The NUHS Ophthalmology Residency Programme is a five-year programme that provides residents with a broad experience in ophthalmology. The programme provides an excellent balance of clinical training, structured education, and research opportunities. We emphasise mentored management of the patient by the resident, including all aspects of preoperative evaluation and preparation, operative procedures and postoperative and follow-up care.
Residents will gradually assume increasing responsibility for the patient’s care as they progress through the residency commensurate with their skills and abilities. The programme aims to achieve these goals though didactic lectures courses, conferences, tutorials and mentored operative and research experience.
Upon successful completion of the training, the residents will become competent general ophthalmologists after passing the qualifying examination. We ensure that the training incorporates the six core competency areas as defined by the Accreditation Council of Graduate Medical Education International (ACGME-I) of Patient care, Medical knowledge, Practice-Based Learning and Improvement, Interpersonal and Communication Skills, Professionalism and Systems-Based Practice.
Our department is proud of our strong teaching culture with structured didactic and interactive teaching integrated into daily clinical practice. We have a dedicated faculty team committed to nurturing our residents to develop their maximal potential.
Residents progress through graded clinical and surgical responsibilities as they attain competence in various areas. Feedback is provided at each assessment and stage of training to help them learn more effectively. We have a structured pre-surgical wet lab programme that leads to an early introduction to surgery as attainment of competency permits. We value the importance of translational research and our residents will enjoy opportunities to perform research with leading clinician-scientists and scholars in the field.
Our goal is to train well-rounded ophthalmologists, global in outlook and skills, generators of knowledge, passionate about learning and their profession, role models for their colleagues and advocates for patients and society.
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Dr Anna Tan
Ms Leizel Lee