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Endocrinology Residency Programme


About the Programme

The SingHealth Endocrinology Senior Residency Programme aims to provide you with the advanced training and experience you need to become a consultant endocrinologist. 

You will be given the opportunity to diagnose and manage patients with a wide range of endocrine disorders. These include: diabetes mellitus, obesity, osteoporosis and disorders of the pituitary, thyroid, parathyroid, adrenal glands and gonads, and many more. 

The learning of endocrinology permeates every aspect of the hospital setting. Beyond attending to patients admitted under the inpatient endocrinology service, you will acquire the skills needed to provide endocrinology consultations for a diverse patient population within the hospital. Furthermore, your training will involve extensive exposure to outpatient management of endocrine disorders. 

We greatly value individuals who are good team players, motivated, diligent and dedicated to clinical excellence and patient care. A prerequisite for entry into our programme is the successful completion of the MRCP (UK) examination, or equivalent. 

If Endocrinology appeals to you, read on to find out more about our programme.

Message from the Programme Director

You are now at another crossroad of your medical career. If you enjoy intellective interaction with your colleagues on clinical problems, Endocrinology may be a career option for you! I welcome you to consider this career path.

SingHealth Medical Senior Residency in Endocrinology aims to provide you with the advanced training and experienced needed in this field. This is a three-year structured programme with two training sites. Our primary training site in Singapore General Hospital (SGH) and Changi General Hospital (CGH) will offer you a dynamic training environment in all aspects of Endocrinology. In our programme, you will gain exposure to a broad spectrum of endocrine conditions and treatments. Our comprehensive and academic-based programme also ensures a strong foundation for you in fundaments of Clinical Endocrinology and diabetes care.

At SingHealth, we have a team of dedicated and experienced Faculty and staff that are committed to teaching and guiding you throughout your training years. 

We welcome your interest in our Medical Senior Residency Programme and encourage you to contact us to learn more.

I wish you success in your training to becoming a specialist.

Clin Asst Prof Kek Peng Chin
Programme Director, Endocrinology
Senior Consultant, Department of Endocrinology, Singapore General Hospital (SGH)
Adjunct Assistant Professor, Duke-NUS Medical School

Why Choose Endocrinology?

Strong History in Endocrinology Training

The first endocrine unit in Singapore was set up in Singapore General Hospital (SGH), where it eventually developed into a full-fledged department. Many of Singapore's most prominent Endocrinologists were trained at this department, which continues to produce outstanding leaders and clinicians in the field of Endocrinology.  

Depth and Breadth of Clinical Exposure

As the nation's leading and largest healthcare cluster, SingHealth has one of the largest and most varied pool of patients. The exposure to a wide spectrum of cases, including less common endocrine disorders, allows you to gain a broad clinical experience in Endocrinology.

Dedicated Faculty and Staff

We have a dedicated pool of Faculty from various subspecialties in the field of Endocrinology to provide you with the comprehensive training that you need in all aspects of the specialty. They are committed to medical education and passionate in training the next generation of endocrinologists.

Access to Research Opportunities

We provide you with various clinical, translational and basic science research opportunities, plus research mentoring, so you can develop your scientific skills to complement your clinical work.

Your Career Prospects & Development

The SingHealth Endocrinology Senior Residency Programme prepares you for an independent career in Clinical Endocrinology.

Upon completion of the programme, you will be promoted to an Associate Consultant in one of the restructured hospitals. You will be expected to conduct ambulatory clinics in the outpatient setting and run inpatient services as the Consultant Endocrinologist, as well as lead a team of senior Residents, Residents and medical students in the ward rounds.

You can also expect to be involved in the teaching programme of your department as Residents and medical students rotate through your department. You may also choose to pursue a research career in the field of Endocrinology.