumes and expertise with Duke-NUS’ biomedical research and medical capabilities. This translates to continuous learning and career development opportunities for our Residents, from grooming Clinician Scientists to transforming healthcare with care innovation as medical leaders.
A strong culture of research and innovation cuts across all disciplines in our institutions. The infusion of the Duke-NUS GMS further strengthens the integration of academia, research and the practice of medicine. With the establishment of the Academic Clinical Programs, our clinicians work in close collaboration with scientists to integrate clinical care, education and research for the improvement of patient care. Residents can work alongside Clinician Scientists to bring research outcomes from bench to bedside. The newly opened Academia, together with the new building for the National Heart Centre Singapore in Outram Campus which will be ready in 2014, will bring medical education to new heights with their cutting-edge training facilities.
Dedicated and Renowned Faculty
Since the 1900s, SingHealth has groomed generations of healthcare professionals. You will learn from well-known leaders in their respective specialties as you embark on your medical career with the SingHealth Residency. Our dedicated pool of Faculty with vast clinical and pedagogy experience, are committed to mentoring and guiding you as they equip you with the skills in becoming an excellent clinician.
Our Faculty continuously undergo pedagogy development through Faculty Development Programs provided by the Academic Medicine Education Institute (AM•EI) and Center for Resident and Faculty Development (CRAFD). In addition, SingHealth leverages on innovative pedagogy methods such as medical simulation, interactive games, digital media and eLearning in GME. Such optimises Residents’ learning experiences and effectiveness. Medical simulation is one of our unique teaching methods here at SingHealth. Through simulation of lifelike medical scenarios using hi-fidelity manikins, Residents would be able to effectively practise and refine their skills without putting patients at risk.
Benefits of SingHealth Residency Appointment
MOH Holdings Pte Ltd (MOHH) being the Residents’ employer will be responsible for payment of Residents’ salaries, claims, allowances and other reimbursements. The salary for each Residents shall be in accordance with MOHH’s approved salary range/structure for Residents, and will give due recognition to his or her Post-Graduate year, previous clinical work experience (if any), assessed caliber, and other relevant determinants.
Financial assistance such as the Personal Training Fund from MOHH is also made available to support Residents when they sign up for training activities such as local and overseas courses, conferences, exams, and medical-related programs.
In addition to the benefits provided by MOHH, other benefits that are offered by SingHealth as the Sponsoring Institution to ensure Resident welfare are:
· s Supplementary Resident Training Fund for Residents to tap on when the Resident’s Personal Training Fund from MOHH sponsorships have been exhausted for their training needs.
- s Complimentary participation in courses conducted by SingHealth Academy or other SingHealth hospitals
s Free counseling services are also available to provide counselling services for Residents who encountered challenges in the course of Residency training.
s Each Resident will be issued with a Toughbook during onboarding, refreshed at a regular interval and will last for the entire Residency.
Applicants interested to apply for Residency can further find out more on the terms and conditions of appointment from MOHH. To learn more about the Residency Application guidelines, please refer to the Apply Now section here.