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Emergency Medicine

NHG Emergency Medicine Residency Programme​

Resident's Talk

"Emergency Medicine gives me a unique opportunity to administer impactful treatment for patients in their hour of need, as well as the opportunity to grow under nurturing and inspiring faculty members."

Dr Geoffrey Ng
Senior Resident

Rotations

NHG Emergency Medicine Residency Block Rotations  

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Teaching Opportunities

With Yong Loo Lin and Lee Kong Chian Schools of Medicine students rotating through the departments, there are many opportunities for the resident to be involved in clinical teaching. In addition, our residents also teach nurses, paramedics and junior residents. Many of our residents have also completed the NHG Education electives and won numerous teaching excellence awards.

Research Opportunities

There is a huge opportunity for research in the field of Emergency Medicine and academic medicine. We have achieved international recognition for many of our staffs’ publications and several of our Emergency Physicians have been awarded the prestigious fellowships in clinician leadership in research. Each incoming resident will have a cadre of senior doctors to mentor him/her in his/her research projects.

Professional Development

Upon successful completion of the Residency Programme, the resident will exit as an Emergency Medicine Specialist. With the opening of more hospitals and increase in yearly patient attendances, there is a need for more consultant Emergency Physicians in NHG institutions and throughout Singapore. There is an emerging trend of older, sicker, and more complex patients entering the Emergency Department. There are many subspecialties in Emergency Medicine like trauma, toxicology, prehospital medicine, disaster medicine, research etc. that will allow an Emergency Physician to development his/her own unique interests. At the same time, new frontiers such as extracorporeal cardiopulmonary resuscitation, critical care, emerging infectious diseases, observation medicine, ultrasound and point of care testing bring new challenges to Emergency Medicine, hence there is a constant need for aspiring Emergency Physicians to rise to these challenges.