At National University Heart Centre, Singapore (NUHCS), we provide undergraduate and postgraduate programmes on cardiology and cardiothoracic surgery for both aspiring and trained doctors who wish to enhance their skills. Since the programmes' induction, we have helped numerous doctors acquire more sophisticated skills for the benefit of patients.
Asst. Prof. Low Ting Ting, Asst. Prof. Jimmy Hon Kim Fatt and Asst. Prof. Yeo Wee Tiong share more about the Cardiology Programme for Undergraduates, Cardiothoracic Surgery Residency Programme and Cardiology Postgraduate Programme respectively.
Cardiology Programme for Undergraduates
At NUHCS, our cardiologists are actively involved in medical education and training the next generation of doctors. Our clinician educators design the curriculum for cardiovascular systems learning and provide a structured learning programme for the Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine, National University of Singapore.
Exposure to clinical cardiology starts in the second year of medical school where foundational skills are taught in ambulatory clinics. In year three, medical students are posted to wards, and they learn through a series of small group teachings and bedside tutorials. Students may also opt for an elective two-week Cardiology Programme in the following year where they gain more exposure about subspecialty management and complex cardiac procedures. In the final year, the undergraduates function as interns in cardiac wards with guidance and supervision. NUHCS also runs the Chia Boon Lock Cardiology Review Course annually, a comprehensive revision course for final year students comprising of talks on topic reviews and clinical short cases.
Cardiology Postgraduate Programme
Cardiology is a major component of several residency programmes, including Internal Medicine, Emergency Medicine and Family Medicine. NUHCS' faculty members are regularly invited to provide subspecialty teaching on common cardiology topics. During their clinical rotations at NUHCS, trainees benefit from an enriching structured programme encompassing clinical exposure, teaching rounds and journal clubs. To value-add to the learning experience, we also launched the inaugural PACES Cardiology course earlier this year to improve trainees' proficiency in the cardiology station for PACES examination.