The 4-year core rotations in the plastic surgery programme are aimed at providing the resident with basic and fundamental aspects of plastic surgery. In addition, the resident is also expected to have basic specialised sound and practical knowledge and techniques in the various subspecialties of cleft and craniofacial surgery, reconstructive microsurgery, aesthetic surgery, burns, and hand surgery.
Most of the training will be conducted at the primary site of the sponsoring institution. There will be 2 compulsory 6-month core rotations to Hand Surgery (Department of Hand and Reconstructive Microsurgery, NUHS) and Burns (Department of Plastic Reconstructive and Aesthetic Surgery, SGH) at the end of R3 and R4 respectively.
At the end of the 4-year training programme, the competent resident is expected to sit for the exit examination for specialist accreditation in Plastic Surgery.
Further training in the resident’s subspecialty of choice can be conducted after the exit examination. An overseas fellowship programme is encouraged.