Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine

Special Clinical Electives Programme

How to Apply
Required Documents

PART 1 - Application Checklist

The following documents must be submitted via hardcopy. Please download and complete the Application Checklist.

• Application Checklist
• Application Fees Payment Form
• Letter of Good Standing(LoGS) with official school stamp
• Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) Certification Letter
• Medical Examination Report with results of blood tests

All documents must be mailed together in ONE package; otherwise your application will NOT be processed.

You are NOT allowed to undertake the posting if all the required documents are INCOMPLETE.

Please note that we do not accept faxes documentation and ALL documents must be submitted in English.

Dean’s Office regrets that it is only able to correspond with individual students following the receipt submission of the completed application checklist and necessary documents. Send completed documents to:

Attn: Electives Coordinator
Dean's Office
Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine
National University of Singapore
1E Kent Ridge Road
NUHS Tower Block, Level 11
Singapore 119228

1. Letter of Good Standing (LoGS) with official school stamp

Applicant may download the Letter of Good Standing. The letter must be printed on university’s letterhead, completed and signed by your Dean's Office or Registrar. The letter must be submitted with the official school stamp in original copy.

2. Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) Certification Letter

Applicant may download the Letter of Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) Certification Letter. The letter must be printed on university’s letterhead, completed and signed by your Dean's Office or Registrar. The letter must be submitted with the official school stamp in original copy.

The PPE certification letter is required of all the clinical students who want to do their posting in our restructured hospitals. The letter certifies your use of PPE and related procedures, which must include mask fitting, gowning, gloving and hand washing techniques.

3. Vaccination and Screening Requirements

Overseas Incoming Students are to abide by the following health requirements. These requirements are subject to changes in accordance with the Singapore Ministry of Health.

Mumps, Measles and Rubella (MMR) All students should be immune (from documented infection) or fully vaccinated. Students should produce official records of previous vaccinations or serological screening results or physician documented diagnoses of previous infection as proof of immunity. Self-declaration is not sufficient.
Varicella (Chickenpox) All students must be immune to and/or vaccinated for the Varicella Zoster Virus (VZV). Students should either be screened for immunity, or produce official records of previous vaccinations as proof of immunity. Self-declaration is only acceptable if the history of varicella was based on physician diagnosis. When past history of varicella is uncertain, a serology test should be carried out to confirm immunity against varicella.
Tetanus, Diphtheria and Pertussis All students should produce documented proof of vaccination with Tdap or Td in the last 10 years. Those who have not previously received tetanus toxoid, reduced diphtheria toxoid and acellular pertussis (Tdap) should be vaccinated with a single dose of Tdap, followed by Td booster once every 10 years. Documented proof of vaccination with Tdap or Td in the last 10 years is required. Self-declaration is not accepted as proof of immunity.
Influenza  Students are encouraged to receive the influenza vaccination.
Hepatitis B All students must be screened for hepatitis B carriage and show documented serological evidence of immunity against hepatitis B (i.e. anti-HBs =10 mIU/mL). Hepatitis B-negative students who do not have documented serological evidence of immunity against hepatitis B (i.e. anti-HBs =10 mIU/mL) must be vaccinated with the primary course series (i.e. 3 doses of hepatitis B vaccine). A post-vaccination serology test should be conducted to determine the concentration of protective antibodies, i.e. anti-HBs of at least 10mIU/mL. Students should have completed at least two doses of Hepatitis B vaccine before attending clinical training.

Hepatitis C

HIV
Students must submit documentary evidence of screening for Hepatitis C and HIV.

 

4. Medical Examination Report

Please download and complete the Medical Examination Report.

Medical students who are attending elective attachments under our Special Clinical Electives Programme are required to submit a complete Medical Examination Report.

The Medical Examination Report consists of 2 parts. Part 1 has to be completed by the student and Part 2 must be completed by a General Practitioner. The original Medical Examination Report must be submitted together with the screening results.

Results of blood tests (Hepatitis B, Varicella and MMR) and Hepatitis C, HIV reports must be attached to the medical examination report for submission. The Medical Examination Report and Results of Blood Tests must not be dated more than 6 months from the date of application.

PART 2 – Upon your Acceptance of the Elective Placement Offer (at least 2 MONTHS prior to commencement of the posting)

The Professional Indemnity Insurance/Malpractice Insurance, Health Insurance/Travel Insurance and Electives Fees Payment Form can be email to or send to the following address:

Attn: Electives Coordinator
Dean's Office
Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine
National University of Singapore
1E Kent Ridge Road
NUHS Tower Block, Level 11
Singapore 119228

1) Proof of Professional Indemnity Insurance / Malpractice Insurance

All students are to indemnify and keep indemnified, save and hold harmless NUS, the participating hospitals and its employees or volunteers against all losses, claims, demands, actions, proceedings, damages, costs or expenses, including legal fees, and any other liability arising in any way from the student's participation in the Special Clinical Elective Programme.

It is a requirement for elective students to provide evidence of indemnity cover for the elective period. This coverage can be provided by your University or an alternative insurance organization.

Proof of Professional Indemnity Insurance is for the period of posting.

If you are having difficulty getting the Professional Indemnity Insurance, you may approach the Medical Protection Society, Singapore: http://www.medicalprotection.org/singapore/students/join.

Joining MPS as a medical student is easy and it is free. For more information and assistance, please kindly contact Ms Margaret Chan. Her details are as follows:

Ms Margaret Chan
Singapore Medical Association
2 College Road
Level 2 Alumni Medical Centre
Singapore 169850

Toll free: 0800 601 1060
Tel: 6223 1264
Fax: 6224 7827
Email:

2)  Acceptance of Elective Placement Offer (at least 2 MONTHS prior to commencement of the posting)

Once an applicant accepts a posting, the applicant must pay an elective fee depending on the number of elective weeks. Payment can be made via a crossed cheque, bank draft in Singapore Dollars only or credit cards.

Credit Card: Only MasterCard and Visa are acceptable for payment.

Cheque: Cheques from banks such as, DBS, POSB, Citibank, UOB, OUB, OCBC, etc. are acceptable.

Bank Draft (International Draft): International students are advised to purchase a bank draft in Singapore currency from the banks.

Cheque/bank draft must be made payable to 'NATIONAL UNIVERSITY OF SINGAPORE'.

Please kindly download and complete the ELECTIVE STUDENTS PAYMENT FORM - Electives Fees.

3) Health & Travel Insurance (For foreigners ONLY)

The applicant is required to email his/her health & travel insurance to . It should cover the duration of posting while in Singapore.

Special Requirements for posting at the Singapore General Hospital

Additional documents for elective students who have posting(s) at the Singapore General Hospital (SGH), to be submitted upon your acceptance of the elective placement offer, prior to the start date:

1. Basic Cardiac Life Support (BCLS) Certification

Please ensure that the BCLS certification covers modules in one–rescuer CPR, adult foreign–body airway obstruction (conscious to unconscious), infant CPR, and infant foreign–body airway obstruction. This must be clearly stated in the certificate.

Students who are unable to submit a valid BCLS certification before the commencement of their posting will not be allowed to start their posting.

Please kindly email this document to:
Ms Ruhaya Binte Saim
Associate Dean’s Office
Singapore General Hospital
Tel: (65) 6326 6174

Email:

Posting at the KK Women's and Children's Hospital

Additional set of Blood Test / Screening Reports for elective students who have approved posting(s) at the KK Women's and Children's Hospital (KKH), to be submitted on the reporting day:

Please kindly submit the hardcopy of the documents to:  
Ms Aishah / Ms Eda
Associate Dean’s Office
KK Women’s and Children’s Hospital
Tel: (65) 6394 8739 / (65) 6394 3721

Email:

Other Information

STUDENT’S POSTING ASSESSMENT FORM

Every student will be given a posting assessment form from NUS Medicine on their reporting day. They are to get their supervisor to complete it and bring it back to NUS Medicine on the last day of their posting. If the student or their parent institution requires a copy of this form, please notify us. 

Please note that the Dean's Office WILL NOT endorse any documents from your parent University or any other special request forms, which require(s) our confirmation or acknowledgement, upon the completion of your posting(s).

ONGOING INFECTION CONTROL PRECAUTIONARY MEASURES

In the event of any epidemic outbreak, the University reserves the right to cancel your placement. You are to adhere to infection control guidelines set by the Ministry of Health, the hospital of posting, and NUS. You should monitor your temperature regularly (at least twice daily) and are to have a thermometer (digital is recommended) available upon registration on the first day of reporting. You may be required to don the Personal Protective Equipment during the postings, which include N95 masks (or equivalent), surgical masks, goggles, gowns, aprons and gloves. The use of these items will vary according to the level of alert.