To provide the best education for our residents in order to maximally develop each individual’s potential and to enable them to deliver health care of the highest quality to their patients.
Our Teaching Philosophy
Residents are encouraged to acquire a high-level of evidence-based knowledge relevant to the modern practice of Paediatrics. A core-reading list is supplemented by an intensive schedule of interactive lectures and small-group teaching. A rigorous approach to the critical appraisal of scientific information is emphasized.
Clinical training revolves around the application of knowledge thus gained to practical, real-time clinical problems. This often involves the full range of skills required in the management of complex, multi-disciplinary cases. Residents are introduced to the concepts of team-based care at an early stage in their training.
The basic clinical skills, for example, history taking and communications, are developed in tandem with practical and presentation skills. Residents are encouraged to teach junior colleagues and to participate in the department’s continuing medical education program. There are also ample opportunities for involvement in clinical research and laboratory-based training. A mentorship scheme is mandatory from time of entry and career guidance is available from senior colleagues ranging from awarded clinician-scientists to visiting staff prominent in the private sector.
In consideration of the advanced standing of the Master of Medicine (Paediatrics) degree, conjointly examined with the Membership of the Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health (United Kingdom), residents are assessed informally and formally throughout the program.