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​NHG Endocrinology Residency Programme

Resident's Talk

"Endocrinology is a fascinating field encompassing multiple organ systems, that demands appreciation of the nuances and subtleties in every patient. Its study is guaranteed to develop a holistic, discerning physician with astute clinical acumen."

Dr Loh Zhi Wen
Senior Resident

Learning Experience

Our programme believes in learning through teaching. Senior residents will have ample opportunities to train peers, allied healthcare professionals, and medical students. They will also be involved in community outreach activities, including education classes for patients and caregivers with diabetes.

The trainees will be rotated to the ward where they will run the inpatient diabetes care service, as well as answer referrals for complex endocrinological conditions under the guidance of the consultants. They will also be running their own continuity care clinics where they will see both new referrals and continue outpatient follow-up of patients they have seen in the ward.

In addition to Tan Tock Seng Hospital, trainees will have the chance to rotate to other institutions such as Khoo Teck Puat Hospital, Admiralty Medical Center, KK Women and Children Hospital, Singapore General Hospital and National University Hospital for their external rotations. They will also be exposed to the following sub-speciality services in collaboration with colleagues from various disciplines:

a) Complex Lipid Clinic
b) Insulin Pump and CGMS Clinic
c) Young DM and T1DM Clinic
d) Diabetes and Pregnancy Clinic
e) Diabetes and Kidney Clinic
f) Diabetic Foot Clinic
g) Thyroid Biopsy Clinic
h) Pituitary/Adrenal Multidisciplinary Rounds in collaboration with neurologists, neurosurgeons and neuroradiologists from NNI
i) Reproductive Endocrinology (Including IVF)
j) Complex Calcium and Bone Clinic
k) HIV Endocrinology Clinic
l) Transgender Medicine
m) Obesity and Bariatric Clinic
n) Diabetic Foot Clinic

In addition to their clinical and teaching responsibilities, senior residents are also encouraged to participate actively in research and quality improvement initiatives. Several of our research mentors are experienced PhD-trained, grant-supported professors who are passionate in guiding senior residents through the research journey to publication of their work. Research meetings are held frequently, and trainees are encouraged to enrol in various research programs and apply for research grants.