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Diagnostic Radiology Junior Residency Programme

2024/05/23

DR-imgThe NUHS Diagnostic Radiology Residency Programme prepares residents to become well-rounded radiologists as well as for the Fellowship Examination of the Royal College of Radiology UK (FRCR) and Master of Medicine (MMed) Diagnostic Radiology Singapore. We also develop residents to become excellent clinician educators, clinician researchers or clinician leaders depending on their areas of interest.

Objectives

Applicants must fulfill the requirements by the Singapore Medical Council for full or conditional registration. Eligibility for conditional registration requires the applicant to hold a basic medical degree from a university/medical school listed in the Schedule of the Medical Registration Act.

Our Diagnostic Radiology Residency Programme is a continuum of five years. We tailor the programme to enable residents to achieve their learning goals and to attain the FRCR and MMed Diagnostic Radiology. Residents will be rotated through neuroradiology (including head & neck radiology), musculoskeletal radiology, breast radiology, body imaging (including cardiac CT and MRI), interventional radiology, paediatric radiology, ultrasound and nuclear medicine. Training also includes general radiology (plain films, fluoroscopy and intravenous urography).

Rotations

R1 residents start with general radiology, nuclear medicine, CT and ultrasound. MRI will be introduced in the later part of the first year. Residents are expected to sit the FRCR part 1 examination during their first year of training. R2 and R3 residents consolidate their knowledge and skills with rotations through all the radiological sub-specialties. Residents will sit for the FRCR 2A examination after completing 24 months of clinical radiology training. In the third and fourth years of residency, residents will sit for the FRCR 2B examination after completing 34 months of clinical radiology training. Rotations through the radiological subspecialties take place in the NUHS cluster hospitals. R5 residents go through four three-month rotations in sub-specialties of their choice, one of which will be a cross cluster elective.

Programme Highlights
  • Great emphasis on teaching and passing examinations
  • Fortnightly in-house web-based mock exams modelled after the FRCR Part 1 and 2B written examinations with feedback
  • Thrice weekly consultant-led tutorials, modelled after the FRCR Part 2B viva examinations
  • Up to 20 clinico-radiological rounds per week
  • Institutional subscriptions to electronic reference and assessment materials (StatDX, e-Anatomy)
  • Monthly meetings with mentors enabling individual feedback to be given on progress
  • Monthly resident meetings with senior staff
  • Regular auditing of on-call cases by consultant radiologists for quality and educational purposes with monthly audit meeting
  • High priority given to residents' examination and training leave
  • Opportunities for research and participation in audit and teaching activities

For more information on the NUHS Diagnostic Radiology Residency Programme, please download the brochure below -

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Our Faculty
Dr Koh Huiliang, Programme Director, Diagnostic Radiology Residency Programme, NUHS

Dr Koh Huiliang
Programme Director, Diagnostic Radiology Residency Programme, NUHS

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Dr Wong Ying Mei, Core Faculty,  Diagnostic Radiology Residency Programme, NUHS

Dr Wong Ying Mei
Associate Programme Director, Diagnostic Radiology Residency Programme, NUHS

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Dr Sachin Agrawal Nandkishore

Dr Sachin Agrawal Nandkishore
Associate Programme Director, Diagnostic Radiology Residency Programme, NUHS

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Dr Kei Pin Lin
Associate Programme Director, Diagnostic Radiology Residency Programme, NUHS

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Dr Teo Yi Ming, Core Faculty, Diagnostic Radiology Residency Programme, NUHS

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Diagnostic Radiology Residency Programme, NUHS

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Dr Clement Yong, Core Faculty, Diagnostic Radiology Residency Programme, NUHS

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Dr Lim Mei Chin, Core Faculty, Diagnostic Radiology Residency Programme, NUHS

Dr Lim Mei Chin
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Dr Chua Yi-Xiu

Dr Chua Yi-Xiu
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Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
Q1: I am interested in applying for Radiology residency, what should I do next?

Answer: Please email the Programme Director with your updated CV to discuss further.

Q2: I am interested in applying for Radiology MOPEX to aid my residency choice, what should I do next?

Answer: For interim MOPEX or regular cycle MOPEX applications, please email the Head of Department and carbon copy the Programme Director with your updated CV for us to discuss further. 

Testimonials from our Diagnostic Radiology Residents

Dr Adriel Goh

Dr Adriel Goh, NUHS Diagnostic Radiology Residency Programme, 2016 Cohort

"The NUHS Diagnostic Radiology Residency Programme provides comprehensive and structured training that prepares residents to become well-rounded radiologists after the end of the five-year programme. 

Although it is a specialty with a steep learning curve, the residents are given ample support to develop a solid clinical foundation. They have various opportunities to attend regular teachings, putting them in good stead to pass the Fellowship of the Royal College of Radiologists examinations. They will also have a chance to rotate between NUH and NTFGH for their subspecialty postings. Both hospitals have diverse patient profiles and case mixes that complement exposure to commonly seen and complex medical conditions."

Dr Stella Lee

Dr Stella Lee, NUHS Diagnostic Radiology Residency Programme, 2017 Cohort

"In terms of culture, the department is made up of seniors who take an active interest in their juniors’ growth and development. Many of the consultants readily avail their time to impart their knowledge and advice. Beyond training and work, there is ample support in ensuring that trainees have time with family. For example, many of us have managed to start our families during our residency years with sufficient time to spend with our young children in their formative years. This is something that many of us truly cherish about the training structure."

Contact Us

‚ÄčProgramme Director
Dr Koh Huiliang
[email protected]

Associate Programme Directors
Dr Wong Ying Mei
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Dr Sachin Agrawal Nandkishore
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Dr Kei Pin Lin
[email protected]

Programme Coordinators
Ms Joan Liau
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Ms Jamie Wong
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1E Kent Ridge Road, NUHS Tower Block, Singapore 119228
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