The Diagnostic Radiology Residency Programme prepares residents to become well-rounded radiologists as well as for the Fellowship Examination of the Royal College of Radiology (FRCR). We also develop residents to become excellent clinician educators, clinician researchers or clinician leaders depending on their areas of interest.
Applicants must fulfill the requirements by the Singapore Medical Council for full or conditional registration. For full registration, the applicant must hold a M.B.,B.S. degree awarded by the National University of Singapore. Eligibility for conditional registration requires the applicant to hold a basic medical degree from a university/medical school listed in the Schedule of the Medical Registration Act.
Our Diagnostic Radiology Residency Programme is a continuum of 5 years (including the first year, which is the transitional year). We tailor the programme to enable residents to achieve their learning goals and to attain the Fellowship of the Royal College of Radiologists (FRCR). Residents will be rotated through neuroradiology (including head & neck radiology), musculoskeletal radiology, breast imaging, body imaging (including cardiac CT and MRI), interventional radiology, paediatric imaging, ultrasound and nuclear medicine. Training also includes general radiology (plain films, fluoroscopy and intravenous urography).
R1 residents start with general radiology, nuclear medicine, CT and ultrasound. MRI will be introduced in the later part of the year. Residents are expected to sit the FRCR part I examination during this time. In the second and third year of training, R2 and R3 residents consolidate their knowledge and skills with rotations through all the radiological subspecialties. They will sit for the FRCR IIa (written) examination during this time. In the fourth year of training, residents will sit for the FRCR IIb examination. Rotations through the radiological subspecialties take place in the NUHS cluster hospitals.
R5 residents go through four 3-month rotations in sub-specialties of their choice, one of which will be a cross cluster elective.
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Dr David Sia
Ms Wendy Wong