Singapore's distinctive strength lies in its pool of well-trained and skilful medical professionals.
Singapore's Ministry of Health only recognises medical degrees awarded by a select group of top-ranking universities such as the National University of Singapore (NUS), Oxford University Medical School, the Faculty of Medicine and Dentistry of University of Dundee in the UK, Duke University School of Medicine, Harvard Medical School and Mayo Medical School in the US. In addition, joint training programmes with top foreign universities are also being forged. An example is the Duke-NUS Graduate Medical Programme.
Foreign-trained doctors have to satisfy the Singapore Medical Council's stringent standards of their possession of the necessary medical knowledge, experience and skill before they are allowed to practice in Singapore.
Singapore's doctors and specialists continuously upgrade their clinical skills and knowledge by attending the Ministry of Health's Continuing Medical Education Programme and other medical-related training. A structured post-graduate training programme to equip family physicians to better manage patients' healthcare needs using a holistic approach, is being put in place.
Since 1992, allied care professionals have undergone rigorous training at the Nanyang Polytechnic Health Science School in Physiotherapy, Occupational Therapy, Radiography and Radiation Therapy. Nurses in Singapore are also encouraged to upgrade themselves to become Enrolled or Registered Nurses with educational training programmes such as the National University of Singapore's (NUS) Nursing Degree and the Advance Practice Nurse track.
Many international biomedical conferences, seminars and exhibitions are held in Singapore. These create platforms where ideas, knowledge and techniques are shared amongst the world's top medical professionals, thus facilitating the collaboration of international projects. Click hereto view our Events Calendar.
For information on medical education and training in Singapore, please visit the following websites:
- Ministry of Health
- Singapore Medical Council
- Singapore Dental Council
- Singapore Medical Association
- Singapore Dental Association