I About The ProgrammeII Assessment and EvaluationIII Target Audience and Eligibility RequirementsIV Other Information
I About The Programme
Name of Programme
Fellowship in Breast Surgery
The Breast Department of the KK Women’s and Children’s Hospital is the first and only dedicated department in Singapore fully subspecialised in management of a wide range of breast disease including both benign and malignant conditions.
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Aim of Programme
To train Fellows in all aspects of the management of breast diseases, both benign and malignant.
Duration of Programme
Number of Training Places
Four per year
After completing the programme, Fellows will be able to:
The programme covers the following areas:
Fellows will be attached to the Breast Department, KKH and will be exposed to a wide range of breast conditions during their rotation in the clinics and operating theatres. The fellows will not only have exposure to the surgical clinics but will have an opportunity to receive training in the medical oncology and high risk genetics clinic. The fellows will also attend academic discussions/meetings that involve other departments according to the department schedule.
Clinical Fellows and Observers will be assigned to one of the following supervisors:
Fellows will maintain a logbook of procedures performed. A review with the supervisor will take place after 3 months or earlier if the duration of fellowship is shorter. Subsequently a review with the supervisor will take place at the end of 6 months and thereafter at 6 monthly intervals.
Past and Present Fellows
Team of Experts
The Fellowship in Breast Surgery Programme is managed by the following experts:
II Assessment and Evaluation
Aims of Assessment
Fellows are required to continually demonstrate the following six competencies throughout the programme:
(A) Patient Care
(B) Medical Knowledge
(C) Practice-Based Learning and Improvement
(D) Interpersonal and Communication Skills
(F) Systems-Based Practice
Assessment by an SMC-approved supervisor from Breast Department, KKH in charge of the fellow through the entire duration of fellowship in Breast Department, including on-call duties.
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.
Training programme will be terminated if:
III Target Audience and Eligibility Requirements
General surgeons with a subspecialty interest in breast surgery.
Candidates must have:
IV Other Information
Course fee will be determined upon application.
Fellows must be self-funded or sponsored by their parent country or institution, and are to return home at the end of the training programme.
A certificate of completion will be presented to each Fellow at the completion of the programme.
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