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Respiratory Medicine Senior Residency Programme


About the Programme

Respiratory Medicine is a fascinating specialty that spans the spectrum of Internal Medicine – from hands on, interventional pulmonology, to immunology, and asthma, to interstitial lung disease. We manage not just the organs that regulate every waking breath, but also delve into the mysteries of sleep. In the intensive care unit, we manage patients on the brink of life and death as well. 

If you enjoy hands-on procedures, clinical problem solving, the intellectual stimulus of learning and understanding pulmonary physiology, as well as the challenges of translational clinical work involved in asthma and interstitial lung disease work, this is the specialty for you. 

Message from the Programme Director

As the nation’s largest and leading healthcare cluster, SingHealth offers the most number of clinical subspecialties plus an unrivalled range of case-mix. 

Our programme is rigorous and dynamic, and builds on our clinical strengths and pervasive teaching culture. We aim to equip every Senior Resident with the medical knowledge, skills, attitude and competency to be an outstanding and caring Respiratory specialist. 

Along with my team of dedicated Faculty, I invite you to share our mission to provide high quality and cutting edge clinical care to ensure the best outcome for our patients. I wish you the very best in your pursuit of medical education. 

Clin Asst Prof Tan Qiao Li Esther

Programme Director, Respiratory Medicine
Senior Consultant, Department of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine, Singapore General Hospital (SGH)

Why Choose Respiratory Medicine?

Most Comprehensive Training in Respiratory Medicine

SingHealth’s three-year Respiratory Medicine Senior Residency Programme gives you the most comprehensive, supervised training in the specialty as you gain exposure to the full breadth and depth of Respiratory Medicine. 

Most of your training will take place at Singapore General Hospital (SGH), Changi General Hospital (CGH) and Sengkang General Hospital (SKH).

You will have the opportunity to participate in inpatient and outpatient clinical care and undergo rotations to the intensive care unit, pulmonary function laboratory, bronchoscopy suite and sleep medicine laboratory. You will also be exposed to subspecialty clinics, such as difficult asthma clinic, interstitial lung disease clinic, non-invasive ventilation clinic, lung transplant clinic and occupational lung disease clinic.

Experienced and Committed Faculty

SingHealth is home to some of the most respected clinicians and best teachers in Respiratory Medicine. Our dedicated and experienced teaching Faculty, together with the breadth and depth of specialties at SingHealth, makes us the ideal training institute for aspiring respiratory physicians. 

Range of Learning Opportunities

With competency-based, structured assessments and regular feedback by mentors on your progress, you would be well-equipped to learn more effectively. You can also gain access to research opportunities to pursue your field of interest and attend educational conferences to broaden your clinical knowledge.

Your Career Prospects & Development

Embark on your lifelong career in Medicine at SingHealth by choosing a career track which best suits your strengths and interests. 

SingHealth offers four career tracks on completion of advanced specialty training - Clinician Practitioner, Clinician Educator, Clinician Researcher and Clinician Administrator. As you grow your specialist career in Medicine Academic Clinical Programme (ACP)*, you will find a myriad of opportunities available in the areas of education and research. 

The SingHealth Respiratory Medicine Senior Residency Programme is your foundation to a promising career as a respiratory specialist. 

* ACP is a cluster-wide framework for all clinical specialties to advance in Academic Medicine with resources and funding support from SingHealth and Duke-NUS. Each ACP is based on a clinical discipline and brings together all specialists in the discipline across various institutions for greater synergies in clinical care, education and research.