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General Surgery

The General Surgery Residency Program at SingHealth is a structured five-year program that will equip you with the medical knowledge, clinical skills and right attitudes of a proficient surgeon. The training curriculum comprises an excellent mix of clinical activities, didactic lectures and research opportunities in a conducive educational environment.

You will get to learn from and alongside seniors and mentors as you function as an invaluable member of the healthcare team and participate in ward rounds, outpatient specialist clinics, as well as major and day surgeries. With comprehensive training, timely supervision, formative assessments and personalized mentoring, you can expect to progress from one postgraduate year to the next with greater empowerment to practice as a surgeon.

Our Subspecialty Areas
  • Vascular Surgery
  • Breast Surgery
  • Head & Neck Surgery
  • Upper Gastrointestinal (GI) Tract Surgery
  • Hepato-pancreato-biliary (HPB) & Transplant Surgery
  • Trauma
  • Thoracic Surgery
  • Surgical Oncology
  • Endoscopy
  • Surgical Critical Care

Plus aspects of Burns, Pediatric Surgery, and a choice of surgical elective such as Cardiothoracic Surgery, Gynecology, Neurosurgery, Orthopedic,Otolaryngology, Plastic Surgery and Urology.

Our Strengths

Depth and Breadth of Clinical Rotations

As the nation’s leading and largest healthcare cluster, SingHealth performs an aggregate of
200,000 surgical operations annually. The exposure to a wide variety of cases allows you to gain a broad operative experience.

Renowned Faculty, Dedicated Mentors

We have a talented pool of faculty who are recognized leaders in the surgical field. Passionate about raising the next generation of surgeons, they have published and lectured extensively, demonstrating a high commitment to medical and academic excellence.

Rigor of Training

With competency-based, structured assessments and regular feedback by mentors on your progress, you would be equipped to learn effectively. There would be a graduated increase in responsibilities for clinical work across the observation, assisting, supervised and independent stages.

Research Opportunities

Look forward to various clinical and basic science research opportunities that develop your scientific inquiry skills to complement clinical work, and eventually translate results from bench to bedside.

Last Modified Date :04 Jun 2012