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PGY1@Tan Tock Seng Hospital

​​NHG Transitional Year (Post Graduate Year 1)

Resident's Talk

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

Dr Bernice Heng


Am I eligible for the programme?

  • In general, PGY1 positions are only eligible for those who are registered and employed to work in Singapore.
  • You may also check if your degree is registrable via the Singapore Medical Council (SMC) website:

How do I apply?

If your degree and further qualifications are recognised by SMC and registrable to work in Singapore, you may apply for the national PGY1 programme when registration opens. 

Applications are taken centrally by MOHH. Click for details.

What are my employment opportunities?

All junior doctors in public positions are employed centrally by MOH Holdings (MOHH). MOHH will help unregistered doctors arrange to be registered by the Singapore Medical Council (SMC). Please contact MOHH to get your eventual employment and registration planned out. The MOHH website is:

What are the progression criteria?

Progression through the PGY1 is dependent upon a doctor fulfilling the Singapore Medical Council's (SMC) and employer's (MOHH) obligations, as well as, training and assessment standards set by the National Assessment Committee for Post Graduate Year 1 (NAC-PGY1).