The NUHS Orthopaedic residency program is a comprehensive 6-year program aimed at producing competent, well-rounded orthopaedic surgeons, who can stand shoulder to shoulder with surgeons from top centers around the world.
Residents will receive training in clinical orthopaedics through a well-planned program, involving structured twice-weekly teaching sessions. They will also be rostered to attend sessions in the operating theatre where they will be expected to participate in and perform surgeries of increasing complexity depending on their experience and surgical competency, under the guidance of seniors.
Each resident will be closely mentored by an orthopaedic surgeon, who will guide them through all aspects of the practice of orthopaedic surgery, including daily ward rounds, basic orthopaedic patient care and procedures, pre-operative assessment and investigations, surgical procedures and post-operative care and subsequent follow-up. In addition, residents will also run outpatient clinics under close supervision.
Residents will also be rostered to be on call with seniors where they will be exposed to orthopaedic emergencies. They will be closely mentored on the management of orthopaedic emergencies, and will be expected to carry out surgeries on patients whom they encounter during their calls.
In addition, residents will have opportunities for research and will be given access to all facilities necessary to aid them in their research projects.
As residents progress through the years, they will have to sit for and pass the requisite examinations, including the MRCS (Member of the Royal College of Surgeons), MMed Ortho (Masters of Medicine, Orthopaedics) and the FRCS (Fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons) examinations. At the end of their training, our residents will be independent and competent orthopaedic surgeons, well trained in the practice of orthopaedic surgery.