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Anaesthesiology Residency Programme

Welcome to SingHealth Anaesthesiology Residency Programme (SHARP)! Nestled within the nation’s leading and largest healthcare public healthcare cluster, our programme is committed to providing a comprehensive and rigorous training environment that prepares each resident for a successful career in anaesthesiology. We pride ourselves in fostering a supportive and collaborative atmosphere where you can grow professionally and personally. We are dedicated to developing skilled clinicians who are prepared to lead with confidence in various healthcare settings.

About the Programme

The Anaesthesiology Residency Programme at SingHealth offers an immersive, five-year educational journey designed to hone your skills in all facets of anaesthesiology. Our curriculum integrates advanced technological training with patient-centered care practices under the guidance of dedicated and committed faculty. You will engage in various rotations that include Multi-specialty Anaesthesia, Cardiothoracic, Hepato-pancreato-biliary and Transplant Surgery, Neurosurgery, Obstetrics and Gynaecology, Remote Anaesthesia, Regional Anaesthesia, Acute/Chronic Pain services, Pre-anaesthesia Evaluation, Post-anaesthetic Care, Critical Care and Paediatric Anaesthesia, among others. This programme is structured to provide both breadth and depth of knowledge across five training sites at Singapore General Hospital (SGH), Sengkang General Hospital (SKH), KK Women’s and Children’s Hospital (KKH) Paediatric Anaesthesia, KKH Women’s Anaesthesia, and Changi General Hospital (CGH), each providing their unique educational experiences. 

The jewel of SHARP is our vibrant and dedicated teaching faculty. We have many mentors who are respected clinical and academic leaders in both local and international medical fraternities. Our faculty’s passion and ability to impart up-to-date knowledge and impeccable skills are renowned. Coupled with leading edge technology and teaching facilities, our programme aims to empower you with everything you need to pursue your advanced medical training in Anaesthesiology.

Why Choose Anaesthesiology?

Joining our programme means being part of a prestigious institution known for its high standard and innovative practices. 

Diversity and Depth of Clinical Experience
With access to Singapore’s largest healthcare cluster, our residents benefit from unparalleled clinical exposure across multiple top-tier hospitals and specialty centers, such as National Cancer Centre Singapore (NCCS), National Heart Centre Singapore (NHCS), National Dental Centre Singapore (NDCS), Singapore National Eye Centre (SNEC) and National Neuroscience Institute (NNI). Residents are immersed in a high-volume, diverse patient setting that provides a breadth of opportunities for rigorous and rewarding multidisciplinary and inter-professional medical training, patient care, and scholarly activities. With a strong emphasis on patient safety and quality improvement, our programme nurtures critical thinking and adaptability. This environment not only prepares residents to meet the demands of modern healthcare, but also to innovate solutions for tomorrow’s challenges.

Dynamic Educational Programme
Our programme maintains a vigorous education schedule, with the aim of providing ample opportunities for residents and faculty to interact and enhance learning, often with local experts and visiting professors. The wide span of educational activities – including Morbidity and Mortality rounds, incident reporting, Intensive Care Medicine Grand Ward Rounds, subspecialty interactive teaching sessions, simulation based medical education activities, journal clubs for critical appraisal of research publications, and multidisciplinary learning forums – are rooted in evidence-based Medical Education best practices and pedagogies to ensure effective teaching and learning, and will imbibe you with the best in academic medicine. Our Residency Programme will also aid you in preparing for the Master of Medicine (Anaesthesiology) [MMed (Anaes)] examinations through a series of didactic sessions, mock viva voce, Objective Structured Clinical Examinations (OSCEs) and written examinations. Most importantly, regular assessments and feedback from faculty ensure that our residents are continually progressing and meeting the high standards expected of future leaders in Anaesthesiology.   

Renowned Faculty, Dedicated Mentors
Our teaching faculty represent a diverse group of skilled and talented anaesthesiologists across SingHealth who are recognized leaders in their field, having published and lectured extensively. Passionate about nurturing specialists, our faculty are approachable, dedicated, and supportive mentors who are committed to creating an environment that supports active inquiry and learning.

Resident Scholarly Activities
At SingHealth, we believe in the power of research and innovation to advance the field of anaesthesiology. Our residents are encouraged to participate in a variety of scholarly activities, including Quality Improvement projects, peer reviewed research, and clinical trials. The strong research culture is further strengthened through collaboration with Duke-NUS Medical School, and the Academic Medicine Research Institute. This collaboration aims to further develop an academic milieu for new discoveries, which ultimately lead to improved patient care. Residents can participate in research with experienced research mentors, who are renowned in their own fields, and can expect guidance in designing and conducting research protocols of their own in a supportive environment. Thus far, many of our residents have had the opportunity to present their research at various local and international conferences. We also emphasize the importance of teaching and mentorship, preparing our residents to become educators themselves, shaping the future of the profession.

Dr Ke Yuhe (Class of 2024), presenting her poster at Koreanesthesia 2023.

Left: Dr Victoria Tay (Class of 2024), presenting her poster at Koreanesthesia 2023.
Right: Dr Tim Chan (Class of 2022), presenting his poster at The World Alliance of Airway Management (WAMM) 2018

SHARP Clinician Scientist (CS) Track
The CS track places emphasis on a good foundation in clinical anaesthesiology together with focused research mentoring in a multidisciplinary approach to develop the future Clinician Scientist in anaesthesiology. The six-year programme would enable the resident to progressively develop research skills. An integrative, comprehensive approach would develop an inquisitive mind in various aspects including research ethics, conduct of research, statistics, manuscript writing, publication, and grant writing. CS Residents will have regular personalized discussions and teaching from mentors who are nationally recognized Clinician Scientists and NMRC grant holders.
Further details can be found here.

Your Career Prospects & Development

Exciting career options as an Associate Consultant are available the moment you complete your residency. As a newly promoted specialist, seize the opportunity to train in the various subspecialty fields through local and international fellowship programmes. Institutional and academic appointments are available for our highly qualified consultants as they pursue their careers along clinical, research, educational and leadership tracks.