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Emergency Medicine Residency Programme

Banner-EM.jpgAbout the Programme

Emergency Medicine is a medical specialty dedicated to the diagnosis and treatment of unforeseen illnesses or injuries that span the breadth of clinical medicine and surgery.  

In the race against time to save lives, emergency physicians work in hospital-based emergency departments, acute clinical situations, pre-hospital environments and during disasters.  

Emergency Medicine was recognised by the Ministry of Health (MOH) as a speciality in Singapore in 1984.  SingHealth Emergency Medicine Residency Programme (SHEMRP) was set up in 2010 when the specialist training in Singapore transited from Basic/Advanced specialty training programme to that of a Residency Programme.  We are the largest Emergency Medicine Residency Programme in Singapore and have received continued external accreditation since 2010.  We are constantly striving to provide the best learning experience for our residents.  Our eventual vision is to nurture leaders in Emergency Medicine.

Many of our residents have excelled and received awards in recognition of their outstanding performance.  These include the National Outstanding Clinician Scientist Resident Awards, Top Chief Resident Awards, and Inspiring Resident-Educator Awards.

We are looking for applicants who are team players, believe in lifelong learning and possess integrity and resilience to join our programme.
Practice of Emergency Medicine: 

  • Emergency Medicine Services
  • Disaster Medicine and Public Health
  • Humanitarian Assistance
  • International Emergency Medicine
  • Observation Medicine
  • Geriatric Emergency Care
  • Cardiac Care
  • Trauma and Injury
  • Medical Toxicology
  • Hazmat Life Support
  • Emergency Airway
  • Advanced Life Support
  • Emergency Ultrasonography

Why Choose Emergency Medicine?

Superior Rotations, Wide Exposure

SingHealth receives more than 500,000 ‘undifferentiated’ patients with high acuity conditions annually.  This includes patients requiring highly specialised care (including severe burns, malignancies, organ transplants etc). You will enjoy rotations in specialised clinical disciplines and exposure to an interesting and varied case-mix that will provide you with well-rounded training perspectives in emergency medicine.

“One-Stop Shop” for Nationwide Emergencies

SingHealth’s Emergency Departments are “one-stop shop” for emergencies, equipped with 24-hour consultant-based coverage and subspecialty support from all medical and surgical disciplines. Core and physician Faculty are available on clinical duties, attending to patients together with you while you learn the ropes through timely feedback, role modelling and facilitated learning.

Large Team of Disaster Medicine Specialists and Dedicated Faculty

Our Faculty pool of Clinicians includes trained medical toxicologists and the largest group of disaster medicine management practitioners involved in national disaster and Hazmat programmes. Our Faculty members are also renowned and dedicated educators with the Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine, Duke-NUS Medical School and Lee Kong Chian School of Medicine, who are able to offer Residents the breadth and depth of clinical learning opportunities. With SingHealth Residency’s focus on Faculty development, our Faculty continuously undergo pedagogy development through Faculty development programmes. 

Many of our faculty members have received recognition for their teaching excellence and contributions to education.  These include AMEI Golden Apple Generativity Awards, Program Excellence Awards, Outstanding Educator Awards and Outstanding Young Educator Awards.

Residents can be assured that they are learning from the best in Medicine.

Strong Support for Research Opportunities

With more than $3 million set aside for supporting our Clinician-researchers and signature research programmes with Duke-NUS Medical School, SingHealth’s strategic partner, our Clinician Scientist and research team can provide you with mentorship and funded research opportunities if knowledge creation is your passion.

Your Career Prospects & Development

As an Associate Consultant, you can choose to practice in a tertiary academic medical centres in Singapore General Hospital (SGH), KK Women’s and Children’s Hospital (KKH), Changi General Hospital (CGH) and Sengkang General Hospital (SKH), or any other Emergency Department in Singapore.  You could enrol in a clinical fellowship programme in Paediatric Emergency Medicine with KKH Children Emergency Medicine. 

As a Consultant, there will also be opportunities to specialise in areas like Emergency Cardiac Care, Emergency Trauma Care, Disaster Medicine, Medical Toxicology and others.

As you gain more experience, you will be expected to provide organisational and administrative leadership for emergency departments.