KK Women’s and Children’s Hospital is the largest medical facility in Singapore which provides specialised care for women, babies and children. Since our inception in 1858, we have grown from a 30-bed maternity hospital in 1924 and evolved into an 830-bed hospital for women and children. In fact, we are the only integrated women’s and children’s hospital in Singapore.
Every year, over 500,000 women and children visit us as inpatients or outpatients. In addition, one-third of all couples in Singapore choose to deliver their babies at KKH.
As a major medical facility, KKH plays a pivotal role in training the country’s doctors and nurses specialising in obstetrics and gynaecology, neonatology and paediatrics. The large workload and expertise available in KKH allow for excellent training and research opportunities. Medical advances in these fields find their roots here.
We aim to be the leader in the training of future doctors from Singapore and abroad.
The Training & Fellowship section provides information on the activities and training and research opportunities of the various units and departments.
We welcome you to be part of KKH family, and to join us for a time of sharing and learning to deliver the highest standards of patient care.
Prof Kenneth Kwek
Chief Executive Officer
KK Women’s and Children’s Hospital
Training & Fellowship Programmes
The Training and Fellowship programmes carried out in KKH incorporates the six ACGME-I competencies that fellows must demonstrate during the programme. The six competencies are:
- patient care;
- medical knowledge;
- practice-based learning and improvement;
- interpersonal and communication skills;
- systems-based practice.
The Training and Fellowship website features six components; (1) overview, (2) objectives, (3) course contents, (4) training method, (5) target audience and expected competencies and (6) course materials. Each key component is accompanied with a description shown in diagram 1 to provide clear and accurate information about the Training and Fellowship programme.
Diagram 1: Key Components of the Training and Fellowship Programme, KKH, Education Office, 2013
Each Training and Fellowship programme is unique therefore; information provided by the faculty supports the purpose and expectations of the programme. All information provided relates to the fellow’s progress and performance demonstrated throughout the programme. Each faculty clearly specifies how fellows must demonstrate their medical knowledge and skills towards clinical competence, training and leadership qualities.
Please be informed that all interested applicants must meet the Singapore Medical Council (SMC) requirements before applying for any of the fellowship programme offered in KKH. All applications must be submitted at least 6 months before the start date of the fellowship attachment.
Please refer to the Training and Fellowship programmes carried out in the respective divisions.