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Medical Training & Education

Medical Training

 

The Department of Cardiology is accredited to provide Advanced Specialist Training (AST) in cardiology. Trainees are on rotation to various disciplines over 3 years to maximise exposure and acquire all-round competence. These include cardiology inpatients, ambulatory cardiology, coronary care, echocardiography, nuclear cardiology, cardiac catheterisation, and cardiac electrophysiology and pacemakers. The Department also trains overseas fellows, who generally spend a year in a sub-specialty of their choice.

 

We also have an active continuing medical education (CME) program, comprising advanced updates, journal clubs, technology review sessions, grand rounds and core curricula lectures. Trainees have the opportunity to attend regional and overseas scientific meetings, conferences and workshops. Active participation in CME ongoing clinical trials and research programmes are strongly encouraged for trainees and fellows.

 

Medical Education

 

National University Heart Centre, Singapore (NUHCS) supports clinical teaching for undergraduate medical students and serves as a clinical and research base for the medical and dental faculties of the National University of Singapore. It also provides postgraduate training for specialist doctors and continuous medical education for the primary care physicians.

Our training programmes include:

 

Fellowship Scheme

Invasive Cardiac Catheterisation Training Curriculum for Interventional Cardiology Fellows The objectives of this programme are to equip interventional cardiology fellow with core knowledge and skills of percutaneous coronary and peripheral intervention. These will include knowledge of indications, contraindications, pre-procedural evaluation, vascular access, hemodynamic interpretation, techniques of intervention and management of post-procedural complications.

 

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Learn more about our Fellowship Scheme here.

 

Observer Scheme

The observership status is accorded to foreign and local doctors to be attached to a clinical department to observe a specific skill with no hands-on experience or any financial commitment from the National University Hospital.
 

Learn more about our Observer Scheme here.

 

GP CME programme

 

We organise CME programmes regularly for primary care physicians, which aim to update them on the latest cardiac management skills and techniques to enable them to handle cardiac patients in the outpatient setting with confidence.

 

Learn more about our GP CME Programme here.

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