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Neurology Senior Residency Programme

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About the Programme

The Neurology Senior Residency Programme at SingHealth aims to nurture the next generation of neurologists to become excellent clinicians, educators, and scientists. 

We are seeking Residents who demonstrate dedication, intellectual inquisitiveness and professional responsibility. You should be an advocate for your patients, work closely with your team members, and provide humanistic care of the highest professional and ethical standards. 

If being part of an evolving specialty with huge potential for future discovery excites you, read on to find out more. 

Message from the Programme Directors

Congratulations for making it this far in your medical career and thank you for your interest in the Neurology Senior Residency Programme at SingHealth.

Neurology is, in our opinion, the most interesting medical specialty that embodies being a true Clinician. A good Neurologist is a top diagnostician who can solve a clinical puzzle through good history-taking, skilled examination and appropriate interpretation of modern diagnostic tests and neuroimaging. We often encounter rare and exciting conditions which are challenging to diagnose and manage.

That’s why most people who go into Neurology describe themselves as analytical problem-solvers who enjoy learning about the subject and the complexity of the brain and nervous system. Others find satisfaction in localising lesions to a part of the central and/or peripheral nervous system. 

Here at our programme, we aim to provide every Resident with comprehensive training in neurology to prepare him or her for a successful career, whether it is at an academic institution or general neurology practice.

We look forward to welcoming you to the Neurology Senior Residency Programme family.

 

Dr Wahab Syed Shahul Hameed
Programme Director, Neurology, National Neuroscience Institute – Singapore General Hospital (NNI – SGH)
Senior Consultant, Dementia & Neurobehaviour, Sleep Disorders, NNI

Dr Yasmin Binte Idu
Programme Director, Neurology, National Neuroscience Institute – Tan Tock Seng Hospital (NNI – TTSH)
Consultant, Neurology, TTSH

Why Choose Neurology?

Evolving specialty that transforms lives

Neurology is an evolving specialty with huge potential. Modern technologies and novel research in the last few decades have provided new insights into the mysteries of the nervous system. We now have a better understanding of the mechanisms of neurological diseases, and these insights have led to better diagnostic tests and more effective therapeutic options. 

Today, we are able to treat more neurological conditions than ever before and transform previously devastating disorders into manageable ones. We can now cure some neurological diseases and improve the functional outcomes and quality of lives of our patients. 

Leading neurology teaching and research centre

You will train at the National Neuroscience Institute (NNI) – the largest Neurology teaching, research and healthcare provider in Singapore, and one of the finest regionally. 

With our large pool of clinicians in two campuses - Singapore General Hospital (SGH) and Tan Tock Seng Hospital (TTSH), NNI provides neurology services not only to SGH and TTSH but also to Changi General Hosptial (CGH), Khoo Teck Puat Hospital (KTPH) as well as Sengkang Hospital (SKH). 

We also provide tertiary care to regional patients regularly. Our diverse patient population provides ample opportunities for Residents to manage the entire spectrum of neurological disorders. 

Committed and internationally recognised Faculty

Our Faculty members are a diverse group of clinicians, scientists and educators who take pride in helping our Neurology Residents gain the skills required to become master clinicians and critical thinkers. 

We are well-represented across the subspecialties of Neurology and are actively engaged in the clinical management of patients, teaching medical students and Residents as well as clinical and translational research. Our internationally-recognised staffs provide mentorship to Residents to help them develop fulfilling and successful careers. 

The quality relationships and strong camaraderie in our department means that Residents and Faculty work hand-in-hand in patient care, teaching, and research, and enjoy lively interactions, both at work and leisure.

Structured but flexible programme 

We offer a comprehensive, structured, yet flexible programme that provides diverse clinical experiences in order to meet the career goals of each individual. The programme is based on a competency framework with clear milestones. You will be trained to fulfil these seven major physician roles: medical expert, communicator, collaborator, manager, health advocate, scholar, and professional.

Your Career Prospects & Development

Upon completion of your Neurology training, Residents can either join our institute as a staff member or other local / overseas medical institutes to pursue their niche in clinical, academic or research work. 

We offer 4 career tracks - Clinician Practitioner, Clinician Educator, Clinician Researcher and Clinician Administrator. As you grow your specialist career in Neuroscience Academic Clinical Programme (ACP)*, you will find a myriad of opportunities available in the areas of education and research to suit your strengths and interests. 

*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.