Emergency Medicine is a specialty that deals with a wide spectrum of patient presentations and acuity; the primary duty of the Emergency Physician is to resuscitate, stabilise and ensure that all life-threatening causes of patient’s conditions are considered. All of this requires a quick mind, a decisive nature, a good fund of knowledge and interest in the breadth of medicine, excellent physical diagnostic skills, good manual dexterity, the deductive ability of a detective, and nerves of steel. Through progressive responsibility and opportunity to develop clinical maturity, judgment and technical skills, the NUHS Emergency Medicine (EM) Residency Programme will train leaders in emergency medicine, capable of providing highest quality care and advancing the specialty.
Our programme is committed to excellent emergency care of our patients through the training of the next generation of Emergency Physicians who are competent, compassionate and who are also able to contribute to the specialty of EM through leadership roles in health care, education and research.
The Emergency Medicine Residency is a five-year programme. The first three years are designed to give the residents a broad exposure to all aspects of EM including acquisition of core EM knowledge and development of procedural skills in management of the acutely ill patient. This is accomplished through rotations in internal medicine, orthopaedic, cardiology, paediatric medicine, EYE / ENT / OG as well as critical care areas including cardiac, surgical and medical intensive care units.
The curriculum prepares the residents for the intermediate examination (M.Med EM) by end of Year 3 (R3). An Exam Preparatory Tutorial Series has been specially developed by NUHS EM faculty to assist the residents in this examination. Upon successful completion of the intermediate examination, residents proceed to complete 24 months as senior residents in order to be eligible for the local EM Exit Examination. Upon successful completion of the EM Exit Examination, the residents will be credentialled as EM Specialists by the Singapore Accreditation Board (SAB).