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Additional Information

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  1. Eligibility for different types of fellowship / clinical attachments
  2. Other types of positions in SGH (elective, employment, specialist training)
  3. Estimated schedule for processes before attachment
  4. Estimated expenses
  5. Number of candidates

Eligibility for different types of fellowship / clinical attachments (by medical qualification & year of clinical position only)

Note : The eligibility below is based on the assumption that candidates also fulfill other criteria such as employment status, medical registration, language requirement, etc.

Observer Clinical Observer  Clinical Fellowship 
Medical Student Not eligible Not eligible Not eligible

                           Basic Medical Degree

House Officer / Intern Not eligible Not eligible Not eligible
Medical Officer / Resident
(Year 1, 2, 3 & 4 onwards)
Eligible Not eligible Not eligible

                            Postgraduate Medical Degree

Registrar / Fellow (Year 1, 2 & 3) Eligible Not eligible Not eligible

                          Specialist Training Exit Examination

Consultant / Specialist Eligible Eligible (with 2 years of relevant clinical working experience after attainment of postgraduate qualification) Eligible (with 2 years of relevant clinical working experience after attainment of postgraduate qualification)

 

Other types of positions in SGH

Medical students looking for elective postings may refer to the "Education & Training" section at the hospital website www.sgh.com.sg.

Doctors looking for employment opportunities may refer to the "Join Us" section at the hospital website www.sgh.com.sg. More information about medical career in Singapore is also available at the Ministry of Health's website www.moh.gov.sg.

Doctors looking for specialist training positions may refer to the Ministry of Health's website at www.moh.gov.sg.

Estimated schedule for processes before attachment

Observer
Clinical Observer
Clinical Fellowship
1. Submit application for attachment At least 2 months prior to department's selection (applications are reviewed on a monthly-basis) At least 6 months prior to department's selection (applications are reviewed on a monthly-basis)

At least 6 months prior to department's selection
• applications received from 01 February to 31 July will be reviewed in August/ September
• applications received from 01 August to 31 January will be reviewed in February/ March

Successful Application for Attachment

2. Accept offer At least 3 months before attachment At least 6 months before attachment At least 6 months before attachment
3. Submit documents for SMC application Not applicable At least 6 months before attachment At least 6 months before attachment
4. Submit documents for MOM application Not applicable At least 3 months before attachment At least 3 months before attachment
5. Commencement of attachment

            Follow SGH-PGMI schedule for briefing session

 

Estimated expenses

SGH-PGMI administrative fee (only for successful applications, to be paid when accepting offer, non-refundable)
    • Clinical Fellowship/Clinical Observer : SGD 535 per candidate  (inclusive of GST)
    • Observer : SGD 160.50 per candidate (inclusive of GST)

SGH training fee (only for successful applications, to be paid when accepting offer, non-refundable)

    • Standard Fee for Fellowship / Clinical attachment: S$3210 per month (inclusive of GST)
    • Standard Fee for Observership attachment: S$1070 per week (inclusive of GST)

Temporary registration with Singapore Medical Council (SMC)

    • Application fee SGD 250 (to be paid when submitting application) (inclusive of GST)
    • Practicing certificate : SGD 120 - 200 (to be paid when registering with SMC) (inclusive of GST)

      Click here for more information on Registration Application Fees.

Training employment pass from Ministry of Manpower (MOM)

    • SGD 220 - 250 (inclusive of GST) - to be paid to SGH-PGMI when collecting pass

      Click here
      for more information on training employment pass.

Accommodation in Singapore

    • Room rental: SGD 800 - 1500 per month
    • Budget hotels for short stay : SGD 120 - 250 per night

Other expenses

    • Medical examination in SGH : SGD 120 - 300 (inclusive of GST)
    • Malpractice insurance coverage : SGD 380 - 760 (inclusive of GST)
    • BCLS / ACLS courses : SGD 200 - 400 (inclusive of GST)
    • Work injury insurance: SGD 107 (inclusive of GST)
    • Transport (by train/bus) : SGD 50 - 200 per month
    • Communications (cell phone) : SGD 50 - 150 per month
    • Basic Meals : SGD 300 - 450 per month
    • Groceries : SGD 100 - 300 per month

Fees listed above are subjected to changes without prior notice.
Last updated on 25 May 2017

Number of candidates who have completed the attachments in SGH since 2000

Since year 2000, more than 550 candidates have completed attachments in SGH. These candidates arrive from different countries across the world. A summary is shown below :
Country % of candidates
China 19%
Philippines 12%
India 12%
Malaysia 8%
Myanmar 7%
Indonesia 7%
Bangladesh 6%
Pakistan 6%
Vietnam 3%
Thailand 2%
Sri Lanka 2%
Others 16%