A Family Physician provides personal, primary, preventive, comprehensive, continuing, and coordinated healthcare to patients. This programme aims to equip the resident with the skills and knowledge to provide comprehensive inter-generational care to patients and their families.
NHG’s Family Medicine Residency Programme is a 3-year broad-based training programme. It comprises compulsory rotations to 12 specialist departments and a choice of three short elective postings to broaden the resident’s scope of experience.
With the role of a family physician in the whole healthcare system in mind, our programme aims to provide the resident with the best training experience so he/she graduates into a competent and capable family physician. Other than medical knowledge and patient care, the programme also focuses on the practical aspect of the resident’s capabilities. We ensure that the resident acquires the skills for systems-based practice and practice-based learning so as to maintain his/her competency for life. Such broad-based training enhances the resident’s effectiveness as a family physician in the Singapore primary care setting.
Once a week, the resident will run full-day continuity clinics with fellow residents under the tutelage of family physician supervisors. They will operate these clinics at the Family Medicine Centres within National Healthcare Group Polyclinics (NHGP) located in the central and northern parts of Singapore. As a primary care institution with a vision of “Advancing Family Medicine and Transforming Primary Healthcare”, NHGP provides high value training that is grounded in the values of family medicine.
During his/her residency, the resident will undergo clinical training and practice supervised by dedicated specialist faculty of Tan Tock Seng Hospital (TTSH), Khoo Teck Puat Hospital (KTPH), KK Women's and Children's Hospital (KKH), and National University Hospital (NUH). The core faculty of this programme consists of excellent clinical tutors who are recognised for their teaching efforts and are also actively involved in undergraduate training.