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Singapore Integrated Programme (SGIP) for Cardiothoracic Surgery

About the Programme

The Singapore Integrated Programme (SGIP) for Cardiothoracic (CT) Surgery provides you with a comprehensive training in the entire spectrum of therapy in CT Surgery. You will be exposed to the rich CT Surgery clinical case-mix available at the National Heart Centre Singapore (NHCS), National University Heart Centre, Singapore (NUHCS), and KK Women’s and Children’s Hospital (KKH), ranging from adult cardiac surgery and general thoracic surgery to minimally invasive cardiac and thoracic surgery, heart failure/assist device/transplant surgery, pediatric cardiac surgery, robotically assisted surgery as well as aortic and endovascular surgery.

Designed to produce outstanding cardiothoracic surgeons, the programme is carefully structured with regular formative assessments and timely feedback. You will be closely mentored by dedicated Faculty and your training progress is monitored to ensure that your clinical and surgical skills are well developed.

If you are a committed individual who is highly motivated, responsible and a good team player, we look forward to grooming you into a confident and competent clinician who will have much to contribute to healthcare.

From July 2020 intake onwards, new Residents will be enrolled under the SGIP for CT Surgery, with SingHealth as the administrative centre.

Why Choose CT Surgery?

Extensive Patient Case-mix and Clinical Material
A wealth of clinical material prepares you for the entire spectrum of therapy for cardiovascular disease, including adult cardiac surgery, minimally invasive cardiothoracic surgery, pediatric cardiac surgery, and aortic and endovascular surgery. We aim to train proficient CT surgeons to provide cutting-edge tertiary and quaternary care across all boundaries.

Renowned Faculty, Dedicated Mentors
When you join our programme, you will benefit from the guidance of dedicated Faculty members who are well-known leaders in their respective specialties. You will gain invaluable experience and knowledge that will go a long way in preparing you for a fruitful and enriching career specialising in CT Surgery.

World-class Training and Research Facilities
Equipped with state-of-the-art teaching and research facilities, the facilities in NHCS, NUHCS and KKH will foster a vibrant Academic Medicine environment to enhance interaction between researchers and clinicians. It also features a whole level dedicated to research ranging from stem cells to identifying biomarkers causing sudden cardiac death.

Cutting-edge Research Opportunities
If you have your heart on research, the CT Surgery Residency Programme will give you ample opportunities to pursue your passion. Prominent research platforms, forums and workshops are a regular part of the programme, helping you make your mark as a surgeon on an international stage.

Your Career Prospects & Development

The title of Associate Consultant is given upon successful specialist accreditation and registration with the Specialists Accreditation Board (SAB) and Singapore Medical Council (SMC). During the two years as an Associate Consultant, there will be opportunities for further subspecialisation in a particular field of interest in CT Surgery.