Welcome to our NHG-AHPL Orthopaedic surgery residency website. The NHG-AHPL Orthopaedic surgery residency program started in 2011. We are one of the three residency programs that recruit and train Orthopaedic surgeons in Singapore. Every year, we recruit residents from both Khoo Teck Puat Hospital and Tan Tock Seng Hospital.
The NHG-AHPL Orthopaedic Surgery Residency Program is a six year course provides an exciting clinical, scholarly and nurturing environment which consists of a strong faculty of 43 Orthopaedic surgeons, providing a close to 1:1 Resident tutor ratio. Each resident has a senior resident mentor as well as a senior faculty mentor to guide them through the program.
Here, you will find more information about our program.
Our Program Overview
Our Program Overview
During our six-year program, the wide array of interests and depth in this field will be shared with you. You will be exposed to various sub-specialties such as trauma, adult reconstructive (AR) surgery, spine, sports surgery, foot & ankle, tumour and hand & reconstructive microsurgery.
Our vibrant learning environment is fostered through many activities such as:
- Protected time for regular didactic & common curriculum for all residents
- Presentation of papers at Singapore Orthopaedic Association meetings
- Singapore Orthopaedic Association teaching sessions
- Attendance at training events, hands on workshops, cadaveric courses and biomechanics course in Nanyang Technical University.
- Compulsory courses including AO Basic workshop, Advanced Trauma and Life Support, Core Resuscitative Skills training, Microsurgical skills and arthroscopy courses
- Critical review of medical literature and submitting to peer-reviewed publications
- Student teaching
- Quality enhancement project participation
- Audit session attendance
- Morbidity & Mortality (M&M) round attendance/presentation
Through R2 to R5 years in residency training you will be exposed to a wide range of specialty services, including adult reconstruction, hand and microsurgery, the spine service, surgical treatment of orthopaedic tumours, management of multiple trauma, sports injuries of the upper and lower limbs and the foot and ankle.
Adult reconstruction includes treatment of arthritic disorders. The hand and microsurgery service specializes in managing conditions related to the upper limbs in adults, which affect the function of the hand.
The spinal service includes the treatment of spinal deformity, back pain, sciatica, osteoporosis and spinal tumours. Surgical treatment of benign and malignant soft tissue and bony tumours is part of the service provided by the tumour service.
The specialists of the trauma team manage multiple trauma, perform post-traumatic deformative reconstructions, Ilizarov limb-lengthening procedures, and fracture osteosynthesis.
The sports medicine team carries out diagnostic and therapeutic arthroscopy, reconstruction of ligaments and manages all sports related conditions of the shoulder, elbow, knee, foot and ankle.
The foot and ankle service provides treatment for bunions, heel pain, deformity correction and arthritic conditions.
The order of rotations are showed in the table below.
||Foot & Ankle
|| Residents Attached to Specialty Interest
||Trauma & General Orthopaedic
Trauma Life Support (ATLS)
Trauma Course (incl.
Basic Fracture Fixation course)
Course Part II
Residency Assessment (OBSERVER)
Residency Assessment IVA)
||Orthopaedic In-Training (OITE)
Based Medicine (EBM)
Course Part I
Ethic Course (Local)
Course in Orthopaedic
Part II - Research Thesis & Oral Exam
Meet The Faculty
NHG ORTHOPAEDIC SURGERY RESIDENCY PROGRAM MEMBERS
For those who are interested in pursuing Orthopaedics as a career, or exploring their interest, here is some helpful link for you:
2017-2018 Orthopaedics Residency application
FOR FURTHER INFORMATION, PLEASE CONTACT:
Dr Ernest Kwek Beng Kee
Associate Program Directors
Dr Jeffrey Tan
Dr Jacob Oh Yoong Leong
Ms Emily Lim Xinrui
Associate Program Coordinators
Ms Nurharyanti Sahari
Ms Stephanie Au