What is Geriatric Medicine?
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 multi-disciplinary 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 multi-dimensional 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.