Hand and Reconstructive Microsurgery Residency Training
The Residency programme includes the study and prevention of diseases, disorders, and injuries of the hand and upper limb and their treatment by medical, surgical, and physical methods. It also includes competencies in microsurgery and its clinical applications including microsurgical reconstruction. The education in hand surgery is 48 months in duration.
During these four years, residents’ clinical education includes extensive experience in preoperative evaluation and decision making, intra-operative treatment, immediate and long-term postoperative care of both inpatient and outpatient. Basic motor skills will be taught during clinical activities, especially in the operating room. The residents will be involved in all aspects of care of the same patient. The residents will have adequate experience in non-operative outpatient diagnosis and care for adults and children.
Each week, residents have at least 2 half-day of direct supervised outpatient clinical experience in a clinic with a minimum of 10 patients per session.
The programme conducts regular clinical grand rounds, trauma round, research round and participates actively in the national teaching programme.
Residents will spend 6 months at either NUHS or Jurong Health Services as part of their 6-month rotation in the advanced specialties of tumor, nerve and muscle or complex wrist disorders.
In R4, residents will spend a minimum of 6 months and no more than 12 months in elective rotations outside of the programme. This will include Hand surgery in NHG/SHS and/or Plastic and Orthopaedic Surgery.