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Your Learning Experience

A robust five-year programme, the Ophthalmology Residency Programme at SingHealth covers all aspects of general Ophthalmology and Ophthalmic subspecialties. 

Year 1 provides you with the foundation in ophthalmic training and surgical training. You are expected to practice general ophthalmology in Year 2 and Year 3, with concurrent subspecialty rotations. 

You will also learn to perform extracapsular cataract surgery (ECCE). You will then progress on to performing phacoemulsification and pterygium surgery, as well as learning various laser and outpatient procedures commonly performed in Ophthalmology.

In Year 4 and 5 of Residency, you will continue to hone your clinical and surgical skills in all subspecialties in preparation for exiting before applying for full specialty registration in Singapore. 

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Clinician Scientist Residency Track

We welcome any aspiring Resident with a keen interest in becoming a Clinician Scientist (CS) to join us. CS further our understanding and management of disease through conducting rigorous research. If you have a keen and passionate interest in clinical and academic research, you may consider joining our CS Residency Track. 

There are a number of considerations prior to undertaking this highly rewarding but demanding track, which will entail an extra year of Residency, in pursuit of additional research qualifications such as a Masters in Clinical Investigation (MCI) or PhD. You are encouraged to speak to our Programme Director (PD) for more information. 

Click here for more information on the CS Residency Track.