NUHS Anaesthesiology Transitional Year Curriculum:
4 months Internal Medicine (including Respiratory, General and Endocrine Medicine)
4 months General Surgery
4 months Paediatric Medicine
2 months Anaesthesia
NUHS Anaesthesiology Clinical Years 1-3 Curriculum:
The NUHS Anaesthesia Training Program strives to achieve the good balance between Education, Research and Clinical Experience. Your professional development will be outstanding at all levels of residency training. Throughout your training years, you will have the opportunity to work alongside experienced specialist anaesthetists, devoted educators as well as innovative researchers.
Your rotations through from Clinical Years 1 to 3 will be broad-based, with a challenging mix of varied surgical conditions, including obstetric and paediatric populations. Training opportunities will be directed and specially arranged to maximise your clinical exposure to the fullest
Clinical Year 1 involves close, one-to-one clinical training with experienced clinicians in the perioperative care of surgical patients. This is the period where you will learn the foundations of Anaesthesia including basic airway management, anaesthetic induction, delivery, and emergence. Dedicated rotations through the anaesthetic modules will help you develop your skills to take on more challenging scenarios. CA-1 residents will also rotate through the subspecialty areas of obstetric and paediatric anaesthesia, cardiothoracic, pain medicine and intensive pain medicine.
Clinical Year 2 provides further in-depth study of subspecialties in Anaesthesia including obstetric, paediatric, cardiothoracic, vascular, neuroanaesthesia and regional anaesthesia, as well as acute and chronic pain management. Through these subspecialty rotations you will manage increasingly complex cases. You will also begin to supervise and teach CA-1 residents.
Clinical Year 3 is the culmination of your training as you develop and implement your anaesthetic plans with more independence. This year allows you to improve your skills in the general OT and during additional subspecialty rotations of your choosing. Unique opportunities in the CA-3 year include training in trans-oesophageal echocardiography, electives out of Anaesthesia, Clinical and Basic research. Your confidence will grow as you find yourself capable of managing the most complex patients, well poised to take on the role of a Specialist Anaesthetist.
We have a proud tradition of mentoring our juniors well and pushing them to the fullest of their capabilities. Our teaching programs are robust, boasting of weekly journal clubs, case discussions, and debates. Our tutorials and exam practice sessions are highly sought after by current trainees and our keen tutors have made their professional development top priority. Our Department has produced the best examination success statistics in the MMed Singapore as well as FANZCA examinations. Our Residents will also be actively involved in the education of fellow residents, medical students, nurses as well as nursing students.
Beyond Core Training, The CA 4-5 Years