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Obstetrics & Gynaecology Residency Programme

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About the Programme

The programme's main mission is to nurture the next generation of Obstetrics & Gynaecology (OBGYN) specialists to become successful community OBGYN generalists, hospitalists and subspecialists. Our major objectives seek to balance service and education, and nurture the right attitude and ethical behaviour. Housing two major tertiary referral centres for women, SingHealth is the perfect place to begin your journey in OBGYN as you will be exposed to the discipline at both KK Women's and Children's Hospital (KKH) and the Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, Singapore General Hospital. The Residency training programme has adopted the US Residency training philosophy, but at the same time, retains the beneficial aspects of the previous seamless UK training system in order to meet local healthcare needs. To provide you with a firm foundation in OBGYN, you will be exposed to a wide range of clinical experiences and subspecialty postings. 

Residency training can be challenging and our Faculty is attentive to the welfare of their Residents including work-life balance, working hours and night duties. Our Residents meet regularly as a group to discuss matters affecting patient care and Residency training. The programme has an empathetic support network for Residents who need short-term counselling. With the support of our teaching Faculty and administrative staff, you will learn to be confident to deal with the challenges on your path to being an obstetrician and gynaecologist.

A four year comprehensive training programme, the OBGYN Residency Programme at SingHealth will prepare you to become not only a competent obstetrician and gynaecologist, but a leader in your field. 

Advance your academic and research skills with our nurturing education environment, which offers a wide range of clinical activities. Learn alongside senior doctors who are experts in the field as you function as a valuable member of the healthcare team and gain exposure to labour wards, outpatient clinics, and the operating theatre. 

Our Subspecialty Areas: 

  • Gynaecological Oncology
  • Maternal-Fetal Medicine
  • Minimally Invasive Surgery
  • Reproductive Medicine
  • Urogynaecology

We welcome you to join our Residency programme and be the next generation of SingHealth OBGYN specialist.

Why Choose OBGYN?

Delivering care to more than 500,000 women and children. Our institutions provide specialised care for women and babies. Every year, more than 500,000 women and children visit us as inpatients or outpatients. In addition, one-third of all couples in Singapore choose to deliver their babies at our institutions. This represents unparalleled exposure for you in the field.

Largest OBGYN cluster in Singapore

As the largest OBGYN cluster in Singapore, SingHealth is a leading training centre for the field of O&G both locally and internationally. Our hospitals, KK Women’s and Children’s Hospital (KKH) and Singapore General Hospital (SGH), are major medical facilities which have successfully nurtured generations of obstetricians and gynaecologists in Singapore, who are the leaders in healthcare and the medical community today.

Wide exposure to extensive OBGYN case-mix

Be exposed to an extensive range of OBGYN case-mix every day at SingHealth; ranging from routine cases to rare and complex entities. On a day to day basis, you will have the opportunity to see and manage pathology that other residents will only read about in textbooks. Over 500,000 women and children visit us per year, and our institutions are the referral centres for the nation of Singapore. In addition, one-third of all couples in Singapore choose to deliver their babies at our institutions

Faculty of OBGYN experts

The SingHealth OBGYN Residency Programme has an outstanding pool of Faculty with many years of experience in OBGYN as well as in teaching and medical education. They are highly committed to imparting their skills to aspiring physicians and have proven track record of mentoring and guiding young doctors.

Your Career Prospects & Development

As the largest healthcare service provider in Singapore, O&G Residents can look forward to career opportunities and job rotations at many SingHealth institutions, and take their professional development to the next level through our comprehensive training and development initiatives. 

Programme Achievements:

Best Programme Award, Residency in SingHealth Excel (RiSE) Award 2012
Best Programme Award, Residency in SingHealth Excel (RiSE) Award 2014
Best Programme Award, Residency in SingHealth Excel (RiSE) Award 2016
Most Improved ACGME-I Programme in SingHealth Excel (RiSE) Award 2016
Best Programme Award, Residency in SingHealth Excel (RiSE) Award 2017