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Geriatric Medicine Senior Residency Programme

Geriatric Medicine is a specialty that delivers person-centred and evidence-based care to older adults. We care for Singapore’s rapidly ageing population which spans an entire spectrum of health states, ranging from those who are ageing healthily to those who are frail and vulnerable with complex needs, with a goal to enable all to age in place, maintain the function and quality of life they desire, and extend their healthspan. We work as a multidisciplinary team together with other healthcare professionals such as nurses, physiotherapists, occupational therapists, speech therapists, dietitians, pharmacists and social workers, and collaborate with other specialities and community partners to holistically address the multidimensional needs of older adults.

The NUHS Geriatric Medicine Senior Residency Programme aims to groom geriatricians that will become leaders of tomorrow with interests in research, medical education, and administration.

The programme is conducted in conjunction with the ACGME-I accredited NUHS Internal Medicine Residency Programme.

Programme Highlights

  • Evidence-based curriculum designed to train and nurture trainees to assume leadership positions.
  • Rotations within and out of NUHS will provide broad experiences in acute clinical settings and extensive exposure to community based services.
  • Senior residents will be encouraged to develop their interests in medical education, clinical research or hospital administration and we will nurture their interests through structured training.
  • Multiple opportunities within the NUHS system to help develop innovative services to aid patients’ wellbeing in the community.

Programme Details

Our Faculty

Programme Director
Dr Sze Yuen Lei

Associate Programme Director
Dr Chen Zhixuan Matthew

Core Faculty
A/Prof Reshma A Merchant
Dr Ng Shu Ee
Dr Tan Chin Kwok 
Dr Jasmine Lim 
Dr Santhosh Kumar Seetharaman
Dr Tan Li Feng

Contact Us

Programme Director

Dr Sze Yuen Lei

Programme Coordinator

Ms Hazel Theam


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