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Pre-Professional Education Unit:
Yishun Community Hospital
Tower E, Level 4
For Health Professionals
As a partnering healthcare institution, YH provides training in undergraduate medical education for three local medical schools:
Around 1000 medical students rotate through over 30 clinical postings here annually. Each posting is led by a teaching lead from the respective clinical department and supported by a posting coordinator from the Pre-Employment Clinical Training (PECT) Medical Team. The hospital has a comprehensive range of medical specialties and diverse patient base. A variety of pedagogical approaches are used, tailored to meet and enhance the learning experience of our students. Under the tutelage and careful supervision of our dedicated and experienced clinician faculty, they learn both the art and science of medicine at YH, within a safe, rich and conducive clinical environment.
Adjunct Assistant Professor Toh Hong Chuen
Head & Senior Consultant, Acute and Emergency Care
Clinical Educator Lead (Medical)
Associate Dean, NUS Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine
Since 2017, we have trained about 2000 nursing students every year to support the nursing workforce movement by MOH. Our partners in nursing education include:
In collaboration with our partners, we work together to refine and enhance our teaching curriculum. We also provide clinical education that focuses on developing and applying students’ classroom knowledge and skills in a clinical setting. Clinical practice placements expose students to practical issues and prepare them for entry level practice in a complex and diverse healthcare environment. The YH nursing education team organises various activities for each clinical placement, such as the Student Forum and Celebration of Success for students. With a wide range of exposure and activities, we aim to nurture confident and competent nurses for the future workforce.
Ms Tha Zin Aung
Clinical Educator Lead
Every year, the Allied Health Services train about 100 students altogether. We provide training for different services including Clinical Psychology, Diagnostic Radiology, Medical Social Service, Nutrition & Dietetics, Pharmacy and Rehabilitation Services. Our partners include:
During the clinical placements, students are given the opportunity to work with a multi-disciplinary team consisting of doctors and nurses, to acquire different skills and knowledge based on their preferences and readiness. At the community hospital, our students learn to work closely in teams to establish holistic care plans for patients. They may also be paired with other students to do peer teaching and learning. They are guided to adopt an evidence-based approach to assess and manage patients. Throughout the journey, clinical educators work closely together with schools to monitor the students’ learning progress using a robust evaluation system.
Over the years, we have been receiving positive feedback from schools and students. Many appreciated that the placement at KTPH had equipped them for future employment and further study.
Head of Department
Medical Social Service
Principal Clinical Pharmacist,
Head & Principal Clinical Psychologist,
Clinical Educator Lead (Clinical Psychology)
Clinical Educator Lead (Rehabilitation)
Clinical Educator Lead (Diagnostic Radiology)
Senior Principal Dietician
Nutrition and Dietetics
Clinical Educator Lead (Nutrition and Dietetics)
The Dental Surgery department at Khoo Teck Puat Hospital is involved in training around 120 dental students at the Faculty of Dentistry, National University of Singapore (NUS) every year. The training includes didactic lessons, laboratory techniques, pre-clinical and clinical guidance on various disciplines such as:
During the teaching sessions, our didactic and clinical educators are involved in imparting valuable knowledge to the dental students, as well as guiding and assessing the dental students in their laboratory, pre-clinical and clinical techniques. The dental students work closely with our clinical educators as they learn to manage and treat patients in the various disciplines of clinical dentistry. Our clinical educators also help to evaluate the students' proficiency, providing timely feedback and guidance.
Dr Low Huey MoonSenior Consultant, Dental Surgery(Prosthodontics)
Dr Tan Shao YongAssociate Consultant, Dental Surgery(Endodontics)
Dr Sia Kia Suan, PriscillaAssociate Consultant, Dental Surgery(Prosthodontics)
Dr Wong Kuan YeeRegistrar, Dental Surgery(Prosthodontics)
Pre-Professional Education Unit:
Yishun Community HospitalTower E, Level 4