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The Department manages a wide variety of Rheumatological disorders, the common and mild as well as the rare and severe. This large and varied patient base, the availability of comprehensive, integrated clinical services in Rheumatology and all Adult Medical/ Surgical specialties and the presence of dynamic teaching staff and support services serve as the foundation to comprehensively educate undergraduate and graduate medical students, postgraduates training in Rheumatology, Internal Medicine and other specialties as well as allied health professionals. 

The Department’s educational programmes synergize with its clinical and research arms to offer a stimulating learning experience tailored for students at undergraduate and up to doctorate level. Teaching methods include in-house on-line lectures, didactic lectures, tutorials, bedside clinical teaching and supervised inpatient and referral services and outpatient clinics. 

Undergraduate Education

  • Undergraduate education includes the teaching of students from Duke-NUS Graduate Medical School, Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine NUS, other upcoming local medical schools as well as international medical students from the Asia , Great Britain and Europe, Australia, as well as the Middle East. 

  • The Musculoskeletal Core Rotation, a novel curriculum for final year Duke-NUS Graduate Medical School was jointly designed by the Department of Rheumatology and Immunology with 3 other SGH departments. Through an objective and validated assessment, the novel curriculum was well received by the medical students and faculty. 

Postgraduate Education

  • Postgraduate training programmes in the Department includes advanced training for doctors specialising in Rheumatology for which the department is accredited for, as well as PhD students. The Department of Rheumatology and Immunology contributes to the Singhealth Residency programme and continuing medical education programmes for Family Physicians. 

  • In December 2013, the department achieved accrediation from the US Accrediation Council for Graduate Medical Education International (ACGME-I) for Rheumatology senior residency. This accreditation is testimony of our dedication towards medical education and training of the next generation of Rheumatologists.

Useful Videos for Rheumatology Learners

 SGH Rheumatology Medical Education: Rapid Rheum Review Series


Duration: 12:03


Duration: 15:55


​Approach to Joint Pain

Duration: 10:21

​Glucocorticoid-Induced Osteoporosis

Duration: 13:56


Duration: 12:32

Overview of Connective Tissue Disease

Duration: 16:48

Psoriatic Arthritis

Duration: 9:13

​Idiopathic Inflammatory Myopathies

Duration: 9:28

Rheumatoid​ Arthritis

Duration: 12:13

Serologies in Rheumatology

Duration: 11:55

​Soft Tissue Rheumatism

Duration: 16:56

​Systemic Lupus Erythematosus and Anti-phospholipid Antibody Syndrome

Duration 19:24

Systemic Sclerosis​

Duration: 17:43

​Systemic Vasculitis

Duration: 17:21

​Sjogren Syndrome​

Duration: 8:03

Septic Arthritis and Reactive Arthritis​

Duration: 16:35

SGH Rheumatology Medical Education: Allied Health for Rheumatology


Podiatry in Rheumatology

Duration: 13:32

Physiotherapy in Rheumatology

Duration: 12:12

​Pharmacotherapy in Rheumatology

Duration: 24:54

Occupational Therapy in Rheumatology

Duration: 16:44

Patient Education in Rheumatology

Duration: 8:33

SGH Rheumatology Medical Education: Joint Examination and Intra-articular & Intra-lesional Injections


Musculoskeletal Examination and Joint Injection Series Introduction Video

Duration: 1:49

​Examination of the Hand and Wrist

Duration: 6:43

​Examination of the Elbow

Duration: 3:37


​Examination of the Shoulder

Duration: 8:50

Examination o the Spine

Duation: 7:56

​Examination of the Hip

Duration: 4:39

Examination of the Knee

Duration: 5:34​

Examination of the Ankle and Foot

Duration: 6:46

GALS Screening Examination

Duration: 6:13

Intralesional Injection Introduction

Duration: 2:24

​Flexor Tendon Injection of the Hand

Duration: 0:43

Carpal Tunnel Syndrome

Duration: 0:59​

DeQuevain's Tenosynovitis Injection

Duration: 0:44​

Wrist Joint Aspiration

Duration: 0:44

​Shoulder Joint Aspiration (Anterior) 

Duration: 0:48

Shoulder Joint Aspiration (Posterior)

Duration: 0:53​

Subacromial Bursa Injection

Duration: 0:37​

Knee Joint Aspiration

Duration: 0:49

Ankle Joint Aspiration

Duration: 0:37