Obstetrics & Gynaecology Junior Residency Programme


NUHS Obstetrics and Gynaecology Residency Programme

The NUHS's mission is to advance women's health by integrating excellent clinical care, research, quality improvement and education.


The aim of our six-year NUHS Obstetrics & Gynaecology (OBGYN) Residency Programme is to educate the residents in the breadth and depth of the discipline of Obstetrics and Gynaecology and to foster a lifelong commitment to the promotion of women's health care.


The residents will acquire cognitive knowledge, technical skills and interpersonal skills through didactic lectures, small group seminars, audiovisual media, individual instruction, independent reading, and direct patient care. Upon successful completion of the four-year core programme, residents will progress to two years of advanced training, culminating in accreditation by the Specialist Accreditation Board of Singapore. The Programme is firmly committed to providing holistic medical training in a vibrant clinical environment with a culture of research, education and quality & innovation.

Programme Highlights
  • Well-funded programme opportunities with e-learning, medical simulation and distinction track (leadership) educating research, quality and innovation etc
  • Extensive research curriculum to train residents in both basic science and clinical research
  • Research mentorship by world renowned visiting experts
  • High faculty to resident ratio (2:1 for faculty). Faculty comprises national and international experts with sub-specialty areas
  • Morning teaching didactics protected from service commitments
  • Well-rounded outpatient experiences of both general clinics and specialty clinics. Continuity clinics ensure involvement throughout the patient journey.
  • With approximately 5,400 deliveries, 3,600 operations, 8,100 inpatient volumes and 115,000 outpatient volume annually, we have ample clinical resources to provide exposure to a broad range of OBGYN conditions and cutting-edge treatment
  • Opportunity to take an elective month in Year 3/4 to develop an area of personal interest
  • Opportunities to develop special skills in leadership, education, research & quality & innovation tracks at the hospital and national level
  • Trainees are consistently above national average for CREOG scores and pass rate for intermediate and exit examinations.

For more information on the NUHS Obstetrics and Gynaecology Residency programme, please download the brochure below -

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Our Faculty

A-Prof Citra Mattar, Core Faculty, NUHS Obstetrics and Gynaecology Residency Programme

A/Prof Citra Mattar
Programme Director,
Obstetrics and Gynaecology Residency Programme, NUHS

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Dr Pearl Tong, Associate Programme Director, NUHS Obstetrics and Gynaecology Residency Programme

Dr Pearl Tong
Associate Programme Director,
Obstetrics and Gynaecology Residency Programme, NUHS

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Dr Sarah Li, Core Faculty, NUHS Obstetrics and Gynaecology Residency Programme

Dr Sarah Li
Core Faculty,
Obstetrics and Gynaecology Residency Programme, NUHS

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Dr Jeslyn Wong, Core Faculty, NUHS Obstetrics and Gynaecology Residency Programme

Dr Jeslyn Wong
Core Faculty,
Obstetrics and Gynaecology Residency Programme, NUHS

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Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
Q1: How to prepare for the O&G Residency Interview?

Firstly, do introduce yourself to our Programme Director by reaching out to her via email. 

Secondly, please send in your resume so that we can get to know you better.

Lastly, try to do a MOPEX posting with us before applying to join residency. The latter is important because, at the end of the day, it is about finding a good "fit."

We want to see whether you are the right person to join us and whether we are the place that you see yourself training in for the next 6 years plus and then join as a consultant. Nothing beats being on the ground and experiencing what it is actually like to work in NUHS Obstetrics & Gynaecology, day-to-day.

Q2: What is the interview process like?

It will be in a round-robin style. Firstly, candidates will attend a boardroom-style interview by our consultants, where they are assessed on their character and ethics, along with their portfolios.

Next, candidates are assessed on their manual dexterity skills. They will take turns performing knot-tying on a Robotic Simulator.

Lastly, there will be a Q&A session with our resident representatives, where candidates will be asked to give their opinions on the different clinical situations presented. Similarly, their character and ethics will also be assessed.

Testimonial from our Obstetrics & Gynaecology Resident

Dr Kanneganti Abhiram

Dr Kanneganti Abhiram, NUHS Obstetrics and Gynaecology Residency Programme, 2015 Cohort

"When I first had to choose a residency back in 2012, the strengths of the NUH O&G department (such as opportunities for growth, strong mentors, and close interdisciplinary cooperation) won me over. I would never have been able to fully understand how much more I would gain.

As I near the end of this journey almost 10 years later (including some time away for National Service), if I had to describe it as a walk in the park, it would be as one through a bed of roses with all the accompanying thorns.

The NUHS O&G Residency Programme is longer than most, but I know it is so because the women that we look after deserve the best. This is a programme that expects you to give your best but promises to make you better. It has been, no doubt, a difficult journey where one has faced regret and deep failure which has overall been redeemed by the greater satisfaction that one has grown more competent and confident.

More importantly, I feel I have walked this path with a second family comprising parental figures (i.e. the faculty) and siblings (i.e. fellow residents big and small). While we are not immune to the squabbles and petty fights any family has, we also have borne witness to each other's milestones and have become deep friends with each other's families. We have shared tears and laughter together and have covered each other often. To sign on to be a resident here is to join a family that will, in the end, have your back through thick and thin even as it promises to demand the most out of you.

While I am glad to come to the end of this formative but challenging phase of my life, if I had to do it again, I would choose this programme again in a heartbeat."


Contact Us

Programme Director
A/Prof Citra Mattar
[email protected]

Associate Programme Director
Dr Pearl Tong
[email protected]

Programme Coordinator 
Ms Nurul Haziqah Binte Hamdan
[email protected]

1E Kent Ridge Road, NUHS Tower Block, Singapore 119228
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