The SingHealth Urology Residency Program is a six-year robust training program including two years of Surgery-In-General to prepare you to be a competent General Urologist.
Our Residency Program offers a diverse training experience encompassing many aspects of Urology. Many of the urologic subspecialties – General Urology, Female Urology/Urodynamics, Urologic Oncology, Infertility/Andrology, Endourologic/Laparoscopic/Robotic Surgery, Reconstructive Urology and Renal Transplant are taught by a dedicated team of Faculty, who emphasizes both holistic patient care and Resident education.
Most of our Faculty members hold teaching positions with the Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine at the National University of Singapore (NUS) and Duke-NUS Graduate Medical School. Our Faculty members are also actively involved at the highest level of training and training administration, both locally and at an international level.
If you value teamwork, have an inquisitive nature and ability to think and ‘see’ beyond the obvious, and enjoy lifelong learning, you will fit right in at Urology. You are invited to join the program after completing either your Transitional Year (TY) or Housemanship. You can also apply for the program in your TY or Housemanship Year.
Why Join SingHealth Urology Residency Program
Vast and comprehensive patient case mix
Being the leading and largest public healthcare cluster in Singapore, SingHealth offers a comprehensive span of patient case mix ranging from routine cases to rare and complex entities encountered in Urology. This offers you an unparalleled exposure to the exciting and dynamic world of Urology.
Committed Faculty members
The Urology Faculty consists of academic and clinical Urologists who can provide you with specialized training in various areas in Urology. Designed as a team-based mentorship program, our Residency lets you learn first-hand the clinical and office-based side of Urology. You will begin operating alongside an experienced surgeon from the first day of your Urology Residency.
Mentors work closely with each Resident to provide strong Faculty support. There is a cohesive team spirit and accountability within our department. During the progress of your training, you will no doubt gain the necessary knowledge and skills to become a competent and practicing Urologist.
We are very appreciative of our trainees and make every effort to ensure that our new Residents are highly qualified and motivated. If you choose to become a Resident in our program, we will work together with you towards your career as a future outstanding Urologist.
Vast and fulfilling training experiences
You can expect an unrivalled and fulfilling learning experience with a comprehensive lineup of training activities. This includes structured lectures and tutorials, clinical teaching such as Grand Ward Rounds, Journal Club, M&M sessions, X-Ray meetings, topic presentations, multi-disciplinary clinical meetings such as Uropathological meetings, the Tumor board, as well as hospital-wide Clinico-Pathological conferences. There are also ample opportunities for you to participate in scholarly activities, provide feedback on training and contribute to improving our program.
Urology Residents are required to complete two years of Surgery-In-General(SIG) Residency, which includes:
• 12 months in General Surgery rotation
• Three months each in Emergency Medicine & Anaesthesia/Critical Care
• Three months in the assigned surgical specialty
• Three months in a rotation relevant to the surgical specialty
In addition, all Urology Residents are to complete:
• Six months of General Surgery
• Three-and-a-half years of Clinical Urology
Residents rotate through three hospitals for their clinical training:
Singapore General Hospital (SGH), KK Women’s and Children’s Hospital (KKH) as well as at our major participating site, Changi General Hospital (CGH). This combination of hospitals gives Residents the opportunity to care for a wide variety of patients who present a broad range of Urological diseases.
SAMPLE ROTATION CHART (click to enlarge)
Clinician Scientist Track
Residents interested in pursuing the Clinician Scientist pathway can further extend their research period to pursue a degree in Masters or PhD. There are also opportunities to further your career in medical education for those interested to become Clinician Educators.
Further information on the vast options for clinical research can be discussed in detail with members of our Surgery Academic Clinical Program (ACP).
Graduating Residents are well trained for entry either into further academic fellowships training of their choice or immediate professional practice.
SingHealth is the largest public healthcare delivery system in Singapore. The upcoming Sengkang General Hospital, slated for completion in 2018, will soon be an exciting addition to the system. To fulfill our vision and mission while focusing on the patient at the heart of all we do, we are actively searching for committed and dynamic individuals to join us.
Program DirectorAssoc Prof Weber Lau Kam On, Senior Consultant, Department of Urology, SGH