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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



While practising under our department, the resident will have valuable working opportunities in multi-disciplinary teams and interaction with professionals in other medical disciplines. He/she will participate in a wide range of didactic sessions, with opportunities for supervised clinical experience in general psychiatry and the various psychiatry subspecialties.

Subspecialties include:

  • General adult psychiatry
  • Community psychiatry
  • Outpatient psychiatry
  • Geriatric psychiatry
  • Child and adolescent psychiatry
  • Consultation-liaison psychiatry
  • Addiction psychiatry
  • Emergency psychiatry
  • Forensic psychiatry
  • Military psychiatry (for the SAF resident)

Further, the resident may be trained in special areas like women's mental health, eating disorders, neuropsychiatry, mood and anxiety disorders, research, and psychotherapy.

Our programme ensures that the resident has the opportunity to work in a variety of mental health settings, including rotations at the 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), and KK Women's and Children's Hospital (KKH).