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Orthopaedic Surgery Residency Programme


About the Programme

As Singapore grapples with the challenges of an ageing population, orthopaedics is set to become a more important specialty as demand for specialists who deal with degenerative conditions continues to rise. 

With more people leading an active lifestyle and taking up sporting activities, there will also be an increase in demand for orthopaedic surgeons who are able to deal with the sport injuries.

A six-year structured programme, the SingHealth Residency Orthopaedic Surgery Programme is set to equip you with the knowledge, skills and attitudes required of an orthopaedic surgeon upon the completion of your training. We are looking for Residents who are committed and willing to take up the challenge to be the next generation of Orthopaedic surgeons. You should be an adaptable team player and be open to new ideas to push the frontiers of Orthopaedics. 

Our Subspecialty Areas:

  • Spine Service
  • Foot and Ankle Service
  • Adult Reconstruction (AR) Service
  • Sports Science
  • Musculoskeletal Tumour Service
  • Orthopaedic Trauma Service
  • Hand Surgery Service
  • Paediatric Orthopaedics Service

Why Choose Orthopaedic Surgery?

Depth and Breadth of Orthopaedic Clinical Material

As the leading and largest healthcare cluster in Singapore, SingHealth sees a comprehensive range of patient cases. The variety and complexity of the case-mix provides you with wide exposure to clinical cases, and allows you to gain different perspectives as you cultivate your mindset and hone your skills as an orthopaedic surgeon.

State-of-the-art Orthopaedic Diagnostic Centre

As an Orthopaedic Resident at SingHealth, you can look forward to working at a specialised Orthopaedic Diagnostic Centre (ODC) - the only one of its kind in Singapore. The Centre was set up to track and benchmark clinical outcomes for orthopaedic procedures against internationally published data from leading orthopaedic centres in the world and has contributed to research that has led to numerous peer-reviewed publications.

Renowned Orthopaedic Faculty and Dedicated Mentors

Our Faculty team of senior surgeons are regionally and internationally recognised in the field of Orthopaedics. Passionate about raising the next generation of orthopaedic surgeons, they have published and lectured extensively, demonstrating a high commitment to medical and academic excellence.

Supportive and Dynamic Learning Environment

SingHealth offers an educational and supportive environment to help you deal with a wide range of Orthopaedic conditions, including musculoskeletal trauma, congenital disorders, sports injuries or degenerative diseases. As a Resident, you can look forward to competency-based, structured assessments and regular supervision and feedback by mentors to help you develop as a well-rounded orthopaedic surgeon capable of dealing with the multitude of problems that afflict the musculoskeletal system.

Your Career Prospects & Development

Bright career prospects await orthopaedic Residents. Choose from a variety of career tracks to choose from, including Clinicians, Clinician Scientists, Clinical Educators and Clinician Administrators. Following Residency completion, you will be an Associate Consultant and can look forward to subspecialty training via the Health Manpower Development Programme (HMDP) or hospital-sponsored programmes.