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Fellowship Training Programme for Radiology

2023/11/19

Ng Teng Fong General Hospital (NTFGH) is a 700-bed tertiary care centre under the National University Health System (NUHS).

The Department of Radiology (DR) provides high quality imaging studies to support a comprehensive range of clinical services. It is also a major professional training centre responsible for basic and advanced training in Diagnostic Radiology. NTFGH DR is an accredited fellowship training centre with the Singapore Medical Council (SMC).

DR is divided into the following subspecialties:

  1. Musculoskeletal Imaging
  2. Neuroradiology
  3. Body Imaging
  4. Breast Imaging
  5. Interventional Radiology

Fellowship Programmes

DR currently offers fellowship training for 12 months in:

  • Musculoskeletal Imaging
  • Neuroradiology
  • Body Imaging
  • Interventional Radiology
  • General Radiology Fellowship

Please submit your application 12-24 months before your preferred attachment date.

Fellowships are designed to prepare individuals for an academic career or practice within a general or subspecialised group. Fellows are expected to read various imaging studies, protocol and supervise or perform procedures under supervision. There is an expectation that weekend work may occur. In this case, the fellow will be compensated with off in lieu time during the week. On call work may also be required, depending on the subspeciality fellowship.

The fellowship programmes are conducted in Ng Teng Fong General Hospital only.

Eligibility

To be eligible, applicants must:

  1. Have a post-graduate medical degree from a recognised institution in their country of study
  2. Have a full radiology qualification (local equivalent of FRCR, FRANZCR, FRCPC or American Board of Radiology), from the appropriate accreditation body in their country
  3. Have at least 5 years of experience working in a radiology department
  4. Be proficient in English. English proficiency exams like TOEFL and IEPLT are a pre-requisite for registration with the Singapore Medical Council if the applicant's medical education was not conducted in English (please refer to the Singapore Medical Council website www.smc.gov.sg for further details)

Musculoskeletal Imaging Fellowship (Duration 12 months)

The MSK Imaging Fellowship includes training in interpretation of CT and MRI, as well as performing arthrography. Close cooperation exists between the MSK Imaging Section and the Department of Orthopaedic Surgery.

Neuroradiology Fellowship (Duration 12 months)

Neuroradiology Fellowship includes clinical experience and instruction in MRI, CT and CT/MR angiography as they are applied to brain, head & neck and specialised spine imaging.

Close cooperation exists between the Neuroradiology Section and the Neurology Division of the Department of Medicine, the Departments of Neurosurgery and ENT surgery. There are regular conferences with the Neuroradiology section. Fellows are expected to participate in all these educational rounds.

Body Imaging Fellowship (Duration 12 months)

Body Imaging Fellowship offers in-depth training on chest, abdominal, pelvic and noninvasive vascular radiology.

Close cooperation exists between the Body Imaging Section and the Department of Surgery and the Department of Medicine. Specific clinico-radiological and combined rounds are held regularly with these units. Fellows are expected to participate in all these educational rounds.

Interventional Radiology Fellowship (Duration 12 months)

The aim of the Interventional Radiology (IR) Fellowship is to equip candidates with the skillsets to start a basic IR service in their home country.

We offer hands-on training in basic IR techniques including percutaneous general abdominal, biliary, urological drainage procedures, stenting, central line insertions, IVC filter insertion / retrieval, dialysis access, biopsies (including musculoskeletal-bone cases), thermal ablation procedures and diagnostic / therapeutic peripheral vascular procedures.

In collaboration with NUH, NTFGH offers a comprehensive 24-hour emergency body IR service. Fellows are expected to be actively involved in these IR calls. At the end of the attachment, fellows are expected to be competent in handling most routine IR emergencies.

General Radiology Fellowship (Duration 12 months)

The General Radiology Fellowship includes training in the interpretation and reporting of plain films in both routine & emergency settings, IVU, fluoroscopy, general ultrasound, CT and MRI.

Educational Objectives

At the end of the training the fellows should be able to:

  1. Practise independently and safely
  2. Develop appropriate protocols and techniques for their practice
  3. Advise medical colleagues on the appropriate use of imaging studies or procedures
  4. Train medical students, residents and clinicians
  5. Interact appropriately with referring clinicians, patients and family

Responsibilities of Fellows

During their training, fellows are expected to:

  1. Report examinations or perform procedures carried out in their section
  2. Attend relevant radiological and clinical conferences and rounds
  3. Contribute to research projects conducted in his/her section
  4. Contribute to organisation of teaching materials

Extension of Fellowship

The maximum duration of fellowship is 12 months.

Extension of fellowship is generally not allowed in this current framework.

Sponsorship

There will be no financial commitment by the hospital or the department. Fellows must be sponsored by either the government, regional health authority or an appropriate institution in their home country to undergo the fellowship training in Singapore. This requirement for formal sponsorship can be found in Singapore Medical Council's website.

More Information and Guidelines

Please click here to go to Singapore Medical Council's website.

More information about the Clinical Fellowship Programmes can be found here.

Application and information:

Please submit all your CV with your recent photo, application form and related supported documents 12-24 months before your preferred attachment date.

Contact Information

Email: [email protected]

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