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Transitional Year





Transitional Year (TY) Residency/ PGY1 (Post Graduate Year 1) Programme aims to build a strong foundation for all newly graduated medical students. The programme is designed for our PGY1s to undergo a series of core rotations in accredited hospitals, so as to fulfill requirement for full/ conditional registration with the Singapore Medical Council (SMC).

Since May 2015, all TY Residents are part of a phase 2 categorical residency programme, and will undergo their foundational training within the TY/ PGY1 programme before embarking on their specialty residency training.

Helmed by a diverse group of dedicated and outstanding faculty, we aim to ensure the clinical training needs of the residents are met. Besides learning how to be clinically competent and excellent doctors, we aim to instill NUHS TRICE values - Respect, Integrity, Compassion, and Teamwork through participation in volunteerism projects and in various relevant committees.



Outstanding Features

TYs will undertake 2 months of Electives, usually in their parent residency programme, ranging from Ophthalmology, Otorhinolaryngology to Anaesthesia, Emergency Medicine etc. This will enable their smooth transition into their specialty training.

We are the only TY Residency programme with accredited Emergency Medicine as a core PGY-1 discipline.

PGY-1s in NUHS rotations

  • Allows young clinicians to appreciate & embrace the myriad of experiences that NUH with NUHS Residency has to offer.
  • Opportunity for prospective specialty Programme Directors (PD) / Associate PD/ Core Faculty (CF) to witness first-hand the potential residents at work. 

  • 4-monthly rotations for PGY-1s in 6 MOH accredited PGY-1 disciplines (Internal Medicine, General Surgery, Orthopaedics, Obstetrics & Gynaecology, Paediatrics and Emergency Medicine)

Core Educational Programme (CEP)

A unique weekly educational session dedicated to PGY1s, prepared and delivered by specialists in the 6 core PGY1 disciplines, to ensure that the quality academic education underpins strong clinical performance and experience.


TYGER programme (TY General Educational Round)

A teaching programme by TY/ PGY1s for their fellow TY/PGYs, supervised by TY/ PGY1 Core faculty members.




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Thank you for your interest in the NUHS TYRP! 

We look forward to receiving your enquiries and applications to our programme.