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Oversea-Student Elective Programs

Singapore General Hospital (SGH) accepts students from recognized overseas medical schools for elective postings. These students must be in their clinical training years and will be accepted as Special Clinical Students. The applications of these electives are through the National University of Singapore (NUS-Medicine) or direct application with SGH.

Over the years, we have trained students from many countries including UK, Germany, Australia, New Zealand and Asia. The elective postings may range from a minimum period of two (2) weeks to a maximum of eight (8) weeks.

In recognition of the hospital's teaching role, the Ministry of Health has appointed a senior clinician in SGH to be the Clinical Educator Lead (CEL). The CEL supervises the medical teaching programs, assesses the progress of trainees and serves as a mentor to the trainees. Our SGH's senior clinicians are appointed as clinical faculty of the medical schools.

The hospital, with its comprehensive range of medical specialties and broad patient base, offers a very enriched learning environment for medical students. Students have the opportunities to be attached to the following specialty areas:



•Cardiology * 


•Family Medicine & Continuing Care

•Gastroenterology & Hepatology


•Internal Medicine

•Medical Oncology #


•Neonatal & Developmental Medicine

•Palliative Medicine#


•Rehabilitation Medicine

•Renal Medicine

•Rheumatology & Immunology



•Cardiothoracic Surgery *

•Colorectal Surgery

•General Surgery

•Hand and Reconstructive Microsurgery


•Obstetrics & Gynaecology

•Orthopaedic Surgery


•Plastic, Reconstructive & Aesthetic Surgery




Ambulatory & Clinical Support Services


•Emergency Medicine

•Diagnostic Radiology

•Nuclear Medicine & Molecular Imaging


•Radiation Oncology #

* Disciplines offered in conjunction with National Heart Centre Singapore (NHCS)

# Disciplines offered in conjunction with National Cancer Centre Singapore (NCCS)


Please use the following link to apply for your electives: