Docs' specialist training under review

The medical residency programme introduced in 2010 to train new specialists might have been better implemented, in steps, with adaptations made on the go, and taking into account feedback from the medical fraternity.
The medical residency programme introduced in 2010 to train new specialists might have been better implemented, in steps, with adaptations made on the go, and taking into account feedback from the medical fraternity. PHOTO: ST FILE

The medical residency programme introduced in 2010 to train new specialists might have been better implemented, in steps, with adaptations made on the go, and taking into account feedback from the medical fraternity.

This would have allowed the impact of the changes to be considered from a holistic perspective, Senior Minister of State for Health Chee Hong Tat said yesterday, while announcing a review of the training programme.

The move for a review comes less than two weeks after the Health Ministry noted there was a need for more "generalists" to serve an ageing population.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Sunday Times on October 01, 2017, with the headline 'Docs' specialist training under review'. Print Edition | Subscribe