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Rena
Dr Rena Dharmawan
General Surgery Residency Alumna, Year 2018
Duke-NUS Medical School Alumna

"The General Surgery Residency at SingHealth has allowed me to pursue both my interest in surgery and medical device innovation."

The General Surgery Residency at SingHealth has allowed me to pursue both my interest in surgery and medical device innovation.

The vast number and broad spectrum of cases from the different surgical subspecialties within general surgery has enabled me to experience the breadth of surgical cases through my Residency years. In addition, the programme’s dedicated Faculty and mentors has taught not only surgical technical skills, but also guided me through the evidence-based management of general surgical patients.

I was also very fortunate, as midway through my Residency, the programme has allowed me to take a year off to pursue a medical device innovation fellowship with Singapore-Stanford Biodesign (SSB). And through this fellowship, have co-founded 2 Singapore-based start-ups, Privi Medical & Jaga-Me.

I am currently pursuing head & neck surgery at NCC. I also have a joint appointment under the Centre of Technology & Development (CTeD) at Duke-NUS Medical School. I am glad to be able to balance and pursue my passion in both Surgery and Device Development, and I hope to continue to advocate for innovation within our SingHealth Outram Campus and inspire more young Residents and medical students to be involved.


Dr Isaac Seow En
General Surgery Residency Alumnus, Year 2017
NUS YLL SoM Alumnus

“SingHealth Residency has provided a conducive environment for training with motivated mentors, like-minded peers and dedicated administrative staff.”

​I choose SingHealth Residency because of the unparalleled case load and proven track record.

There have been highs and lows in my time at SingHealth Residency, but it has been a positive experience overall. No one should expect to be spoon-fed with knowledge; our mental fortitude and resolve determine how comprehensive our education is. That being said, SingHealth Residency has provided a conducive environment for training with motivated mentors, like-minded peers and dedicated administrative staff.

Today, I am happy to be in a better position to directly influence patient outcomes.