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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


Our programme allows for an integration of learning experiences across both Tan Tock Seng Hospital and Khoo Teck Puat Hospital, ensuring that the resident is exposed to a wide range of acute and elective orthopaedic patients. Both inpatient and outpatient experience as well as operative and non-operative management methods of treatment aim to provide a holistic learning experience. Each resident is closely mentored by both a senior resident and a consultant to monitor his/her progress and provide guidance through his/her six years. They help to ensure that the resident's individual goals, progress milestones, and targets are achieved.

Examples of Residents' Yearly Course Requirements

In addition, we believe in fostering a vibrant learning environment through:

  • Protected time for regular didactic & common curriculum for all residents·       Presentation of papers at Singapore Orthopaedic Association meetings.
  • Weekly Singapore Orthopaedic Association teaching sessions.
  • Attendance at training events, hands-on workshops, cadaveric courses and biomechanics courses at Nanyang Technological University.
  • Compulsory courses including AO Basic course, Advanced Trauma and Life Support, Core Resuscitative Skills training, Microsurgical skills and arthroscopy courses
  • Critical review of medical literature and submitting to peer-reviewed publications
  • Student teaching
  • Quality enhancement project participation
  • Audit session attendance
  • Morbidity & Mortality (M&M) round attendance/presentation