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Surgery In General (SIG)






The Surgery-In-General (SIG) Residency Programme at National University Health System (NUHS) provides a broad experience for residents who are destined for specialist surgical fields of:

  • Cardiothoracic Surgery
  • Hand Surgery
  • Neurosurgery
  • Plastic Surgery
  • Urology. 


NUHS Surgery-In-General offers a structured programme which comprises of a 2-year foundational training, followed by 4 years of specialty training in the respective subspecialties. Emphasis during the first two years of the programme is on diagnosis, preoperative and postoperative care, acquisition of basic surgical skills and operative experience. Considerable experience is gained in the management of all areas of general surgery, including abdomen, alimentary tract, breast, vascular system, endocrine, genitor-urinary system, neurosurgery, plastic surgery, trauma, and critical care. Scholarly research is strongly encouraged during this period of time.

The University Surgical Cluster (USC) at NUHS has a long and distinguished reputation of preparing its graduates for careers in academic surgery. Our faculty members are committed to teaching and facilitating the growth of medical knowledge. Many faculty members are recognised leaders in their field both nationally and internationally; publish and lecture extensively. Residents will have direct access to these individuals throughout the training. We have a broad scope of surgical problems and exciting research endeavours that include basic, translational, outcomes and clinical research.




Our programme is academically oriented and favours a strong performance on the surgical internship programme (SIP) and PGY 1 posting. We also encourage interested applicants to contact us for a personal interview because it is an important opportunity for interested applicants to emphasise their motivation and enthusiasm towards a career in surgery and to learn first hand the particular strengths and atmosphere of the institution.

Our affliation and close ties with NUS gives us excellent opportunities to tap on the resources available for research. 

If you have what it takes, come join us!