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Preventive Medicine


Preventive Medicine focuses on the health of individuals and defined populations in order to protect, promote, and maintain health and well-being and prevent disease, disability, and premature death. 

Public Health and Occupational Medicine training programmes have now been grouped under the Preventive Medicine Residency Programme.

Preventive Medicine Residency Programme is a National Programme, with NUHS as the sponsoring institution for  Preventive Medicine in Singapore and the following institutions as affiliated institutions:  

Agency for Integrated Care

Alexandra Health System

Eastern Health Alliance

Health Promotion Board

Health Sciences Authority 

Jurong Health Services

Ministry of Health

Ministry of Manpower

National Healthcare Group: HQ, Polyclinics

Singapore Armed Forces

Singapore Health Services

Tan Tock Seng Hospital



The R1 to R3 years will lead to acquiring core knowledge and skills across the broad range of Preventive Medicine and Public Health competencies. The learning will be structured through a series of planned, guided and varied practical experiences that draw on the relevant knowledge base, cultivate an awareness of systems-based practice, and develop professionalism and communication skills.

The advanced practicum in Preventive Medicine will provide 24 months of training with the goal of developing specialised skills in one or more of the following areas:


a. Public Health (leading to specialist certification in Public Health)

i. Disease control and epidemiology

ii. Health policy and administration

iii. Health services research

b. Occupational and Environmental Medicine (leading to specialist certification in Occupational Medicine)

Key Features of the NUHS Preventive Medicine Residency programme:

  • This is a National Programme which offers a broad range of experiential learning across various participating sites throughout Singapore
  • Strong teaching culture with outstanding teaching faculty
  • NUHS offers the academic training for those who wish to do this in Singapore
  • Our track record – we are an internationally recognized training centre that has trained leaders in Preventive Medicine in Singapore and the region for more than 5 decades

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