Department of Urogynaecology


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  1. Urogynaecology Fellowship Programme

Urogynaecology Fellowship Programme


Doctors wanting to specialize in urogynaecology must, in their training, acquire a working knowledge of all these skills in order to be able to attend to their non-subspecialist colleagues’ enquiries.

Course Contents

The following advanced skills should be acquired:

A detailed knowledge of:

  • Embryology and anatomy of the pelvis, the pelvic musculature and the pelvic viscera.
  • Physiology of urinary and faecal control.
  • Pathology of abnormal urinary and faecal control.
  • Neurotransmission and the Pharmacology of drugs acting directly and indirectly on the lower urinary tract.

A basic knowledge of:

  • Imaging of upper and lower urinary tracts
  • Design and statistical analysis of clinical trials
  • Function of urodynamic equipment

Experience in the assessment of patients with lower urinary tract disorders by:

  • Clinical assessment
  • Urodynamic assessment
  • Cystourethroscopy
  • Radiological imaging

Clinical competence in the following:

  • The medical and surgical management of pelvic floor dysfunction including genital tract prolapse.
  • The surgical and medical management of lower urinary tract dysfunction.
  • The long-term care of patient with intractable incontinence.

Attendance at a programme of lectures, tutorials and demonstrations and conferences on urogynaecology

For Whom

Type Duration SMC Registration Hands-on Training Research TOEFL
Visiting Observer From one week to three months No No No NA
Clinical Observer From six months to one year Yes Yes (with direct supervision) Yes Band 7 or equivalent
Embryology From six months to one year Yes Yes (with direct supervision) Yes Band 7 or equivalent


  • Two years post membership
  • Able to perform common gynae surgeries e.g. THBSO, LSCS and simple vaginal surgeries
  • Must be self-sponsored (that is, to be sponsored by Government bodies or company who is willing to sponsor)
  • Minimum one-year fellowship
  • Must pass TOFEL or IELTS
  • Must be involved in research, clinical and surgeries during attachment.


Type Duration of training Notice period
Clinical Fellowship A period of six months to two years One month notice prior to end of training
Clinical Observership A maximum of 12 months Two weeks prior to end of training
Embryology - -

Training Dates/Period

Duration Month
From six month to one year

Month 1- 3

  • Report to supervising officer, UG Centre
  • Briefing on departmental activities and role in department
  • Orientation tour of hospital facilities
  • Follow the team in daily ward rounds
  • Attend all operative sessions and clinics
  • Assist in surgeries
  • Assist in clinic sessions
  • Attend urodynamics clinics
  • Attend monthly Journal Club / Subject Reviews
  • Attend hospital CME activities
  • Attend monthly research meeting / admin meeting

Review at the end of three months and plan new programmes for the remainder of program for Fellows here for 6 months or more.

Month four to 12

Same as the above (Month one to three)

  • Hands-on surgery from the 4th month.
  • Participate in selection and development of patient education
  • and training material such as pamphlets and video tapes for
  • teaching of doctors, paramedical staff and patients
  • Participate in research, teaching, workshops, conferences and departmental activities

End of fellowship programme

  • Review of program and feedback session
  • Completion of project if any
  • Preparation of report
Visiting Observers
  • Same as above for fellows at month one to three but no hands-on surgery will be allowed.


A certificate will be issued from the hospital certifying your period of attachment.

Positions / Training Places

Four per year

Course Fee

Fees will be determined upon application.


Self Funded, namely:

  • Self funded from organization or sponsor of fellow
  • Singapore - J&J Fellowship Programme

Contact of Organiser / Institution

Head, Department of Urogynaecology
KK Women’s and Children’s Hospital
100 Bukit Timah Road
Singapore 229899

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