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Postgraduate Education

​​Postgraduate Education

Postgraduate Education in NHG

NHG offers accredited residency training programmes for both doctors and pharmacists in Singapore. The residency training programmes offer these healthcare professionals the opportunity to embark on a specialist career to advance their practice in a special area of interest.

Post-graduate Year 1 (PGY1 - Medical)

Post-graduate year 1 (PGY1) programme is the training year after the completion of basic medical education. It is a prerequisite for medical doctors to become eligible for medical registration or before embarking on medical residency training.

PGY1 trainees will be exposed to the breadth and depth of clinical cases and specialties, and equipped with the necessary clinical and non-technical skills preparing you for future unsupervised independent clinical practice. Our experienced and dedicated clinicians will also guide you through an enriching learning experience with effective supervision and mentoring, and a supportive environment for your development as future doctors.

Medical Residency

Doctors who are interested in advancing their practice have 26 medical specialties to choose from, of which 15 specialities are accredited by the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education – International (ACGME-I), 3 by the Joint Committee of Specialist Training (JCST), and 8 by the Accreditation of Postgraduate Medical Education Singapore (APMES).

For each speciality, residents will go through a structured system called rotation blocks, which allows them to gain a wide range of learning and training experiences relevant to their preferred area of specialisation. Residents will also undergo regular formative assessments to ensure his/her systematic progression towards becoming lead practitioners in their respective speciality.

Follow the link to learn more about PGY1 training and our medical residency programmes:

Pharmacy Residency

Pharmacists who are interested to advance their practice can now pursue the specialities of their choice through the National Pharmacy Residency Programmes.

As a requirement, they will be trained under the National Pharmacy Residency Year 1 Programme (R1) so as to gain professional and clinical competence in the delivery of patient-centred care services and be prepared to provide advanced pharmaceutical care as clinical pharmacists, before joining the National Pharmacy Residency Year 2 Programmes (R2). 

Building on the broad-based skills gained in R1 residency programmes, residents will be trained to specialise their pharmacy practice and provide care in the most challenges cases through a structured training curriculum in R2, involving learning activities like discussions, oral presentation, research, working with a targeted group of patients, as well as practice of personal development such as leadership, management skills and teamwork. They will become independent specialist practitioners in the respective advanced areas of pharmacy, while taking part in educating other health care professionals, trainees and the public. 

Follow the link to learn more about the pharmacy residency programmes: https://www​​


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