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Haematology Senior Residency Programme

Haematology is a unique specialty that encompasses both clinical and laboratory aspects of medical management. Our training programme entails three years of training that fulfills the requirements of Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education International (ACGME-I) and Joint Committee on Specialist Training (JCST) for specialist certification in Haematology.

The Haematology Senior Residency Programme provides a balance of didactic teaching and senior resident self-directed learning. Regular formative assessments throughout training help senior residents to learn and develop. Senior residents are also encouraged and given opportunities to participate in research and teaching activities.

Haematology senior residents will be exposed to a wide spectrum of common and rare benign and malignant haematology disorders with common and complex clinical issues including stem cell transplantation, leukaemia and lymphoma, thrombosis and haemostasis, laboratory haematology and blood banking. The educational programme will comprise didactic sessions, clinical experience, including in-patient care, consultations; stem cell transplantation and ambulatory clinics; and participation in scholarly activities.

Programme Highlights

  • Comprehensive training in clinical and laboratory haematology, including benign and malignant haematology, stem cell transplantation, thrombosis and haemostasis, laboratory haematology, transfusion and blood banking. Our broad casemix increases our trainee's exposure to a wide spectrum of simple and complex haematology patients with both common and rare disorders.
  • Structured educational programme that comprises of  (a) weekly didactic sessions with conferences, formal lectures and multidisciplinary conferences (b) clinical experience, including in-patient care, consultations, stem cell transplantation and ambulatory clinics and (c) laboratory rotations including general and specialised haematology laboratory, transfusion, blood banking and stem cell laboratory.
  • Rotation to our participating site, Tan Tock Seng Hospital for applicants to further consolidate their clinical knowledge and skills particularly in benign and laboratory haematology and gain valuable exposure to a different healthcare system.
  • Opportunities for supervised research and participation in scholarly activities under guidance of research mentors.
  • Excellent training environment with strong teaching culture and dedicated faculty teaching and supervision.

Programme Details

Our Faculty

Programme Director
Dr Widanalage Sanjay Prasad De Mel

Associate Programme Director
Dr Chandramouli Nagarajan

Core Faculty
Dr Joanne Lee
Dr Lee Shir Ying
Dr Melissa Ooi Gaik Ming
Dr Tan Chuen Wen
Dr Chen Yunxin
Dr Nurul Aidah Binti Abdul Halim
A/Prof Allison Tso Ching Yee

Contact Us

Programme Director

Dr Sanjay De Mel

Programme Coordinator

Ms Ann Koh


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