The Family Medicine Residency is a three–year training program.
The clinical learning environment of the Family Medicine Residency Program at National University Healthcare System involves patient care in a variety of settings.
Each setting has its unique patient population, structure of patient care facilities and staffing and medical information system, providing opportunities for learning and observing alternative methods of providing patient care.
The residents will develop skills, habits and behaviours that will be the foundaiton of clinical practice upon completion of his or her Residency Program. The ACGME core competencies structure the curriculum to facilitate residents' development over time. Formative assessments of residents' performance and progress towards proficiency in these competencies ensure that remedial actions be taken as early as possible.
Clinical Education Environment
The clinical sites for the Family Medicine Residency Program are at the National University Hospital (NUH), FMC, General Practice (GP) block posting at the Raffles Medical Group & Frontier Healthcare Group, and longitudinal clinic in St Luke’s Outpatient Clinics. The residents work under the supervision of a Family Medicine faculty member.
Teaching and learning Medicine at NUHS
To achieve the goals and objectives for the Residency Program the following experiences have been established for the purpose of teaching Family Medicine residents:
1) Family Medicine Centre at Clementi Polyclinic (Regular continuity clinic sessions beginning from Year 1 of the residency and continues through to Year 2 and 3.
2) Inpatient Rotations at NUHS/SLH in
a) Adult Medicine (includes Critical Care)
b) Paediatric Medicine
c) Obstetrics and Gynaecology
d) General Surgery (includes Urology)
e) Orthopaedic Surgery (includes Sports Medicine)
f) Emergency Medicine
3) Clinical attachment/Elective Posting in
d) Palliative Care
e) Advanced Maternity Care (applies to elective posting only)
4) General Practice (GP) block posting at Frontier Medical Group or Raffles Medical Group
5) Research project and scholarly activity
Research projects can be a Family Medicine evidence-based topic review, or research project in one of the posting areas including Family Medicine.
Opportunity to participate in scholarly activity includes
a) Audit project(s)
b) Research project(s)
c) Case write-ups
d) Health Education talk
6) Didactic conferences
a) NUHS Residency Core Education Program (CEP)
b) Family Medicine Journal Club & Business Meeting
c) Family Medicine Grand Rounds & Mortality & Morbidity Rounds
d) Family Medicine Modular Course & Revision Tutorials
e) Family Medicine Workshops