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Minimally Invasive Surgery Unit

I About The Programme
II Target Audience and Eligibility Requirements
III Other Information

I About The Programme

Name of Programme

PMIS Unit Fellowship Programme

Overview

Fellows will get an opportunity to train in a highly skilled team of gynaecological endoscopic surgeons and nurses with expertise in endoscopic surgery with the latest laparoscopic and hysteroscopic technology, learning useful skills that will be relevant in clinical practice.

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Aim of Programme

The KK Women's and Children's Hospital MIS Unit Fellowship Programme is a comprehensive postgraduate training programme in laparoscopy and hysteroscopy. With defined syllabus covering anatomy, energy sources, ergonomics, tissue handling and suturing technique, the Fellowship Programme aims to advance the Fellow’s laparoscopic and hysteroscopic skills to the next level. The Fellowship Programme also incorporates an academic syllabus focusing on research leading to a publication by the end of the Fellowship Programme.

The mission of the KK Women's and Children's Hospital MIS Unit Fellowship Programme is to help Fellows gain the skills, knowledge and confidence needed to provide their patients with safe, high-quality and cost-effective Minimally Invasive Surgery Treatment.

Duration of Programme

6-12 months

Learning Outcomes

After completing the programme, Fellows will be able to:

  • Run MIS Clinic and perform outpatient hysteroscopic services independently
  • Be the first assistant to operative cases and first surgeon in selected cases to improve operative laparoscopic skills
  • Formulate and aim publication for a research project 

Content Areas

​Course Contents

Months 1 to 3

  • Report to supervising officer, MIS Unit
  • Briefing of department activities and role in department
  • Orientation tour of hospital facilities
  • Pelvic Trainer session to evaluate level of skill
  • Attend all operative sessions and clinic sessions of unit
  • Lectures and tutorials on the Essentials of Laparoscopy and
  • Hysteroscopy
  • Second Surgical Assistant at operative cases
  • Hands-on Pelvic Trainer to practice specific laparoscopic skills including;
    • Basic manoeuvres with instruments
    • Basic scissors techniques
    • Tissue Handling Techniques
    • Laparoscopic Suturing Techniques

There will be a performance assessment at the end of three months.

Months 4 to 12

  • Run MIS Clinic independently
  • Perform outpatient hysteroscopic services independently
  • First assistant to operative cases and first surgeon in selected cases
  • Lectures and Tutorials on Advanced Laparoscopic & Hysteroscopic Techniques
  • Hands-on teaching of Advanced Laparoscopic & Hysteroscopic procedures
  • Participate in teaching and departmental activities
  • Review of complications focusing on learning points
  • Attend workshops and conference organized by MIS Unit
  • Formulate a research project for publication

End of programme

  • Review of program and feedback session
  • Completion of project with submission of publication
  • Preparation of report 


Training Methods

Tentative schedule:

​Shift
Monday

Tuesday
Wednesday
​Thursday
​Friday
AM
​Outpatient Hysteroscopy
​Operating Theatre
MIS Clinic​Operating Theatre
​MIS Clinic
PM
​Research Work​Operating TheatreOperating Theatre​Operating Theatre​MIS Audit/MIS Clinic


Team of Experts

The MIS Unit Fellowship Programme is managed by the following experts.

​Name
​Designation
​Qualification
​A/Prof Bernard Chern Su MinHead & Senior Consultant; Chairman, Division of O&G; Director, KK Endometriosis Centre​MBBS, MMed (O&G), FRCOG (UK), MRANZCOG, FAMS
Dr Khoo Chong KiatSenior Consultant
BBS (Spore), MMed (O&G)(Spore), FRCOG (UK), FAMS
​Dr Lee Jiah MinConsultant
MBBS (Spore), MRCOG (UK)
​Dr Wei-Wei Wee-SteklyConsultant
​MBBS (London), MMed (O&G)(Spore), MRCOG (UK), FAMS

II Target Audience and Eligibility Requirements

Target Audience

Gynaecologists who are interested to have clinical exposure and hands-on surgical training can apply for the MIS Unit Fellowship Programme. Completion of the MRCOG exam is preferred and the period of attachment is at least six months.

Pre-requisite/Eligibility Requirement(s)

Candidates must fulfil the following criteria:

  1. Proficiency in English Language (both spoken and written) is compulsory
    (TOEFL paper-based test score of 600)
  2. Completion of MRCOG Exams, MRANZCOG Exams or ACOG Board Exams equivalent
  3. Completed Specialist Examination and recognized as O&G Specialist in their country of practice
  4. Currently practising in country of origin

III Other Information

Funding

All funding will be at the applicant’s expense. Arrangement for conference and workshop subsidies can be arranged for Fellows during the period of training.

Observership Programme

Doctors who would like to visit the MIS Unit for the purpose of observing advanced laparoscopic and hysteroscopic surgery can apply for the MIS Unit Observership Programme.

Candidates must fulfil the following criteria:

  1. At least one year of satisfactory completion of housemanship/internship.
  2. Completed specialist examination and recognised in their country of practice.
  3. Currently practising in country of origin.