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Hand Surgery Residency Programme

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About the Programme

The SingHealth Hand Surgery Residency Programme is a six-year programme that will equip you to be a proficient Hand Surgeon. Affiliated to a nationwide Hand Surgery specialist training programme that is a world-first, Residents are trained to manage all conditions affecting hand and upper limb function. 

At SingHealth, we nurture our Residents to be technically competent and to have a strong grounding in knowledge and concept. We expect them to be dynamic so as to develop important cognitive processes that will make them excellent Hand Surgeons. We aim to produce Hand Surgeons who are strong clinically and academically; in research as well as education.

If you are passionate about Hand Surgery and perseverance and attention to detail describes you, you may like to consider a career in Hand Surgery with us. You are invited to join the programme after completing your Postgraduate Year 1 (PGY1). 

Why Choose Hand Surgery?

Close-knit Faculty, personalised mentorship
Learn from outstanding and dedicated Faculty who are fellowship-trained at internationally renowned centres of excellence in the United States, the United Kingdom and Asia. A close-knit team, our Faculty will ensure that you receive personalised mentorship along your journey to becoming a competent Hand Surgeon.

Great scope of surgical case-mix
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. We offer a comprehensive span of patient cases, ranging from routine cases to rare and complex conditions, giving Residents infinite learning opportunities.

Renowned research and innovation
There are extensive opportunities for you to embark on basic and translational research, supported by the Wrist Analysis Research Laboratory and the Surgery Academic Clinical Programme (ACP)’s Biomechanics Laboratory. If you have a passion for research, the Hand Surgery Residency Programme offers you a well-structured pathway to become a dedicated Clinician Scientist.

Robust teaching programme and bright opportunities
Our Residents will benefit from a well-organised teaching programme incorporating the specialist Hand Surgery National Training Programme. Residents can also join the regular activities organised by the Chapter of Hand Surgeons and the Singapore Society of Hand Surgery. These will provide ample education opportunities for you and your peers.
 
Your Career Prospects & Development

SingHealth is the largest and leading public healthcare cluster in Singapore. The Sengkang General Hospital (SKH), will provide a wider case-mix in addition to the current centres in Singapore General Hospital (SGH) and KK Women’s and Children’s Hospital (KKH). Ample opportunities for career advancement abound for our future specialists.

Our graduates would qualify to be Associate Consultants in Hand Surgery in any of the hospitals in Singapore. In addition, they will find it easy to secure international fellowship training in Hand Surgery where they may want to focus on subspecialty areas, which include, but are not limited to, Wrist, Micro-reconstruction, Congenital, Oncology, Brachial Plexus and Trauma or Joint Replacement.