1. Does the CS Residency track provide protected time during Residency training?
All CS Residents have an additional year of Residency. During the research year, 80% of Residents’ work time is protected for research activities, and the remaining 20% for clinical work. Residents will also be allowed to extend beyond the 80% cap with the approval of their PD and research mentor.
2. What is the funding support available?
Residents can apply for research grants such as the SingHealth Foundation Research Grants. In addition to grants, Residents are eligible to apply for a one-time National Medical Research Council (NMRC) Seed Funding of up to $50,000 for a pilot project.
Residents will need to achieve the following:
For specialty specific requirements, Residents should discuss with their PD and research mentor.
4. At which point am I allowed to pursue the MCI?
Residents who have already obtained research qualifications (e.g. PhD) may be exempted from MCI, subjected to SAB Research Committee’s (SRC’s) approval.
5. Can I pursue other research qualifications during my research year?
Residents who are interested to pursue other research qualifications (e.g. Diploma, Masters, or PhD) equivalent to MCI during their research year will need to seek prior clearance and approval from SRC. Residents can also apply for local or overseas research attachments.
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