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Nuclear Medicine Senior Residency Programme

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About the Programme

Nuclear Medicine is a unique specialty which uses radiotracers and radiopharmaceuticals to evaluate molecular, metabolic, physiologic and pathologic processes of the body. It can be used for a wide range of purposes, including diagnosis, imaging, therapy and research. 

Nuclear Medicine physicians interpret and report imaging studies like radiologists, as well as handle inpatient and outpatient consultations like physicians. 

If you have a keen interest in imaging and treatment, and enjoy problem-solving, we welcome you to be part of this exciting specialty. 

To be eligible for the Nuclear Medicine Senior Residency Programme, Residents should fulfil the following criteria: 

  1. Completed Basic Internal Medicine Residency programme or basic specialty training (BST) programme, and passed the MRCP and ABIM examinations; or alternatively,
  2. Completed 3 years of Diagnostic Radiology basic specialty training (BST) programme, and passed the FRCR examination; or alternatively,
  3. Completed 4 years of Diagnostic Radiology Residency Training, and passed the FRCR examination. 

Message from the Programme Director

Welcome and thank you for your interest in the Nuclear Medicine Senior Residency Programme. 

Nuclear Medicine is a relatively new and rapidly changing specialty which has become an important part of patient management. Through a wide range of functional imaging modalities and targeted therapy at molecular/cellular levels using radiation, Nuclear Medicine can allow earlier detection of diseases, shorter delay in treatment and an improvement in prognosis. 

The Nuclear Medicine Senior Residency Programme gives you exposure to a wide range of clinical applications. You will interact with clinical staff and Faculty with varied interests and areas of expertise and gain access to vast research resources.

I invite you to find out more about our programme. Talk to our Faculty members and Residents, who would be glad to answer your questions about our programme. I wish you all the best in your application. 

Dr Xie Wanying
Programme Director, Nuclear Medicine
Consultant, Department of Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Imaging, SGH 

Why Choose Nuclear Medicine?

Depth and breadth of clinical material

Our centre is one of the region's largest departments of Nuclear Medicine and offers a comprehensive range of clinical services in radioisotope imaging and therapy. You can expect exposure to a high volume and broad spectrum of disease conditions in a diverse patient population. 

Outstanding Faculty and dedicated mentors

Our highly experienced Faculty members are leaders in the field of Nuclear Medicine and are committed to training the next generation of Nuclear Medicine physicians. 

Clinical and academic activities

As a Resident, you will participate in the performance and interpretation of studies, and be involved in consultations with clinical staff. You will also get to take part in various clinical conferences and work on clinical research projects under the guidance of our Faculty.

Be at the forefront of Medicine

Nuclear Medicine therapy allows targeted therapy at molecular/cellular levels using radiation. This results in reduced collateral damage, which potentially leads to better treatment response and fewer side effects. 

With molecular/ cellular diagnosis and treatment, as well as individualised treatment setting the direction for future research and patient care, Nuclear Medicine is at the forefront of Medicine. As a Nuclear Medicine physician, you will have the opportunity to be part of exciting, cutting edge research and medical breakthroughs.

Your Career Prospects & Development

With comprehensive training, timely supervision, formative assessments and personalised mentoring, you can expect to complete your Nuclear Medicine Senior Residency Programme within 2.5 years. 

Thereafter, you can become a specialist registered with the Singapore Medical Council to practice as a Nuclear Medicine physician. 

You can expect to progress from Associate Consultant to Consultant, and then Senior Consultant. Those who are interested in research may choose to take up the research and education tracks which will prepare Residents for successful careers in both academic medicine and clinical practice.