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You can apply for the following residency programmes: 

  • Family Medicine
    Family Medicine is one of the most important expanding programmes under the residency system. Family Physicians can apply to specialise in Palliative Medicine, Sports Medicine and Geriatric Medicine. 

  • Anaesthesiology 
  • Cardiothoracic Surgery 
  • Diagnostic Radiology 
  • Emergency Medicine 
  • General Surgery 
  • Hand Surgery 
  • *Internal Medicine 
  • Neurosurgery 
  • Obstetrics and Gynaecology 
  • Ophthalmology 
  • Otorhinolaryngology 
  • Orthopaedic Surgery 
  • Pathology 
  • Paediatric Medicine 
  • Plastic Surgery 
  • Preventive Medicine 
  • Psychiatry 
  • Radiation Oncology 
  • Urology 

* Internal Medicine Related Specialties 

  • Advanced Internal Medicine 
  • Cardiology 
  • Dermatology 
  • Endocrinology 
  • Gastroenterology 
  • Geriatric Medicine 
  • Haematology 
  • Infectious Diseases 
  • Medical Oncology 
  • Neurology 
  • Nuclear Medicine 
  • Renal Medicine 
  • Rehabilitation Medicine 
  • Respiratory Medicine 
  • Rheumatology 

 For details on which programmes are offered by the various SIs, please visit the websites of the respective SIs: 

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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