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PGY1@Tan Tock Seng Hospital

Recpients of the NHG Teaching Awards for PGY1s with our education leaders

Resident's Talk

“I have been truly blessed with seniors who have patiently mentored me at work. I’m thankful!”

Dr Bernice Heng


​Introduction Message

Post-graduate year 1 (PGY1) is the training year after completion of basic medical education. Completion of PGY1 training makes you eligible for medical registration. It prepares you for future unsupervised independent practice.  In Tan Tock Seng Hospital (TTSH), we aim to equip PGY1 trainees with the necessary clinical and non-technical skills, as well as a depth of clinical experience. We also provide a motivating platform to support your career aspirations in our residency programmes. You will experience both the breadth and depth of clinical diversity, along with the camaraderie of working in a busy restructured hospital. The PGY1 (TTSH) programme promotes a culture of patient safety, advocates protected training time and embraces the work-life balance ethos. You are assured of supervision and mentoring to cater to your educational and training needs as you strive to serve with distinction the cause of humanity, teaching, training and research.


General Medicine

The General Medicine Department at TTSH provides training in a wide variety of undifferentiated case presentations. Here, the PGY1 doctor will learn to manage patients in a comprehensive and holistic manner. He/she will also gain the ability to obtain information, arrive at correct diagnoses in a timely manner, and institute appropriate management plans.

General Surgery

The General Surgery Department is one of the only few true generalist department where every specialist still pursues general surgery aside from subspecialist interests; hence case diversity is assured. Through structured teaching and academic activities, the PGY1 doctor will gain exposure to the basics of surgical care in general surgery, surgical critical care, hepatobiliary surgery, colorectal surgery, trauma surgery, breast and endocrine surgery, upper gastrointestinal and bariatric surgery, vascular surgery, laparoscopic and endoscopic surgery, and surgical oncology.

Orthopaedic Surgery

Under the Orthopaedic Surgery rotation, the PGY1 doctor is given progressive responsibility for the care of patients under the supervision of faculty members. He/She will also attain a good grounding in the areas of geriatric medicine, rehabilitation, physiotherapy, and hand surgery, which are crucial elements of Orthopaedic Surgery training.

Programme Faculty

​Programme Director

​Dr Vishalkumar G Shelat

​Associate Programme Directors

​Dr Veerendra Chadachan
Dr Endean Tan Zie Hean
Dr Lester Tan
Dr Loong Tse Han

​Clinical Core Faculty Members

​Dr Ashish Anil Sule 
Dr Shaji Jose Vadassery
Dr Dorai Raj D Appadorai
Dr Jennifer Ting
Dr Joanne Tan
Dr Adeline Lam
Dr Kausalia Chinnaaiah
Dr Eunice Chua
Dr Huang Wenhui
Dr Pankaj Handa
Dr Janine Kee
Dr Winston Woon
Dr Teo Li Tserng
Dr Kaushal Sanghvi
Dr Aung Myint Oo
Dr Wong Kar Yong
Dr Joseph Lo
Dr Goh Mui Heng
Dr Ng Hui Wen
Dr Atasha Binti Asmat
Dr Remesh Kunnasegaran
Dr Ivan Chua
Dr Lester Chan
Dr Tay Guan Tzu