Department of Psychological Medicine
The Department of Psychological Medicine aims to provide quality psychiatric teaching and training for undergraduate and postgraduate students in addition to being a leading centre for research in mental health in Asia, through clinical teaching and research incorporated in the clinical service provided at the National University Hospital.
Undergraduate clinical postings for fourth year medical students in the Department of Psychological Medicine lasts for six weeks. Opportunities are provided to acquire knowledge, skills and attitudes for the management of patients with psychiatric disorders through didactic lectures, information-technology based lecture-cum-discussions, seminars, workshops, problem-based learning conferences, clinical tutorials and video-tape demonstrations. Clinical clerkship consists of postings in the wards and outpatient clinics at the National University Hospital (NUH) and other affiliated hospitals. Medical students may also apply for electives with the department during their fourth year.
At the postgraduate level, the Department is a Joint Committee for Advanced Specialty Training (JCAST) accredited centre for Advanced Specialty training in Psychiatry and Family Medicine. We also provide training in psychiatry which will enable students to apply for overseas membership examinations such as the MRCPsych examinations. The department also accepts overseas Clinical Observerships and Fellowships on a case-by-case basis.