Orthopaedic Surgery

Exam Prep Course When? Contacts
Final Master of Medicine (Orthopaedic Surgery) Exam See Surgery in General October of each year

Re-VIVA in April of each year
Ms Sithira Devi
Tel: 6516 3306


Examination Dates:

M. Med. (Orthopaedic Surgery) Part 1
(VIVA) Exam

: 28 October 2017
M. Med. (Orthopaedic Surgery) Part 1
(VIVA) Re-Exam
: 7 April 2018
M. Med. (Orthopaedic Surgery) Part 2
(Thesis submission & Oral) Exam

: Thesis submission by 27 July 2018
: Oral exam (to be held after the acceptance of thesis submission by assessors)


Closing Date of Application:

Friday, 11 August 2017

Eligibility Criteria:

  1. The M. Med. (Orthopaedic Surgery) examinations are open to doctors who are undergoing training in the Orthopaedic Surgery Residency Training only. For more information on Orthopaedic Residency Training, please contact the following 3 Sponsoring Institutions:
    1. http://www.singhealthresidency.com.sg/
    2. http://www.nuhs.edu.sg/nuhsresidency/
    3. http://www.nhgresidencyprogram.com.sg/
  2. To qualify for the Master of M. Med. (Orthopaedic Surgery) Part 1 (VIVA) Exam, candidate would need to fulfill the following:
    1. Passed the Primary M. Med. (General Surgery) , or obtained IMRCS Diploma
    2. Completed R2 training and currently undergoing R3 of Orthopaedics Residency Training
  3. To qualify for the M. Med. (Orthopaedic Surgery) Part 2 (Thesis submission & Oral) Exam component, a candidate would need to pass the M. Med. (Orthopaedic Surgery) Part 1 (VIVA) Exam. However, preparation for M. Med. (Orthopaedic Surgery) Part 1 (VIVA) Exam may take 2 years or more and should begin by R2 if not earlier. Programme directors should oversee this. A thesis supervisor should be appointed.


There are 2 components to the M. Med. (Orthopaedic Surgery) Exam: Part 1 (VIVA) Exam and Part 2 (Thesis submission & Oral) Exam. A candidate will have to pass the Part 1 component before proceeding to the Part 2 component.

M. Med. (Orthopaedic Surgery)
Part 1 (VIVA) Exam
4 VIVA stations of 20 minutes duration per station
Click here for Examination Regulations for Candidates
Click here for Examination Guide for Candidates
Click here for the Examination Suggested Sample/Topics
M. Med. (Orthopaedic Surgery)
Part 2 (Thesis submission & Oral) Exam
Thesis submission by 27 July 2018
A 40 minute Oral Exam after the thesis submission has been accepted by assessors.
Click here for Thesis Regulation and Submission Guide for Candidates


Please submit your application online via Graduate Admission System (GDA2) by the closing date as stipulated above. Late or incomplete applications will not be entertained. A step-by-step guide to applying online can be found here.

  • One passport-sized photograph
  • Certification letter for completion of R2 training by Programme Director (Original Copy)
  • Certified true copy of following documents (Official English translations will be required for stamps or certificates sent that are not in English):
    • Basic medical degree certificate (MBBS)
    • Primary M. Med. (General Surgery) pass letter OR IMRCS Diploma OR IMRCS Part B pass letter
    • NRIC : for locals / Permanent Residents
    • Employment Pass and Passport : for foreigners (residing in Singapore)
    • Passport : for foreigners (residing outside Singapore)

Photocopies of certificates and/or official translations (in English)* including any other official supporting documents will be accepted only if they have been prepared and/or authenticated by one of the following:

  • the issuing University or Medical School;
  • Medical Council of which you are registered and licensed to practice
  • Government Ministries of Health;
  • a notary public or Justice of the Peace;
  • Division of Graduate Medical Studies (DGMS) - For authentication by DGMS office, original certificates and documents must be produced.

* Candidates must submit an authenticated translation if their official supporting documents is not in English. A fresh ink stamp must be used to authenticate the copy or translation of the primary medical qualification.

Candidates who fail to present their original documents for verification without acceptable reasons will not be admitted to the examination.

Candidates whose original documents have been damaged or misplaced must apply to the relevant organizations / authorities for replacements or letters of verification.

DGMS is not obliged to give any reasons for unsuccessful applications.

Examination Fees:

Examination fee 1,216.26
Re-Examination Fee 1,216.26

Notes for M. Med. (Orthopaedic Surgery) Exam fee:

  • M. Med. (Orthopaedic Surgery) Exam fee is inclusive of GST
  • The online application fee of SGD20 is payable at the point of submission
  • Payment modes: credit/debit card only
  • All fees are subject to changes without prior notice and must be paid by the stipulated deadline

Withdrawal Policy:

Notice of withdrawal from the examination must be given in writing to the Division accompanied by the Tax Invoice (receipt) for fee paid. The entire fee, less application fee, will be refunded when notice of withdrawal is received by 22nd September 2017. Those who withdraw after this date or who are absent from the examination will not receive any refund of the examination fees.

For further enquiries, please contact:

Sithira Devi (Ms)
Division of Graduate Medical Studies, Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine
National University of Singapore, Block MD 3, Level 2, 16 Medical Drive,
Singapore 117600
Tel: (65) 6516 3306 / 6601 4888