Hallmark Programmes


NUHS Residency

NUHS Residency has a variety of programmes to cater to residents' interests in education, leadership and research.

For NUHS residents who have an interest in further enhancing their residency training, they can choose to apply to one of the two Distinction Tracks which run in parallel with the various junior and senior residency programmes -

Medical Education Distinction Track

The Medical Education Distinction Track for residents is a two-year track that aims to build a community of educators by developing young clinicians through a structured programme, under the mentorship of passionate educators from various clinical fields.

Meet our young educators!

Rodney Soh

Dr Rodney Soh's (Senior Resident, Department of Cardiology) passion for medical education was ignited by observing his seniors’ dedication to teaching, inspiring him to mentor his junior colleagues and share his knowledge with others.

"The culture of passing on knowledge in NUHS not only fosters support amongst the community but also enriches learning for both teachers and learners. Witnessing my juniors' achievements reinforces the value of mentorship, adding fulfilment to the teaching process."

For more information on the NUHS Medical Education Distinction Track, please download the brochure below -

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You may also email Ms Pearlene Sim at [email protected] for further enquiries.

Quality Improvement, Innovation & Patient Safety Distinction Track (QIPS)

QIPS is a distinction programme for NUHS residents. It is a two-year certification programme that runs in parallel with the various junior and senior residency programmes. QIPS is aimed at equipping NUHS residents with knowledge and skills in Quality Improvement, Patient Safety and Innovation in healthcare, thereby empowering them as future agents of change.

Successful completion of the QIPS programme entails accumulation of credits for attending prescribed QIPS activities and lectures. Completion of a clinical audit and quality improvement project are compulsory requirements for graduation. Each resident will be matched with an experienced clinical faculty supervisor and they will be closely mentored throughout their journey. Formative evaluation of progress will be reviewed every 6 months by the QIPS Competency Committee.

An impactful project by one of our graduates

Chua Chun En

Dr Chua Chun En is a graduate of the NUHS Residency Distinction Programme in Quality Improvement, Innovation, and Patient Safety (QIPS). As a graduate of the programme, she is trained in the science of healthcare quality improvement.

Discharge summaries are crucial documents, serving as a permanent record of a patient's hospital visit. Inaccuracies in these summaries could lead to several downstream implications in safe and quality clinical care delivery. As her project work for the programme, Dr Chua implemented a project to improve the quality of discharge summaries within the department of internal medicine.

Dr Chua's efforts included conducting education programmes and roadshows to raise awareness and enhance the quality of discharge summaries. These initiatives have yielded remarkable results, with the quality of discharge summaries improving from a baseline of 21% to a sustained 80%, thereby ensuring reliable, safe and quality healthcare delivery for our patients.

For more information on the NUHS Quality Improvement, Innovation & Patient Safety (QIPS) Distinction Track, please download the brochure below -

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You may also email Ms Lee Hui Sze at [email protected] for further enquiries.

Leadership Opportunities
Chief Residents

If you are an outstanding clinician and leader, we are prepared to train you as a Chief Resident (CR). Every NUHS Residency programme selects its own CR. The CR is expected to be an exemplary role model and to undertake a major leadership role within the Residency Training Programme. His/her inputs and views directly impact the quality of the Residency Programme.

Some of the roles of a CR may include:

  • Act as the residents' advocate with respect to rotation-specific problems as they arise.
  • Bring forward concerns of the residents to the PD and/or the faculty.
  • Ensure timely communication of all relevant academic and administrative events to the residents etc.
NUHS Residency Leadership Development Programme (RLDP)

As part of development of emerging leaders among residents, we identify and invest heavily in training aspiring leaders among our residents. The NUHS RLDP prepares them to be future leaders of Singapore's healthcare, by gaining insight into the policies and priorities of healthcare within the NUHS cluster.

The aim of the programme is to nurture the qualities of a clinician leader amongst our Chief Residents.

The programme follows the SEED framework:
Self: demonstrating integrity & personal qualities of a leader
Enabling: working with and through others
Execution: managing & delivering the strategy
Direction: setting the direction & the vision

The eight curricular domains adopted in RLDP are:

  • Leadership
  • Management
  • Resilience
  • Cohort Building
  • Teaching
  • Leadership Exposure
  • Systems Thinking
  • Healthcare Policy

The overarching themes of the seminars are:

  • Understanding Self and Leadership
  • Understanding and Managing Others
  • Teaching, Coaching and Leading
  • Healthcare Policy and Systems Thinking
Singapore Chief Residency Programme (SCRP)

The one-year Singapore Chief Residency Programme (SCRP) was designed to develop the nation’s future generation of medical leaders who will inspire and espouse a sense of public service ethos and professionalism within their organisations and across Singapore.

The SCRP aims to nurture the public service ethos of selected doctors in training, equip them with new leadership competencies, and to forge a strong sense of camaraderie within the cohort that transcends the healthcare clusters.

Research Opportunities
Junior Pitch for Funds

The Junior Pitch for Funds was created to encourage budding clinician researchers/scientists to kickstart their research projects. There are two grant calls annually.

NUHS Residency Junior Pitch for Funds

Please submit an abstract of 300 words and download a copy of the Abstract Submission Form (Word Doc, 58KB) here. Please make sure the form is duly populated and signed before emailing it to Ms Lim Wan Shu ([email protected]) and Mr Eugene Tan ([email protected]).

Abstracts will be reviewed by a panel of distinguished judges. Shortlisted applicants will be required to make a 10-minute presentation on your project to the panel. More details can be found in the application guide.

Do refer to the Application Guide (PDF, 155KB) for rules and regulations, eligibility and judging criteria.

Take a leap forward in your academic career, and start applying.

Residency Teachings
Objective Structured Practical Examination (OSPE)

OSPE is our unique NUHS-welcome to new residents (R1) and PGY1s.

This unique formative examination is to prepare incoming PGY1s and residents for their calls. They are taken through 10 ‘call-to-see-patients’ scenarios over two hours and are brought through acute management of common conditions on call – both the medical aspect, the communication and unique NUHS system aspect.

Each year, clinicians from different disciplines/departments participate as examiners. They also provide valuable feedback for the continual improvement of this examination. It has been very well received by residents in the previous years.

Candidates beginning their training with NUHS Residency will be contacted via email for OSPE registration and provided with further details.

Core Education Programme (CEP)

NUHS Residency organises teaching sessions to equip residents with the knowledge and skills to manage day-to-day clinical situations. 

Please click  here for more information.

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