Applicants must fulfill the criteria required by the Singapore Medical Council for full or conditional registration. Eligibility for full registration requires the applicant to hold a MBBS degree awarded by the National University of Singapore. Eligibility for conditional registration requires the applicant to hold a basic medical degree from a university/ medical school listed in the Schedule of the Medical Registration Act. Please refer to the website below - http://www.smc.gov.sg/html/1153709442948.html
The residency training programme is a continuum of 6 years and this includes both basic and advanced specialist training. It is geared towards preparing the trainee to become an all-rounded radiologist, as well as for the Fellowship of the Royal College of Radiology (FRCR) examinations. There are in-house electronic-based tutorials, in-house consultant-led tutorials, as well as daily clinical rounds.
The radiological subspecialties practised include neuroradiology, musculoskeletal radiology, breast imaging, body imaging (including cardiac CT and MRI), interventional radiology, ultrasound and nuclear medicine. There are also general radiology stations like plain films, fluoroscopy and intravenous urography.
In the first year, trainees start off with plain films, intravenous urography, nuclear medicine, fluoroscopy, CT and ultrasound. MRI will also be introduced in the later part of the first year. Trainees will be expected to sit for the FRCR I during this time.
In the second and third year, trainees will continue to consolidate their knowledge and skills. They will sit for the FRCR IIa (written) examination during this time.
In the third or fourth year of training, trainees will sit for the FRCR IIb examination. In addition, there will also be intense in-house and national tutorials to gear trainees up for the viva portion of this examination. We also have in-house elearning mock examinations for the film and rapid reporting sections of the FRCR IIb examination.
After passing the FRCR IIb examination, trainees will undergo 2 years of subspecialty three-monthly training rotations in breast, body, obstetrics and gynaecological imaging; paediatric radiology, neuroradiology, musculoskeletal radiology, ultrasound and interventional radiology.
The Masters of Medicine examination in Diagnostic Radiology is administered by the Division of Graduate Medical Studies (DGMS), Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine, National University of Singapore. The examination format and eligibility criteria are currently undergoing changes. Please refer to the DGMS website for further details (www.med.nus.edu.sg/dgms).
The National University Hospital is also a recognised centre for the Fellowship of the Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Radiology (FRANZCR) training programme. However, potential FRANZCR trainees must meet the prerequisites for entry into the training program as stated in the Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Radiologists website (www.ranzcr.edu.au).