Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine

Special Clinical Electives Programme

Posting Opportunities

HospitalDepartmentPeriodObjective
SGH ANAESTHESIOLOGYTotal Number of Vacancy: 2 students per month (March to June 2018) , 1 student per month (July to Feb 2019)

Minimum/ Maximum Duration: 2 weeks maximum
History Taking and Interview techniques: Limited
Physical Examination: Limited
Clinical Problem Solving: Yes
Effective Communication with Patients & Relatives: Limited
Management and Treatment Approaches: Yes
Research: Limited

SGH COLORECTAL SURGERYAll Year Round
Total Number of Vacancy: 2 students per period 
Minimum/ Maximum Duration: 2 weeks minimum/ 6 weeks maximum
History Taking and Interview techniques: Yes
Physical Examination: Yes
Clinical Problem Solving: Yes
Effective Communication with Patients & Relatives: Yes
Management and Treatment Approaches: Yes
Research: May opt to participate or assist in a trial/research

SGH DERMATOLOGYAll year round

Total Number of Vacancies: 2 students at any one time

Minimum/ Maximum Duration: 2 weeks maximum

History Taking and Interview techniques: Yes
Physical Examination: Yes
Clinical Problem Solving: Yes
Effective Communication with Patients & Relatives: Yes
Management and Treatment Approaches: Yes
Research: Yes

 
If undertaking research project preferably at least 4-6 weeks. Please discuss with the department.



SGH DIAGNOSTIC RADIOLOGYTotal Number of Vacancy: 2 students per period
(Limited vacancies in Jan and Dec 2018)

Minimum/ Maximum Duration: 1 week minimum/ 4 weeks maximum
History Taking and Interview techniques: Limited
Physical Examination: Limited
Clinical Problem Solving: Yes
Effective Communication with Patients & Relatives: Limited
Management and Treatment Approaches: Yes
Research: No

Applicants should have started clinical rotations in order to optimise learning from this elective. This elective is not suitable for junior medical students who have not yet done clinical rotations in medicine and surgery.
SGH EMERGENCY MEDICINE (A&E)January to December 2018

Total Number of Vacancies: 5 students at any one time

Minimum/ Maximum Duration: 2 weeks minimum/ 4 weeks maximum

History Taking and Interview techniques: Yes
Physical Examination: Yes
Clinical Problem Solving: Yes
Effective Communication with Patients & Relatives: Yes
Management and Treatment Approaches: Yes
Research: Yes

Only year 4 and above, Duration may be allowed up to a total of 2 months if undertaking research.
Remarks: Only year 4 and above, duration may be up to a total of 2 months if undertaking research.
SGH GASTROENTEROLOGY & HEPATOLOGYAll year round (limited availability in June and December)

Total Number of Vacancies: 3 students per period

Minimum/ Maximum Duration: 2 weeks minimum/ 8 weeks maximum (research elective)

History Taking and Interview techniques: Yes
Physical Examination: Yes
Clinical Problem Solving: Yes
Effective Communication with Patients & Relatives: Yes
Management and Treatment Approaches: Yes
Research: Yes

Minimum duration for clinical elective - 2 weeks
Minimum duration for research elective - 4 weeks

Students who are interested to do research elective must write in to the Dept of Gastro Education Office at least 3 months in advance to assess for suitability and availability of research projects
SGH GENERAL SURGERYAll year round
Total Number of Vacancy: 14 students per month    
Minimum/ Maximum Duration: 4 weeks maximum
History Taking and Interview techniques: Yes
Physical Examination: Limited
Clinical Problem Solving: Yes
Effective Communication with Patients & Relatives: Yes
Management and Treatment Approaches: Limited
Research: No

SGH HAEMATOLOGYAll year round (limited availability in June and December)

Total Number of Vacancies: 1 student per period

Minimum/ Maximum Duration: 4 weeks maximum

History Taking and Interview techniques: Limited
Physical Examination: Limited
Clinical Problem Solving: Yes
Effective Communication with Patients & Relatives: Yes
Management and Treatment Approaches: Yes
Research: Yes


The department may accept 2 overseas students, provided our local electives intakes are few in number.
If the medical student is undertaking a research project, the duration may be extended on a case-by-case basis.
SGH HAND SURGERYAll year round
Total Number of Vacancy: 1 student at any one time
Minimum/ Maximum Duration: 2 weeks minimum/4 weeks maximum

History Taking and Interview techniques: Yes
Physical Examination: Yes
Clinical Problem Solving: Yes
Effective Communication with Patients & Relatives: Yes
Management and Treatment Approaches: Yes
Research: Yes. Minimun duration 3 months, Maximum duration 6 months


SGH INTERNAL MEDICINEAll year round

Total Number of Vacancies: 6 students per period; subjected to overall number of medical students

Minimum/ Maximum Duration: 4 weeks maximum

History Taking and Interview techniques: Yes
Physical Examination: Yes
Clinical Problem Solving: Yes
Effective Communication with Patients & Relatives: Yes
Management and Treatment Approaches: Yes
Research: NA

Priority will be given to returning Singaporeans who wish to serve in Singapore upon graduation.
SGH NEONATAL & DEVELOPMENTAL MEDICINETotal Number of Vacancies: 2 students at any one time

Minimum/ Maximum Duration: 2 weeks maximum

History Taking and Interview techniques: Limited - Elective students will be closely supervised for history taking & interview techniques


Physical Examination: Limited - Elective students will be closely supervised for physical examination


Clinical Problem Solving: Yes - Elective students are encouraged to attend standard lectures to medical students enrolled at NUS-YLL


Effective Communication with Patients & Relatives: NA - Direct communication with parents regarding diagnosis is not allowed


Management and Treatment Approaches: NA - direct communication with parents regarding management approaches is not allowed


Research: Yes - elective students may assist in research projects as collaborator but not as principal investigator, provided CIRB ethical approval is granted


Elective students are not allowed to attend deliveries at Labour Ward or Operating Theatre to observe the delivery process and/or neonatal resuscitation.


SGH NEUROLOGYYear round 

Total Number of Vacancies: 2 students per month

Minimum/ Maximum Duration: 2 weeks maximum

History Taking and Interview techniques: Yes
Physical Examination: Yes
Clinical Problem Solving: Yes
Effective Communication with Patients & Relatives: Limited
Management and Treatment Approaches: Yes
Research: Limited


SGH NEUROSURGERYAll year round
Total Number of Vacancy: 2 students per month
Minimum/ Maximum Duration: 3 weeks minimum/ 4 weeks maximum

History Taking and Interview techniques: Yes
Physical Examination: Yes
Clinical Problem Solving: Yes
Effective Communication with Patients & Relatives:No
Management and Treatment Approaches: Yes
Research: No


SGH NUCLEAR MEDICINE & PETAll year round

Total Number of Vacancies: 3 students per year

Minimum/ Maximum Duration: 2 weeks maximum

History Taking and Interview techniques: Limited
Physical Examination: Limited
Clinical Problem Solving: Yes
Effective Communication with Patients & Relatives: Yes
Management and Treatment Approaches: Yes
Research: Yes


SGH OBSTETRICS & GYNAECOLOGYTotal Number of Vacancy: Jan to June  - 3 students at any one time    
July to Nov - 1 student at any one time    
Minimum/ Maximum Duration: 2 weeks minimum/ 4 weeks maximum

History Taking and Interview techniques: Yes
Physical Examination: Yes
Clinical Problem Solving: Yes
Effective Communication with Patients & Relatives: Yes
Management and Treatment Approaches: Yes
Research: Upon request- to discuss with individual consultant

Only Year 4 and above.


SGH OTOLARYNGOLOGY (ENT)January to June
Total Number of Vacancy: 2 students per month
Minimum/ Maximum Duration: 2 weeks maximum

History Taking and Interview techniques: Yes
Physical Examination: Yes
Clinical Problem Solving: Yes
Effective Communication with Patients & Relatives: Yes
Management and Treatment Approaches: Yes
Research: Yes

Students who have made arrangements with senior staff can be hosted for elective in any period of choice so long as there is mutual agreement with students. Elective students on research projects who need longer period can be decided on a case by case basis.


SGH PATHOLOGY (CYTOGENETICS)September to November

Total Number of Vacancies: 1 student at any one time

Minimum/ Maximum Duration: 1 week maximum

History Taking and Interview techniques: NA
Physical Examination: NA
Clinical Problem Solving: NA
Effective Communication with Patients & Relatives: NA
Management and Treatment Approaches: NA
Research: NA


SGH PATHOLOGY (DIAGNOSTIC BACTERIOLOGY)August to November

Total Number of Vacancies: 1 student at any one time

Minimum/ Maximum Duration: 4 weeks maximum

History Taking and Interview techniques: NA
Physical Examination: NA
Clinical Problem Solving: NA
Effective Communication with Patients & Relatives: NA
Management and Treatment Approaches: NA
Research: NA


SGH PATHOLOGY (HISTOPATHOLOGY & CYTOLOGY)August to November

Total Number of Vacancies: 1 student at any one time

Minimum/ Maximum Duration: 12 weeks maximum

History Taking and Interview techniques: NA
Physical Examination: NA
Clinical Problem Solving: Yes
Effective Communication with Patients & Relatives: NA
Management and Treatment Approaches: NA
Research: Yes


SGH PSYCHIATRYTotal Number of Vacancies: 4 students per period

Minimum/ Maximum Duration: 2 weeks minimum/4 weeks maximum

History Taking and Interview techniques: Yes
Physical Examination: Yes
Clinical Problem Solving: Yes
Effective Communication with Patients & Relatives: Yes
Management and Treatment Approaches: Yes
Research: No




SGH REHABILITATION MEDICINEMarch to May, July to November

Total Number of Vacancies: 2 students per month

Minimum/ Maximum Duration: 2 weeks maximum

History Taking and Interview techniques: Yes
Physical Examination: Yes
Clinical Problem Solving: Yes
Effective Communication with Patients & Relatives: Yes
Management and Treatment Approaches: Yes
Research: NA


Students must be willing to travel to Bright Vision Hospital


SGH RENAL MEDICINEAll year round but to cut down during school holidays in June and Dec

Total Number of Vacancies: 2 students at any one time

Minimum/ Maximum Duration: 2 weeks minimum/ 4 weeks maximum

History Taking and Interview techniques: Limited
Physical Examination: Limited
Clinical Problem Solving: Yes
Effective Communication with Patients & Relatives: Yes
Management and Treatment Approaches: Yes
Research: Yes


1) However, if undertaking a research project, the duration may be extended on a case-by-case basis.
2) Only Year 3 and above.