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Orthopaedic Surgery

NHG Orthopaedic Surgery Residency Programme

Resident's Talk

“Orthopaedic surgery offers a hands-on approach to problem solving..."

Dr Sean Ho
Senior Resident

Introduction

Orthopaedic Surgery focuses on injuries and diseases of the musculoskeletal system, which includes the bones, joints, and muscles of the body. The Residency Programme aims to provide a well-rounded holistic orthopaedic educational experience for the resident.

In the first year of residency, the resident begins with foundational development in the principles of surgery. During this period, he/she rotates through the department of Accident and Emergency, General Surgery, and Anaesthesia, building on core surgical knowledge before starting on formal orthopaedic training.

From Residency Year 2 to Year 5, our programme provides a focused experience across all major subspecialty areas in orthopaedic surgery including adult reconstruction surgery, hand and reconstructive microsurgery, foot and ankle surgery, musculoskeletal oncology, paediatric orthopaedic surgery, spine surgery, sports medicine, and orthopaedic trauma. (The trainsition from junior residency to senior residency takes place at the start of year 4.)

The sixth, and final, year of residency allows the resident to explore and pursue his/her interest in a specific field of orthopaedics in preparation for a career after exit. We believe that our programme, driven by dedicated faculty, will shape the young budding resident into a confident competent orthopaedic surgeon.

After successful completion of our structured 6-year programme, all residents will sit for the FRCS(Tr&Ortho) exam by the Royal College of Surgeons(Edinburgh). This is a major requirement for achieving specialist accreditation to practise orthopaedics in Singapore.

Additionally, the first 5 years of the NHG Orthopaedic Surgery Residency Programme is accredited by the ACGME-I (Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education International).

Our Mission

To train the next generation of leaders in the field of Orthopaedic Surgery.

Our Vision

To be a world-class training programme that produces orthopaedic surgeons capable of providing high quality institutional care, with a strong academic background, and a commitment to education, advancing knowledge, and lifelong learning.

Programme Faculty

​Programme Director

Dr Muhammad Farhan Mohd Fadil (TTSH)

​Associate Programme Directors

Dr Jacob Oh Yoong Leong (TTSH)
Dr Jeffrey Tan Gek Meng (KTPH)

​Clinical Core Faculty Members

Dr Lee Keng Thiam (TTSH)
Dr Sreedharan Sechachalam (TTSH)
Dr Teo Yee Hong (TTSH)
Dr Lester Chan Wai Mon (TTSH)
Dr Kau Chung Yuan (TTSH)
Dr Ivan Chua Tjun Huat (TTSH)
Dr Kelvin Tan Gouping(TTSH)
Dr Tan Tong Leng (TTSH)
Dr Lester Tan Teong Jin (TTSH)
Dr Remesh Kunnasegaran (TTSH)
Dr James Tan Chung Hui (KTPH)
Dr Derek Howard Park (KTPH)
Dr Vaikunthan Rajaratnam (KTPH)
Dr Kelvin Lor Kah Ho (KTPH)
Dr Antony Xavier Rex Premchand (KTPH)
Dr Timothy Teo Wei Wen(KTPH)