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Graduate Medical Education

Yishun Health has a longstanding tradition of providing high quality clinical training to our learners, aiming to groom them to become outstanding healthcare professionals, who will serve the community with passion and be future leaders in healthcare. In collaboration with the National Healthcare Group (NHG) and the Ministry of Health (MOH), our residents and trainees are immersed in a diverse and stimulating learning environment augmented by an experienced teaching faculty, and a comprehensive range of medical services.

Residents and trainees are further supported by a broad range of administrative services provided by a team of dedicated program coordinators under the Graduate Medical Education (GME) office at Khoo Teck Puat Hospital (KTPH) led by Dr Phua Eng Joo (Associate Designated Institutional Official, NHG Residency).

Dr Phua Eng Joo
Associate Designated Institutional Official
NHG Residency
Senior Consultant & Division Head, General Medicine

National Post Graduate Year 1 (PGY1) Training

The National PGY1 Training at KTPH includes rotations in General Medicine, General Surgery and Orthopaedics Surgery. Our experienced faculty is dedicated to teaching and mentoring the next generation of doctors. Our aim is to create a supportive environment for the development of junior doctors by providing a structured and broad-based education in General Medicine, General Surgery and Orthopaedic Surgery.

Find out more about NHG Post Graduate Year 1 (PGY1) Training at TTSH

NHG Residency Programmes

Alongside NHG Residency, GME office coordinates the administration of the following medical residency training programmes:

  • Advanced Internal Medicine
  • Anaesthesiology
  • Cardiology
  • Dermatology
  • Diagnostic Radiology
  • Emergency Medicine
  • Endocrinology
  • Family Medicine
  • Gastroenterology
  • General Surgery
  • Geriatric Medicine
  • Internal Medicine
  • Plastic Surgery
  • Psychiatry
  • Ophthalmology
  • Orthopaedic Surgery
  • Otorhinolaryngology
  • Rehabilitation Medicine
  • Renal Medicine
  • Respiratory Medicine
  • Surgery-in-General
  • Urology

Find out more about NHG Residency Programmes

MOH Training Programmes

The following training programmes aim to provide trainees with the opportunity to develop their ability to deliver appropriate care to patients, through the learning and support from our experienced faculty and to enable them to qualify for exit as a specialist.

Basic, Advanced and Seamless Specialist Training

  • Palliative Medicine
  • Sports Medicine
  • Intensive Care Medicine
  • Chemical Pathology
  • Dermatology

Find out more about Basic, Advanced and Seamless Specialist Training

National Pharmacy Residency Programme (Post Graduate Year 2)

  • Cardiology
  • Geriatric Medicine

Find out more about National Pharmacy Residency Programme (Post Graduate Year 2)

LKC School of Medicine Graduate Diploma in Sports Medicine

The following training programmes aim to provide trainees with the opportunity to develop their ability to deliver appropriate care to patients, through the learning and support from our experienced faculty and to enable them to qualify for exit as a specialist.

KTPH Sports Medicine Centre (SMC) hosts the Lee Kong Chian (LKC) School of Medicine Graduate Diploma in Sports Medicine. This is a year long program aimed at practicing doctors at the postgraduate level with an interest in sports medicine. The students are attached to the centre for 20 hours of clinical attachment during the program. This is an important part of the program which KTPH SMC participates in.

KTPH SMC sees about 10-12 students each year in this program with rotations to different areas within our multidisciplinary centre including sports and exercise medicine, sports surgery, physiotherapy, podiatry, acupuncture and sports dietetics.

Find out more about Lee Kong Chian School of Medicine Graduate Diploma in Sports Medicine