Research and Education

Hands-off Observership


Foreign doctors can apply to a National University Hospital (NUH) to observe in a clinical department with no hands-on.

  • A maximum of 28 days or 4 weeks
  • No stipend, financial commitment and accommodation from NUH. Accepted applicants are to arrange for their own VISA.
  • A processing fee of S$150 is applicable per attachment (to be collected on first day of attachment).

NUH offers observership in the following specialties:

  • Anaesthesia
  • Cardiology
  • Cardiac, Thoracic & Vascular Surgery
  • Emergency Medicine
  • Haematology-Oncology
  • Hand & Reconstructive Microsurgery
  • Medicine
  • Obstetrics & Gynaecology
  • Ophthalmology
  • Orthopaedic Surgery
  • Otolaryngology
  • Paediatric Surgery
  • Paediatrics
  • Psychological Medicine
  • Radiation Oncology
  • Surgery
  • Urology
Eligibility Criteria

​Please download the application form and email to us to apply.

You will be required to submit the following upon acceptance:

  • A recognised medical degree
  • Registration as a medical practitioner in the country where you are currently practising
  • Documentary proof of vaccination date records / serology report for the followings (as per Ministry of Health directive - self declaration of past illness or vaccination NOT accepted as evidence of immunity):
    • Varicella
    • Measles, Mumps and Rubella (MMR)
    • Tetanus, Diphtheria, Pertussis (Tdap)
    • COVID (Full records)
    • Chest X-ray
Contact Us

For enquiries and applications, please email to [email protected].

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