The NUHS internal medicine residency program is committed to provide broad-based and comprehensive training in internal medicine in an environment that fosters intellectual curiosity and lifelong self-directed learning. Our program is designed to help our residents develop a core set of ideas, skills and values that will form the foundation in critical decision making, logical analysis and application of scientific and clinical information.
The principle underlying our training program is one of providing the residents with graded responsibility. PG1 resident is given the responsibility of taking charge of the overall care of the patient. He or she develops management plans and makes decisions about the patient’s care. In these activities, there is careful supervision in the inpatient area by senior residents (PG2 or PG3) and by a faculty consultant physician. As the resident progresses in the training program, supervision decreases and responsibilities expand. NUHS residency program provides a wealth of clinical experience in the inpatient setting which is accompanied by diverse lecture series, grand rounds, journal clubs, and examination preparatory courses that together achieve a comprehensive training in inpatient medicine.
In the outpatient experience, supervision is provided directly by a core faculty consultant. The outpatient training includes longitudinal continuity clinics, subspecialty clinics and rich experience in emergency medicine. All residents follow their own patients in a weekly continuity clinic. Additional ambulatory training is provided by outpatient clinics of different medical subspecialties.
Medical research is supported and encouraged. There are regular courses on medical statistics, ethics, and evidence based medicine. Residents are given opportunities to work on research projects with support from clinician scientists in the faculty.
Disclaimer : Rotation is subject to changes