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Eligibility Criteria


  • Has a recognised medical degree for Temporary Medical Registration with Singapore Medical Council*
  • At least 3 years' experience as a Medical Officer after Housemanship / Internship
  • Fluent in English and meet SMC's minimum score for TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language): 250 for computer-based test/ 600 for paper-based test; or IELTS (International English Language Test System): Band score of 7 or above.


SMC will only accept test results from IELTS, TOEFL and OET if the scores obtained are within the above range, subject to a 2-year validity period based on the date of the test for all new applications received by the Medical Council.


  • Good academic record and at least 2 referees' reports
  • Not more than 35 years of age
  • Citizenship of other countries or permanent residents of Singapore
  • Has permit issued by the Ministry of Manpower in Singapore*
  • Has health insurance cover for yourself during the attachment
  • Has valid malpractice insurance cover
  • Documentary proof of vaccination records / serology report for the followings:

    • Hepatitis B
    • Hepatitis C
    • Varicella
    • Measles, Mumps and Rubella (MMR)
    • Pertussis
    • Influenza
    • HIV Antibody
    • Chest X-ray


    *as per Ministry of Health directive - self declaration of past illness or vaccination NOT accepted as evidence of immunity)


*The NUH Fellowship Desk will assist to obtain temporary medical registration and Training Employement Pass (TEP).



Please CLICK HERE for information, guidelines and criteria required by Singapore Medical Council