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Plastic, Reconstructive and Aesthetic Surgery Residency Programme


About the Programme

From face to body; upper extremity to lower extremity, the Department of Plastic, Reconstructive and Aesthetic Surgery helps patients restore form and function that have been compromised due to trauma, accident, illness or aging. The satisfaction and joy we get from each patient’s recovery is tangible and immense. 

The Plastic, Reconstructive and Aesthetic Surgery Residency Programme is a structured six-year programme. Our comprehensive programme has been carefully crafted and coordinated by the team, and you can expect a structured curriculum with regular formative assessments and timely feedback. When you join our department as a Resident, you become part of a passionate team of Plastic, Reconstructive and Aesthetic Surgeons, each striving to provide the best outcome for our patients. 

You are invited to join the programme after completing Postgraduate Year 1 (PGY1). You can also apply for the programme PGY1 Year. If you are highly motivated, responsible, a good team player and possess a positive attitude towards learning, we look forward to welcoming you to the Plastic, Reconstructive and Aesthetic Surgery team. 

Why Choose Plastic, Reconstructive and Aesthetic Surgery?

The SingHealth Plastic, Reconstructive and Aesthetic Surgery Residency Programme prides itself as the national leader in patient care, education and research. 

As the nation’s largest and leading public healthcare cluster, SingHealth offers a diverse case-mix with our network of hospitals, national specialty centres and polyclinics. This wealth of clinical material in both SGH and KKH equips all our Residents with the building blocks of Plastic Surgery to face the challenges of the specialty in the future. You will also be rotated through Tan Tock Seng Hospital (TTSH) and National University Hospital (NUH). 

Strength in Reconstructive Surgery and Burns

You will receive maximum clinical exposure at SGH’s Department of Plastic, Reconstructive and Aesthetic Surgery, which is home to the Burns Centre – the only facility in Southeast Asia specialised in managing major burn injuries. 

Exposure to extensive Paediatric and Gynaecological surgical case-mix

In addition, KKH is the largest medical facility providing specialised care for women, babies and children in Singapore. The wide and extensive case-mix available here will provide you with plenty of hands-on exposure to Paediatric Craniofacial Surgery, Paediatric Plastic Surgery and Breast Reconstruction to provide a well-rounded education.

Renowned Faculty, dedicated mentors

Our Residents learn from outstanding and dedicated Faculty who are well-known leaders in the field of Plastic, Reconstructive and Aesthetic Surgery. Dedicated to your training progress, our Faculty will ensure that you receive valuable guidance every step of the way; guidance that will nurture you throughout your career.

Your Career Prospects & Development

The title of Associate Consultant is given upon successful specialist accreditation and registration with the Specialists Accreditation Board and the Singapore Medical Council. During the two years as an Associate Consultant, there will be opportunities for further subspecialisation in your particular field of interest within Plastic, Reconstructive and Aesthetic Surgery. 

Further fellowship training can also be carried out at an overseas centre of excellence of your choice.