Curriculum and Rotations outline
Our program is committed to excellent emergency care of our patients through the training of the next generation of Emergency Physicians who are competent, compassionate and who are also able to contribute to the specialty of EM through leadership roles in health care, education and research.
The Emergency Medicine (EM) residency is a 5 year program. The first 3 years are designed to give the residents a broad exposure to all aspects of EM including acquisition of core EM knowledge and development of procedural skills in management of emergent patient. This is accomplished through rotations in General Surgery, Internal Medicine, Orthopedic, Cardiology, Paediatric Medicine, EYE / ENT as well as critical care areas including cardiac, surgical, medical intensive care units.
The curriculum prepares the resident for Member of the College of Emergency Medicine (MCEM) / Mmed (A&E) exam in Resident Year 3. Resident will sit for the MCEM Part A examination at the end of the first year (R1). An Applied Basic Science Revision Course (modules in Anatomy, Physiology and Clinical Pharmacology) has been specially developed by NUHS EM faculty to assist the residents in this examination.
Upon successful completion of the MCEM exam, resident proceeds to complete 24 months as a Senior Resident before taking the final Specialist Exit Exam conducted by the Joint Committee in Specialist Training (JCST) and will be accredited as an EM Specialist by the Singapore Accreditation Board (SAB).
On completion of the program, residents are capable of practicing Emergency Medicine independently and incorporating new skills and knowledge throughout their careers.