Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine

Special Clinical Electives Programme

Posting Opportunities

HospitalDepartmentPeriodObjective
CGH ANAESTHESIAFebruary to June
*Maximum posting period: 3 weeks
*Not more than 1 student at any one
History Taking for Pre-operative Assessment - Review of comorbidities, airway assessment (attachment to PACC)

Physical Examination - Airway assessment for ease of airway manipulation

Clinical Problem Solving - IV cannulation, endotracheal intubation, laryngeal mask airway insertion

Observe intrachecal injections, central venous line cannulation and various peripheral nerve blocks (Use of ultrasound for iv access and nerve block)

Introduction to Acute and Chronic Pain Management and to Surgical Intensive Care Unit Review of preoperative
CGH DERMATOLOGYJanuary to December
*Maximum posting period: 2 weeks
*Not more than 1 student at any one time
History Taking and Interview techniques
Physical Examination
Clinical Problem Solving
Effective Communication with Patients & Relatives Management and Treatment Approaches Research
CGH EMERGENCY MEDICINE (A&E)January to June
*Minimum posting period: 2 weeks
*Not more than 2 students at any one time.
History Taking and interview techniques
Physical Examination
Clinical Problem Solving in Acute Emergencies
Hand on-skills in airway management, resuscitation of acute medical, surgical and paediatric emergencies, surgical procedures eg chest tube insertion, T&S, I&D, M&R of fractures/dislocations.
CGH ENT - HEAD AND NECK SURGERYJanuary to November .
*Posting period 1 to 4 weeks.
*Not more than 1 student at any one time
History Taking and Interview techniques
Physical Examination
Clinical Problem Solving
Effective Communication with Patients & Relatives Management and Treatment Approaches Research

CGH GASTROENTEROLOGY AND HEPATOLOGYJuly to November; January to February
*Requests for postings outside stipulated dates will be on a case-by-case basis, as and when timing is appropriate to departmental activities

*Minimum posting period: 4 weeks
*Not more than 1 student at any one time
History taking and interview techniques
Physical examination
Clinical  problem solving
Management and treatment approaches.
CGH GENERAL MEDICINEJuly to December; January to February
*Requests for postings outside stipulated dates will be on a case-by-case basis, as and when timing is appropriate to departmental activities

*Not more than 2 students at any one time
* Maximum posting period is 2-3 weeks.
History Taking and Interview techniques
Physical Examination
Clinical Problem Solving
Management and Treatment Approaches
CGH GERIATRIC MEDICINEJanuary - December
*Minimum posting period: 4 weeks
*Not more than 1 students at any one time
Introduction to Comprehensive Geriatric Assessment, management of multi-morbidity and polypharmacy.

Daily ward round an opportunity to improve general medical knowledge, especially those important for care of the older person. There will be opportunities to observe and learn how to approach the ill older person, basic medical procedures, attitudes and behaviour expected of a doctor as a medical professional, in addition to team working and communication skills.

A short written reflection will be expected from the student at the end of the elective experience. Last but not least, we will make effort to meet expressed individual learning needs during the elective.
CGH ORTHOPAEDIC SURGERYJanuary to November
*Not more than 2 students at any one time
Physical Examination
Clinical Problem Solving Management and Treatment Approaches
CGH REHABILITATION MEDICINEFeb-Apr
*Maximum posting period 2 weeks.
*1 student at a time.
*Requests for postings outside of stipulated dates will be on case by case basis subject to operational constrains
1. Broad overview of Rehabilitation Medicine

2.History taking, interview techniques, physical examination, clinical problem solving, effective communication with patients and relatives, management and treatment approaches

3. Exposure to subspecialty clinics eg low back pain clinic, spasticity clinic, memory clinic

4.Observe procedures such as nerve blocks, MSK ultrasound, botulinum toxin injection for spasticity
CGH SPORTS MEDICINEFeb-Apr; Aug-Oct (requests outside of stipulated dates will be on a case-by-case basis, subject to operational constraints)

*Maximum posting period:2 weeks
*Not more than 1 student at any one time & subject to department's overall capacity
*Preference will be given to students with prior exposure to orthopaedics/musculoskeletal medicine
1.To have a broad overview of the practice of Sports Medicine

2.To gain exposure to sports injury management, exercise testing, exercise prescription, event medical coverage (if it coincides with the posting)

3.To observe the application of bedside musculoskeletal sonography and extracorporeal shock wave therapy in Sports Medicine 4.To gain understand the work of the following disciplines and how they are integrated with Sports Medicine: Cardiology, Respiratory Medicine, Endocrinology, Orthopaedic Surgery, Bariatric Surgery

5.To understand the work of the following allied health disciplines and how they are integrated with Sports Medicine: sports physiotherapy ,sports podiatry, sports nutrition, strength and conditioning, sports massage, exercise physiology

6.To undertake a simple project during the posting and present it at the end of the posting, e.g. journal article presentation, case review, sporting codes, surveys, etc.

7.To develop history taking and musculoskeletal examination skills for the diagnosis of sports injuries, as well as understand the roles of the various imaging modalities.

8.To develop effect patient communication skills.
CGH SURGERYJanuary to Feb; June To November

*Maximum posting period: 8 weeks
*Requests for postings outside stipulated dates will be on a case-by-case basis, as and when timing is appropriate to departmental activities
*Not more than 2 students at any one time
History Taking and Interview techniques
Physical Examination
Clinical Problem Solving
Effective Communication with Patients & Relatives Management and Treatment Approaches Research