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Overseas Undergraduate Medical Students

All overseas students are required to submit a formal clinical or research elective application to Singapore General Hospital’s Associate Dean's Office (SGH ADO). This is to be in compliance with the hospital’s medical students’ attachment procedures.

You may refer to the link here [hyperlink] to find out the instructions on elective application and full details on the available postings in the hospital.

The elective application will be reviewed by SGH ADO and NHCS, and will be subjected to the availability of vacancies and supervision, with the approval from the NHCS Director, Medical Student Training.


Please ensure that you have read and understood the requirements of the electives, in particular the following:

Clinical Electives

  • A minimum of three weeks to a maximum of four weeks will be required to complete the clinical curriculum, with each week starting on a Monday and ending on a Friday.

Research Elective

  • Students must be able to commit at least six weeks and beyond.
  • The research elective can be applied concurrently with the clinical electives at NHCS. Interested students are required to submit a copy of the following documents to NHCS, Office of Training & Education at
    1. Research Attachment Request Form [hyperlink]
    2. Curriculum Vitae
    3. Collaborative Institutional Training Initiative Certification (CITI CERT) - Biomedical Research Investigators and Key Personnel. The instructions to obtain the certification are as follows:
      • Please create an account with the Collaborative Institutional Training Initiative via their website ( and key in 'Singapore Health Services Pte Ltd' (SingHealth) as the affiliated organisation.            
      • Follow through the registration process.
      • Complete the module on 'Biomedical Research Investigators and Key Personnel'.
  • Students will be notified via email on their placement status.