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NHG Rheumatology Residency Programme ​

Resident's Talk

“I chose Rheumatology because it is a very fascinating subject. It is like a jigsaw puzzle where we are trying to put the pieces together to form a bigger picture. It is satisfying to treat them and see them get better.”

Dr Paula Permatasari Tjokrosaputro
Senior Resident

Am I eligible for the programme and how do I apply?

In order to be eligible for the NHG Rheumatology Residency Programme, the candidate must have:

  • Obtained a recognised postgraduate medical degree, e.g. MMed. (Internal Medicine) or its equivalent
  • Passed local clinical examination and/or ABIM(S) examination
  • Obtained Programme Director certification or successfully completed a recognised Internal Medicine Residency Programme of at least 36 months.

Overseas Trainees / Non Trainees:

Application for residency programmes in Singapore is centrally administered by MOH Holdings, who manages medical manpower in Singapore. Before graduates are eligible to apply for residency programmes in Singapore, they need to secure an offer of employment as a doctor from MOHH. Please refer to its website for more details.