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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:
  1. Cardiothoracic Surgery
  2. Hand Surgery
  3. Neurosurgery
  4. Plastic Surgery
  5. 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.

Programme Details

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Our Faculty

Programme Director
Dr Fiona Wu

Associate Programme Director
Dr Tan Chuan Chien

Core Faculty
Dr Bettina Lieske
Dr Loo Mee Ann Lynette
Dr Tan Wee Boon
Dr Wong Julian Chi Leung


Contact Us

Programme Director

Dr Fiona Wu

Programme Coordinator

Ms Michelle Kuan

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