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Respiratory Medicine

Overview

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Programme

Respiratory Medicine

Objectives

For one-year posting:
Upon completion, the trainee should be competent in

  • Management of acute and chronic respiratory problems
  • Doing and Interpreting pulmonary function tests
  • Scoring and reporting of polysomnography and other sleep studies
  • Perform flexible bronchoscopy +/- bronchoalveolar lavage

For six-month posting:
Upon completion, the trainee should be competent in

  • Management of acute and chronic respiratory problems
  • Doing and Interpreting pulmonary function tests and achieve basic skills in
  • Scoring and reporting of polysomnography and other sleep studies
  • Perform flexible bronchoscopy +/- bronchoalveolar lavage.

For three-month posting:
Upon completion, the trainee should be able to manage acute and chronic respiratory problems with an emphasis on asthma.

Course Contents

The programme provides the opportunity to:

  1. Be exposed to childhood respiratory diseases and its management
  2. Supervised training in performing flexible bronchoscopy
  3. Supervised training in managing sleep disorders and scoring and reporting sleep studies
  4. Supervised training in evaluation of pulmonary function tests

Method

Clinical Fellowship

For Whom

Doctors who aspire to subspecialise in Paediatric Pulmonology/Sleep Medicine
Pulmonary Allergy and Sleep Technologists who want to achieve competency in paediatric testing (for laboratory attachment segment only)

Pre-requisite

Candidates must be board certified by their respective institutions in Paediatric Medicine or Paediatric Pulmonary Medicine or have the equivalent recognition by the relevant national medical bodies.

Success of the fellowship application is also contingent on approval by the Singapore Medical Council for a temporary medical practicing license.

Duration

​Duration
Month
1-year posting
  • Conduct three to four sessions per week of the ambulatory clinics consisting of the general respiratory referral clinics, high risk asthma clinic, home care and sleep clinics, under the supervision of a respiratory consultant
  • Rostered to run the respiratory consult service
  • Daily supervised sleep scoring and reporting
  • One month rotation to the respiratory and allergy laboratory
  • Observe/Supervised flexible bronchoscopy
  • Observe/assist in an overnight polysomnogram
6-month posting
  • Conduct three to four sessions per week of the ambulatory clinics consisting of the general respiratory referral clinics, high risk asthma clinic, home care and the sleep clinic, under the supervision of a respiratory consultant
  • Rostered to run the respiratory consult service
  • Daily supervised sleep scoring and reporting
  • One month rotation to the respiratory and allergy laboratory
  • Observe/Supervised in flexible bronchoscopy
  • Observe/Assist in an overnight polysomnogram
3-month posting
  • Conduct three to four sessions per week of the ambulatory clinics consisting of the general respiratory referral clinics, high risk asthma clinic, under the supervision of a respiratory consultant
  • Rostered to run the respiratory consult service
    Two weeks rotation to the respiratory and allergy laboratory


Training Dates/Period

Start Date: January or June. Flexibility on a case by case basis.

Certification

Certificate of Fellowship in General Pulmonology/Sleep Medicine/Flexible bronchoscopy as determined by duration of fellowship and competency level in the various areas at the end of the fellowship.

Positions/Training Places

Doctors: Between one and 3 per year
Technologists: A maximum of two at any one time

Course Fee

Fees will be determined upon application.

Funding

Candidates should be self-funded or have funding from external sources/institutions
One year fellowship – Sponsorship possible

Contact of Organiser/Institution

Respiratory Medicine Service, Department of Paediatrics
Division of Medicine
KK Women’s and Children’s Hospital