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Medical Student Education

Step into the world of medical excellence with Singapore General Hospital's (SGH) student clinical training programs. From foundational skills to advanced experiential learning in various specialties, SGH offers an unparalleled educational experience for medical students. SGH's dynamic approach to clinical training prepares the next generation of medical professionals for success.

SGH is a leading teaching hospital affiliated with esteemed medical schools (National University of Singapore-Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine, Duke-NUS Medical School, and Lee Kong Chian Medical School), offering comprehensive clinical training programs for both local and international medical students. Through a diverse range of training programs, SGH equips students with the knowledge and experience needed to excel in their medical careers.

Training Programmes

SGH offers a range of training programs that cater to various stages of medical education. These include:

Pre-clinical Clinical Skill Foundational Program
This program introduces students to the essential clinical skills needed for their future careers.

Early Clinical Training
Students begin to apply their foundational knowledge in real clinical settings.

Advanced Training (SIP or SAP Attachments)
Advanced postings prepare students for their roles as house officers, providing them with in-depth experience in various medical specialties and sub-specialties.

Clinical Postings
During their clinical postings, medical students are attached to different departments, specialties, and sub-specialties as part of their curriculum. SGH, with its comprehensive range of medical specialties and a broad patient base, offers a dynamic and enriching learning environment. Students have the opportunity to gain experience in various specialty areas, which enhances their clinical skills and prepares them for their future medical careers.

Leadership and Support
The clinical training programs at SGH are led by the SGH Campus Education Director, who works closely with the Clinical Educator Lead (Medical). Together, they champion and manage the medical clinical teaching programs, assess trainee progress, and uphold the standards of this vital activity in the hospital. The training is further supported by university-appointed faculty members who ensure that students receive high-quality education and mentorship.

‚ÄčSpecialty Areas

Students at SGH have the opportunity to be attached to a variety of specialty areas, including:


  • Cardiology 
  • Dermatology
  • Family Medicine & Continuing Care
  • Gastroenterology & Hepatology
  • Haematology
  • Internal Medicine
  • Medical Oncology 
  • Neurology
  • Neonatal & Developmental Medicine
  • Palliative Medicine#
  • Psychiatry
  • Rehabilitation Medicine
  • Renal Medicine
  • Rheumatology & Immunology


  • Anaesthesiology
  • Cardiothoracic Surgery 
  • Colorectal Surgery
  • General Surgery
  • Hand and Reconstructive Microsurgery
  • Neurosurgery
  • Obstetrics & Gynaecology
  • Orthopaedic Surgery
  • Otolaryngology
  • Plastic, Reconstructive & Aesthetic Surgery
  • Urology

Ambulatory & Clinical Support Services

  • Emergency Medicine
  • Diagnostic Radiology
  • Nuclear Medicine & Molecular Imaging
  • Pathology
  • Radiation Oncology 

Singapore National Eye Centre (SNEC)

  • Ophthalmology

With its strong affiliations and comprehensive training programs, SGH stands out as a premier institution for medical student clinical training. The hospital's broad range of specialties and dedicated leadership ensure that students receive an exciting, enriching, and thorough clinical education, preparing them effectively for their future roles in the medical field.