The National University Health System (NUHS) Residency Programme is now one of the few outside the US to be accredited by the Accreditation Council of Graduate Medical Education-International (ACGME-I), a non-governmental organisation responsible for the accreditation of international Graduate Medical Education (GME) programmes.
The five specialist training programmes that have been accredited include Emergency Medicine, Internal Medicine, Paediatrics, Pathology, Preventive Medicine and Transitional Year. The accreditation is testimony that these programmes have been assessed to provide high quality training which is comparable with the standards set for the US.
TThe NUHS postgraduate training programme for doctors moved from UK-based training to the US-styled ACGME-I in May 2010. Under the ACGME-I structure, trainee doctors (or residents) undergo structured specialist training conducted by dedicated senior clinicians after graduating from medical school. They are regularly assessed among others, on their medical knowledge, patient care skills, professionalism, interpersonal and communication skills. This ensures the aspiring specialists are well-trained and equipped with the necessary skills and knowledge before they see their first patients.
Learn more about the NUHS Residency Programme here.
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