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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.  

If you are a team player, believe in lifelong learning and possess integrity and resilience, join the SingHealth Residency Emergency Medicine Programme today.
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 every year. You will enjoy rotations in very specialised clinical disciplines (such as Singapore’s only Burns Centre) 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 alongside 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 and Duke-NUS Medical School, 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. 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 regional health care institution at Sengkang General Hospital (SKH), or enrol in a clinical fellowship programme in Paediatric Emergency Medicine with KKH Children Emergency Medicine. 

As a Consultant Emergency Physician, 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.