Pathology Residency Programme


NUHS Pathology Residency Programme

About Pathology

Surgical pathology has played and will continue to play an increasingly critical role in modern health care. However, the demands and nature of the pathology workload have also grown increasingly complex. As practicing pathologists, we feel a constant need to update and keep abreast of new discoveries and requirements that are modifying our practice and thinking. To prepare for these challenges, it is critically important that the aspiring pathology trainee receives comprehensive training in an environment that combines a long tradition of academic teaching, mentorship and active research.

The NUHS Pathology Residency Programme has a dedicated team of highly experienced pathologists and scientists who are very keen to mentor and train residents to ensure that they are prepared for the challenges ahead. The department comprises Histopathology, Cytopathology, Electron microscopy and Diagnostic molecular pathology services. There is also close affiliation with other state of the art research laboratories (e.g. NUS and ASTAR), which provides ample opportunities for research collaboration.


There is a comprehensive range of surgical pathology and cytology cases that allow exposure to a very broad range of clinical material from common routine specimens to rare and unusual diseases and tumours. Furthermore, the faculty has sub-specialty interests that give residents the opportunity to undergo in-depth training in each discipline. The department also has a vibrant and dynamic integrated molecular diagnostic service that allows residents to gain training in molecular pathology, a rare opportunity, not readily available in most institutions. This morpho-molecular diagnostic approach increasingly forms the backbone of how we diagnose and treat cancer in modern medicine.

Finally, our faculty provides diverse role models for residents and has a proven track record for the highest quality standards of teaching.
Programme Highlights
  • Strong teaching culture with an outstanding teaching faculty. Most of our pathologists are academic staff with extensive experience in undergraduate and postgraduate teaching.
  • Many of our physicians are leading pathologists and active researchers in their sub-specialties.
  • Excellent range and quantity of cases to ensure exposure to a wide variety of disease entities.
  • Excellent training and teaching facilities for our trainees.
  • High physician to resident ratio to ensure highly personalised teaching, attention and care.
  • Our trainees have an excellent track record with high passing rates for the pathology exams.
  • Access and exposure to research laboratories and facilities for those contemplating a more research-oriented career path.
  • Access and exposure to diagnostic molecular pathology training. Molecular pathology plays an increasingly critical role in the diagnosis and treatment of many tumours.

For more information on the NUHS Pathology Residency programme, please download the brochure below -

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Our Faculty

Dr Shaun Goh
Programme Director,
Pathology Residency Programme, NUHS

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Dr Thomas Thamboo , Programme Director, Pathology Residency Programme, NUHS

Dr Thomas Thamboo
Core Faculty, Pathology Residency Programme, NUHS

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A/Prof Nga Min En, Core Faculty, Pathology Residency Programme, NUHS

A/Prof Nga Min En
Core Faculty,
Pathology Residency Programme, NUHS

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Testimonial from our Pathology Resident

Dr Tay Wan Jing, NUHS Pathology Testimonial on Residency Programme, 2020 Cohort

Dr Tay Wan Jing, NUHS Pathology Residency Programme, 2020 Cohort

"As a NUHS Pathology resident, there is ample on-the-job training with a wide range of cases to see. The department has many skilled and knowledgeable consultants well-practised in various sub-specialties, who have a keen interest in teaching residents. 

There is also a strong sense of collaboration and collegiality. Many opportunities are available for research and education, given our close affiliation with NUS. We have a strong culture of collaboration and emphasis on evidence-based practice. 

It is a challenging specialty, with a steep learning curve as a resident and constant changes and updates to keep up with. However, the faculty and department are very supportive and dedicated to ensure that the residents are well-taken care of. Overall, the experience has been a very fruitful one for me over the last two years."

Contact Us

Programme Director
Dr Shaun Goh
[email protected]

Programme Coordinator
Ms Nurul Nadia Binte Azuar
[email protected]

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