Surgery

Exam Prep Course When? Contact
Joint Primary Master of Medicine (Surgery)/ IMRCS Part A (Written) Exam Not Available January / April / September of each year Ms Joanne Tan
Tel: 6516 4527
Email:
Joint Primary Master of Medicine (Surgery)/ IMRCS Part B (OSCE) Exam Not Available August of each year
Final Master of Medicine Not Available June Intake: Application period opens in May to June of each year

November Intake: Application period opens in October to November of each year

Application Forms can be downloaded here

JOINT PRIMARY MASTER OF MEDICINE (SURGERY) / IMRCS PART A (WRITTEN) EXAMINATION

Exam Date:

Tuesday, 9 January 2018

Application Period:

Monday, 25 September 2017 to Friday, 27 October 2017

Eligibility Criteria:

All candidates applying for the examination MUST possess a recognized basic medical degree (MBBS).

Exam Format:

All candidates may refer to The Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh (RCSEd) website for further details and syllabus for the exam.

There is a change in exam format with effect from January 2017. Candidates may wish to refer here for further details.

Application:

This is a conjoint exam. All candidates taking this exam in Singapore must submit both the Primary MMED (Surgery) application form (online) and MRCS Part A application form (hardcopy).

  1. Primary MMed (Surgery) Application
    Applicants are to submit an online application by creating an account at https://medworks.nus.edu.sg/osca/home.aspx and submit the application by Friday, 27 October 2017, 2359hrs. Only application fee is applicable upon submission of application. Primary MMed Exam fee will apply upon acceptance and confirmation of placement after the MRCS application form, completed with payment is received from candidate. Fees must be paid no later than Wednesday, 1 November 2017, 2359hrs else the application will be rejected.

  2. MRCS Part A Application
    Applicants must submit this form via paper application by completing the application form which can be downloaded from http://www.med.nus.edu.sg/dgms/our-programmes/master-of-medicine/surgery.shtml.

All applications and fees must reach DGMS by the closing date as stipulated above. Late or incomplete applications will not be entertained and will be returned to sender. Applications received through email will not be accepted. The following documents must be submitted to DGMS by the closing date:

  • IMRCS Part A Exam application form, duly completed
  • 2 passport‐sized photographs
  • Certified true copy of basic medical degree certificate (MBBS) (Official English translations will be required for stamps or certificates sent that are not in English)

Photocopies of certificates and/or official translations (in English)* including any other offical 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.

Repeat candidates are required to submit a fresh set of application with required supporting documents and photographs.

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

Fees:

As this is a joint examination, every applicant who wishes to sit for the exam in Singapore is required to pay both the Primary Master of Medicine (Surgery) fees as well as the IMRCS Part A fees.

DESCRIPTION Primary MMed Fee
(SGD)
MRCS Fee
(GBP)
Application Fee
- (Non-refundable)
20.00 -
Examination Fee 581.75 495.00
Payment Modes Credit / Debit Card only Credit / Debit Card, Cheque or Bank Draft
Account payee for cheques/bank drafts - The Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh

Notes:

  • Pri MMed fees are inclusive of GST
  • If you are paying by cheque/bank draft, please indicate your name, contact number and name of exam at the back of each cheque / bank draft
  • All fees are subject to changes without prior notice, and must be paid at the time of application

Withdrawal Policy:

For withdrawals, the respective NUS and RCSEd withdrawal guidelines would apply.

Pri MMed Exam:
If candidate decides to withdraw after placement is confirmed, he/she must write in to DGMS.

  1. If written notice of withdrawal is received before the acceptance of placement deadline, a refund, less the application fee will be made.
  2. If written notice of withdrawal is received after the acceptance of placement deadline, or the candidate fails to attend the examination for any reason, no refund will be administered.

IMRCS PART A

The prevailing MRCS Regulations would apply. For information and procedure on the withdrawal of IMRCS exams, please visit the RCSEd website at http://www.rcsed.ac.uk.

For further enquiries, please contact:

Joanne Tan (Ms)
Tel: (65) 6516 4527 / 6601 4888
Email:

Please send completed MRCS form with supporting photographs and documents by the closing date to:
To: Joanne Tan
Division of Graduate Medical Studies
Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine
National University of Singapore
16 Medical Drive, Block MD3, Level 2
Singapore 117600

JOINT PRIMARY MASTER OF MEDICINE (SURGERY) / IMRCS PART B (OSCE) EXAMINATION

Revised as of 30 March 2017

Exam Date:

Sunday, 6 August 2017

Application Period:

Monday, 6 February 2017 to Friday, 12 May 2017

Closing Date of Application:

Friday, 12 May 2017

Eligibility Criteria:

All candidates applying for the examination MUST:

  1. Possess a recognized basic medical degree & a valid medical registration with the SMC or your home country (for foreign candidates not practising in Singapore)
  2. Successfully completed IMRCS Part 1 & Part 2 or Part A examination (there are no minimum surgical posting requirements although candidates should be in a proper surgical training programme).

Minimum Number of Candidates:

Please note that there is a minimum number of candidates for this examination.

In the unlikely event that this examination cannot proceed in August due to low number of candidates, you will be informed within 2-3 weeks following the closing date of application or as soon as possible. The application fee of $20 paid via OSCA will be refunded to you.

Application:

This is a conjoint exam. All candidates taking this exam in Singapore must submit both the Primary MMED (Surgery) application form (online) and MRCS Part B application form (hardcopy).

  1. Primary MMED (Surgery) Application Form
    Applicants are to submit an online application by creating an account at https://medworks.nus.edu.sg/osca/home.aspx and submit the application by Friday, 12 May 2017, 2359hrs.
  2. MRCS Part B Application Form
    Applicants must submit this form via paper application by completing the application form which can be downloaded here.

All applications and fees must reach DGMS by the closing date as stipulated above. Late or incomplete applications will not be entertained and will be returned to sender. Applications received through email will not be accepted. The following documents must be submitted to DGMS by the closing date:

  • IMRCS Part B Exam application form, duly completed
  • 2 passport-sized photographs
  • 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)
    • IMRCS Parts 1 & 2 or Part A exam results/letters

Photocopies of certificates and/or official translations (in English)* including any other offical 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.

Fees:

As this is a joint examination, every applicant who wishes to sit for the exam in Singapore is required to pay both the Primary MMed fees as well as the IMRCS fees.

DESCRIPTION PRIMARY MMED FEE
(SGD)
IMRCS PART B FEE
(GBP)
Application Fee 20.00 930.00
Examination Fee 3160.00
Payment Modes Credit / Debit Card only Credit / Debit Card, Cheque or Bank Draft
Account payee for cheques/bank drafts - The Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh

Notes:

  • Pri MMed fee is inclusive of GST
  • If you are paying by cheque/bank draft, please indicate your name, contact number and name of exam at the back of each cheque / bank draft
  • All fees are subject to changes without prior notice, and must be paid at the time of application
  • Successful candidates will be notified via email to accept placement and make Primary MMed exam fee payment online. Placement will be confirmed only after payment has been made.

Withdrawal Policy:

For withdrawals, the respective NUS and RCSEd withdrawal guidelines would apply.

Pri MMed Exam:
If candidate decides to withdraw after placement is confirmed, he/she must write in to DGMS.

  1. If written notice of withdrawal is received before the acceptance of placement deadline, a refund, less the application fee will be made.
  2. If written notice of withdrawal is received after the acceptance of placement deadline, or the candidate fails to attend the examination for any reason, no refund will be administered.

IMRCS

For information and procedure on the withdrawal of IMRCS exams, please visit the RCSEd website at http://www.rcsed.ac.uk.

For further enquiries, please contact:
Joanne Tan (Ms)
Tel: (65) 6516 4527 / 6601 4888
Email:

Please send completed MRCS form with supporting photographs and documents by the closing date to:
Joanne Tan (Ms)
Division of Graduate Medical Studies
Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine
National University of Singapore
16 Medical Drive
Block MD3, Level 2
Singapore 117600

FINAL MASTER OF MEDICINE (SURGERY) EXAMINATION

Closing Date of Application:

All applications must be submitted online and dissertations to be submitted to DGMS Office by 5pm on each stipulated closing date as below.

General Surgery Residents including Residents in SIG
(Submission of dissertation must be within R3 and first 6 months of R4)
To be eligible for promotion to R5 in: Intake: Dissertation to reach DGMS Office by 5pm on: Application Period:
July 2018 November 30 November 2017 2 October to 30 November 2017
July 2019 June 29 June 2018 2 May to 29 June 2018
November 30 November 2018 1 October to 30 November 2018
Plastic Surgery Residents
(Submission of dissertation must be within first 6 months of R3)
To be eligible for promotion to R4 in: Intake: Dissertation to reach DGMS Office by 5pm on: Application Periods (s):
July 2018 November 30 November 2017 2 October to 30 November 2017
July 2019 November 30 November 2018 1 October to 30 November 2018

Residents with disruptions in their training must also adhere to the above closing date(s) of application and may submit their application and dissertations during any application period available.

Please note that the dates provided in the table above serve as reminder guidelines for residents to plan their time properly in their residency progression.

Results Release:

Results will be released by:
  1. June intake: End of December of the same year
  2. November intake: End of May of the following year

Submission Guidelines:

All dissertation submissions must comply with the attached guidelines which may be found here

Candidates must submit 2 hard-bound copies of their dissertations after completing the application process online by each stipulated closing dates. A softcopy of dissertation must also be sent via email to Officer-in-Charge as above. Applications submitted online but with no dissertations received at DGMS Office by the closing date will be rejected.

Candidates should plan their time carefully and submit their dissertations early within their residency.

Residents/Trainees should adhere to the timelines for submitting and completing their Final MMED (Surgery) examination as per RAC rules. Failure to do so may render themselves vulnerable to delays in passing the MMed and subsequent delays in becoming eligible for promotion/taking the exit examination.

Please note that the Final M.Med (Surgery) examination is only open to local residents & trainees who are employed in approved local hospitals on a long term and full-time basis and undergoing the specialist/ residency training in Singapore.

Eligibility Criteria:

All candidates applying for this examination must fulfil the following eligibility criteria:

  1. Possess a recognized basic medical degree
  2. Have successfully completed the Primary M.Med (Surgery), or obtained full MRCS or equivalent.
  3. Have a valid medical registration with Singapore Medical Council (SMC)
  4. Residents & trainees must be employed in approved local hospitals on a long term and full-time basis and undergoing the specialist/ residency training in Singapore.
    1. Basic Trainees must have completed the following BST Postings
      1. 6 months in General Surgery;
      2. 6 months in Trauma (either in Orthopaedic Surgery or A&E)
      3. 6 months in Surgical Critical Care (General Surgery, Anaesthesia or CTS)
      4. 6 months in other Surgical Specialties (eg. Urology, Paediatric Surgery, Cardiothoracic Surgery, A&E, Neurosurgery, Plastic Surgery, ORL, Hand Surgery, Otorhinolaryngology (ENT), O&G without a repeat of postings and may include Anaesthesiology)
    2. Residents must have completed Year 2 of the Residency Programme(R2), irrespective of the postings completed

Application:

Please submit your application via Graduate Admission System (GDA2) by the closing date as stipulated above. Late or incomplete applications will not be entertained and will be returned to applicant.

A step-by-step guide to application online can be found here.

The following documents must be submitted together with your online application by the closing date:
  • Application coversheet for submission of dissertation, duly completed (Original copy to be submitted to DGMS Office)
  • 1 passport-sized photograph
  • Basic medical degree certificate (MBBS) (in English Medium)
  • Pass letter for Primary M. Med (Surgery) or Inter-Collegiate MRCS
  • Singapore Medical Council Registration Certification / Card (front and back)
  • NRIC (front and back) : for locals / Permanent Residents
  • Employment Pass and Passport : for foreigners (residing in Singapore)

After submitting the application online, please submit the original copy of the application coversheet together with your dissertation to DGMS. Dissertation must be submitted in three identical copies, with 2 hard covered copies and 1 in digital copy to Officer-in-Charge by the closing date of each application period or else the application will be rejected.

Photocopies of certificates and/or official translations (in English)* including any other offical 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.

Fees:

DESCRIPTION MMED FEE
(SGD)
Application fee (Non-refundable) 20.00
Examination fee 700.00*

* Fees for subsequent application periods are subject to change and will be finalised before each exam application period commences.

Notes:

  • Fees are inclusive of GST
  • Payment modes: credit/debit card only
  • All fees are subject to changes without prior notice, and must be paid at the time of application
  • Successful candidates will be notified to accept placement and make payment via email within 2-3 weeks after application closes. Placement will be confirmed only after payment has been made.

Withdrawal Policy:

If candidate decides to withdraw after placement is confirmed, he/she must write in to DGMS.:
  1. If written notice of withdrawal is received before the acceptance of placement deadline, a refund, less the application fee will be made.
  2. 2. If written notice of withdrawal is received after the acceptance of placement deadline, or the candidate fails to attend the course for any reason, no refund will be administered.

For further enquiries, please contact:

Joanne Tan (Ms)
Tel: (65) 6516 4527 / 6601 4888
Email: