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Types of Fellowship

The Fellowship / Clinical Attachment Programmes at Singapore General Hospital (SGH) offer foreign doctors short-term attachments to undergo clinical training in more than 20 clinical departments. These programmes provide a comprehensive range of medical, surgical and clinical support specialty training.

Each department offers training in one or more subspecialties. List of subspecialties and types of services can be obtained from the departmental webpages in the hospital website www.sgh.com.sg.

Division of Ambulatory & Clinical Support Services

Division of Medicine

Division of Pathology

Division of Surgery

The main objective of these attachment programmes is for candidates to gain exposure in the Singapore healthcare industry and/ or learn specific clinical skills. Successful completion of attachments proves experience gained but not competency achieved. The attachments do not imply any recognition or acceptance for registration with any local or overseas medical council/ examination board/ medical association, unless otherwise specified by the respective authority. 

Attachment Programmes

The SGH Postgraduate Medical Institute (SGH-PGMI) administers the following types of attachment programmes to suit the candidates’ individual needs.

Fellowship Attachment (Clinical Fellow)

  • Hands-on practice (training duration maximum 12 months)
  • Self-funding only
  • Eligibility criteria :
    • basic & postgraduate medical degrees
    • 2-year clinical (working) experience after attainment of postgraduate qualification
    • current & future employment
    • English proficiency
    • relevant practicing license
    • SMC temporary registration (clinical fellow)
    • MOM training employment pass
  • SGH-PGMI administrative fee is applicable
  • SGH training fee may be applicable

Clinical Attachment (Clinical Observer)

  • Restricted hands-on practice (training duration maximum 6 months)
  • Self-funding only
  • Eligibility criteria :
    • basic & postgraduate medical degrees
    • 2-year clinical (working) experience after attainment of postgraduate qualification  
    • current & future employment
    • relevant practicing license
    • SMC temporary registration (clinical observer)
    • MOM training employment pass
  • SGH-PGMI administrative fee is applicable
  • SGH training fee may be applicable

Clinical Attachment (Observer)

  • Hands-off observation only (training duration maximum 4 weeks)
  • Self-funding only
  • Eligibility criteria :
    • basic medical degree
    • current & future employment
    • relevant practicing license
  • SGH-PGMI administrative fee is applicable
  • SGH training fee may be applicable

    NOTES :

    1. SMC = Singapore Medical Council
    2. MOM = Ministry of Manpower
    3. The types of training (hands-on or observer) follows the SMC regulations for the different categories of registration