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Frequently Asked Questions

A Sponsoring Institution (SI) is an organisation (or entity) that has the primary purpose of providing graduate medical education programs. It assumes the ultimate financial and academic responsibility for a program of Graduate Medical Education (GME). Currently, there are three approved Sponsoring Institutions, namely National Healthcare Group (NHG), National University Health System (NUHS) and Singapore Health Services (SingHealth). Each SI is composed of various healthcare institutions, including national specialist centres and primary care clinics.

1. National Healthcare Group (NHG):

  • Tan Tock Seng Hospital
  • Institute of Mental Health
  • Khoo Teck Puat Hospital
  • National Skin Centre
  • NHG Polyclinics

2. National University Health System (NUHS):

  • National University Hospital
  • Jurong Health / Ng Teng Fong General Hospital
  • St Luke’s Hospital
  • Frontier Healthcare

3. Singapore Health Services (SingHealth):

  • Singapore General Hospital
  • KK Women's and Children’s Hospital
  • Changi General Hospital
  • National Cancer Centre
  • National Heart Centre
  • National Neuroscience Institute
  • Singapore National Eye Centre
  • SingHealth Polyclinics


B. Application for Residency

For doctors who have to re-enlist, they may undergo a period of Residency training prior to their re-enlistment (disruption of Residency training). Generally, re-enlistment for residents occur at the end of postgraduate year 2 (PGY2), which can be at the end of R1 or R2. At the end of the prescribed National Service period, one may resume where training left off. A "refresher" period and assessments may be required before a resident is allowed to join the next residency year.


C. Residency Interview - Multiple-Mini-Interviews (MMI)


D. Letter of Reference (LOR)





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