The NUHS Plastic Surgery Residency Programme is a multi-tiered programme with the goal of accreditation in plastic surgery as a specialty. Residents can either join the programme with direct entry to the surgical specialty after fulfilling the initial common trunk training in Surgery-in- General (SIG), or apply to enter after their general surgery residency. Residents who enter the programme after completing the two-year SIG programme must possess the necessary qualifications (M.R.C.S.) before they can formally commence plastic surgery training. Formal plastic surgery training will consist of four years.
The programme is designed to provide a combination of clinical experience, academic teaching, and opportunities in research. We also have a diverse spectrum of cases, including paediatric plastic surgery. The high volume of craniofacial, trauma, and reconstructive cases will provide a rich and fulfilling source of training material. Our sub-specialties include: congenital and acquired cranio-maxillofacial surgery, craniofacial trauma, head and neck reconstruction, breast and trunk reconstruction, lymphoedema and super-microsurgery.
At the end of the programme, Plastic Surgery residents should be able to employ the knowledge and techniques learnt to enhance function and appearance made abnormal by birth defects, trauma, infection or oncology; and to enhance the patient’s self-esteem by correcting body features displeasing to the patient.