I About The ProgrammeII Assessment and EvaluationIII Target Audience and Eligibility RequirementsIV Other Information
I About The Programme
Name of Programme
Paediatric Orthopaedic Fellowship
KK Women’s and Children’s Hospital (KKH) is a Joint Commission International
(JCI)- accredited Academic Medical Centre (AMC) affiliated to
Duke-NUS Medical School . The Department of Orthopaedic Surgery at KKH is the only fully dedicated paediatric orthopaedic department in the country. To allow for a fertile environment for learning, which is ideal for training at the Fellowship level, the department hosts learners from several different academic institutions at different levels:
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Aim of Programme
To train a general orthopaedic surgeon who has an interest in paediatric orthopaedics as a career in their parent country or institution. To this end, preference is given to fellows who come from regions in great need for specialised paediatric orthopaedic care but with paucity of training in that area.
Duration of Programme
Number of Training Places
1 Fellow per 6-month block with intakes in January, April, July and October
At the end of the rotation, the Fellow should be proficient with the management of elective and emergency paediatric orthopaedic conditions including:
The teaching activities include:
To ensure holistic learning, the didactic teaching, combined structured case discussion and journal readings are coordinated to cover the same topic/s in a period.
Past and Present Fellows
Some of our past fellows are:
Team of Experts
The Paediatric Orthopaedic Fellowship Programme is managed by the following experts:
II Assessment and Evaluation
Aims of Assessment
(A) Patient Care
Fellows must be proficient in:
Fellows should be able to handle common paediatric fractures. They are expected to be competent in the manipulation and reduction of fracture and also surgical management of common fractures such as supracondylar humerus fractures and lateral condylar humerus fractures.
(B) Medical Knowledge
Fellows must be equipped with the following knowledge:
(C) Practice-Based Learning and Improvement
Fellows must demonstrate commitment towards continuous learning and improvement in their patient care, benefiting from previous experiences and ongoing review of the literature, and contributing to the education of those around them, including:
(D) Interpersonal and Communication Skills
Fellows must be respectful of patients and members of the healthcare team at all times, including:
Fellows must act professionally towards patients and members of the healthcare team at all times, including:
(F) Systems-Based Practice
Fellows must recognise his/her role in a complex healthcare system; identify resources available to contribute to patient care, and demonstrate familiarity with internal and external regulations and policies that impact care delivery, including:
General overall grading system
The general overall grading system evaluates the Fellow’s performance upon completion of the fellowship programme. All Fellows will be given a general overall grading status at the end of the fellowship programme based on the grading criteria requirements incorporating the six competencies based knowledge, skills and performance that Fellows must demonstrate throughout the programme.
*Fellows who attained a USP grade are given options to extend their fellowship programmes or reapply. This will depend on the faculty's evaluation on the Fellow's clinical skills and professional attitude.
The attachment programme will be terminated early on the ground of the Fellow’s poor performance, misdemeanor, misconduct, negligence or breach of any terms stipulated or referred to in the Fellowship Letter of Offer and Institution Terms and Conditions.
The Fellow may also request to terminate the attachment programme for reasons such as serious illness or other personal obligations.
The institution will review all requests for early termination with the Fellow and the supervisor/ Head of Department.
III Target Audience and Eligibility Requirements
Preference will be given to a general orthopaedic surgeon who intends to specialise in paediatric orthopaedics. Candidates from wholly for-profit private institutions with no formal affiliation with a medical school will not be considered.
IV Other Information
Course fee will be determined upon application.
We do not currently provide any form of funding for Fellows. Hence, candidates should be self-funded or have self-arranged funding from external sources or institutions.
Certificate of fellowship will be awarded upon completion of the programme. This includes at the minimum:
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