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National Psychiatry

​NHG National Psychiatry Residency Programme

Resident's Talk

“We benefitted tremendously from the supervision, apprenticeship, and assigned responsibilities at various stages of our Residency..."

Dr Lau Boon Jia

Introduction Message

The years ahead have been described as the Decade of Psychiatry. With the growth in research in the field of neuroscience, increasing awareness of psychiatric issues in medical conditions and the implementation of the National Mental Health Blueprint for Singapore, the future for a career in psychiatry is bright. Psychiatry truly combines the art and science of Medicine – therefore, if you are someone with good 'people' skills and agree that there is no health without mental then psychiatry offers a challenging and stimulating career for you.

The practice of Psychiatry calls for a holistic approach that combines the art and science of medicine to evaluate, investigate, and manage each case. This programme aims to train psychiatrists in the management of a wide range of psychiatric conditions to meet Singapore's present and future mental health needs.

The NHG National Psychiatry Residency Programme is a 5-year training programme that equips each resident with individualised and progressive responsibilities to manage patients in acute and long-term settings. The face of psychiatry has undergone transformation over the recent years, with advances in neurosciences and biological disciplines throwing light on the possible aetiological basis of psychiatric disorders. We believe that the practice of psychiatry requires the accumulation and distillation of understanding from different disciplines such as medicine, psychology, sociology and psychopathology. The compact yet broad-based training curriculum within this programme ensures a firm foundation in the theoretical underpinnings of psychiatric conditions, which is accompanied by clinical experience and close supervision in diverse local treatment setups including community settings.

Programme Faculty

Programme Partners

  • Institute of Mental Health (IMH)
  • Tan Tock Seng Hospital (TTSH)
  • Khoo Teck Puat Hospital (KTPH)
  • National University Hospital (NUH)
  • Singapore General Hospital (SGH)
  • Changi General Hospital (CGH)
  • Ng Teng Fong General Hospital (NTFGH)
  • KK Women's and Children's Hospital (KKH)