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PPEO strives to make TTSH the finest institution for clinical training among pre-professional students and eventually be the employer of choice amongst future healthcare professionals.


Students posted to TTSH are integrated into the patient's care team. Partnership and collaboration amongst the health care teams are the foundation to improving patient outcome, and the importance of such collaboration is reinforced throughout the student's learning experience at TTSH.

PPEO is an integrated office to coordinate, review and improve Pre-Professional Education programmes in TTSH. Pre-Professional, refers to Allied health, Medical, Nursing and Pharmacy students from ITE, Polytechnics and Universities who have not graduated from their NITEC, Diploma or Degree courses.

In addition, we take great effort in selecting and training a community of competent, nurturing and confident teachers and educators to ensure that student's learning experience is memorable and meaningful.  

Our scope of work includes:

  • Health profession students' clinical rotation/attachment to TTSH
  • Organisation of examinations and revision sessions for the health profession students
  • Administration of clinical teaching by TTSH staff for health profession students
  • Faculty Appointments and Development
  • Students and Faculties' welfare
  • Point of Contact for the recruitment and management of Standardised Patients (SPs) for TTSH and NHG Cluster Teaching Activities

​PPEO works closely with educational institutions to ensure that students' learning objectives are met while they are attached at TTSH. Together with the Education Director, Clinical Educator Leads, Faculties, Instructors and Educators, PPEO coordinate and facilitate the pre-professional clinical education activities for both local and overseas students in TTSH.

Professional groups Contact
Allied Health
  • Clinical Psychology
  • Nutrition and Dietetics
  • Occupational Therapy
  • Physiotherapy
  • Speech Therapy
  • Cardiac Technology
  • Diagnostic Radiography
  • Radiation Therapy​

Ms Shalimar K Ramirez


Ms Eve Wong


Ms Yong Shu Hsien


Ms Shalimar K Ramirez

Contact us

Office Hours

Monday to Thursday – 8.00am to 5.30pm, Friday – 8.00am to 5.00pm


Pre-Professional Education Office, Level 9, Centre for Healthcare Innovation, 18 Jalan Tan Tock Seng, Singapore 308443

​Opportunities are available for overseas students attending schools outside Singapore to do clinical electives at Tan Tock Seng Hospital. Clinical electives must be part of the school’s curriculum/requirement.


  1. Applicants must be bona-fide students of a reputable school with their qualifications recognised by the following local councils:
  2. Foreign students must hold Work Holiday Pass (WHP) with the Ministry of Manpower (MOM). Refer to the MOM WHP Eligibility website for more information regarding the WHP eligibility criteria.
    1. Medical Students requesting for medical elective programmes must submit their application at least 6 months in advance via ​ NUS portal.
  3. For non-medical students from the following health profession groups - Clinical Psychology, Diagnostic Radiography, Occupational Therapy, Pharmacy, Physiotherapy, and Speech Therapy they are to write in at least 8 months in advance to Ms Shalimar K Ramirez. For clinical student observation attachments (no patient care involvement), please kindly register your interest via our Clinical Student Observation Attachment Form. We will assess your requests accordingly and connect with you again should we require further clarifications.

Conference Sponsorship

To encourage scholarly activities among students of the different healthcare professions, PPEO is offering sponsorships for deserving students who are presenting their research findings at regional or international conferences. PPEO will reimburse the student to cover part of the students' expenses for attending the conference.

Call for Application(s)Submission DeadlineConference PeriodResults announced on
15 February 202401 March 202401 April 2024 - 31 May 202415 March 2024
15 April 202430 April 202401 June 2024 - 31 July 202415 May 2024
14 June 202428 June 202401 August 2024 - 30 September 202415 July 2024
15 August 202431 August 202401 October 2024 - 30 November 202416 September 2024
15 October 202431 October 202401 December 2024 - 31 January 202515 November 2024
​13 December 202431 December 202401 February 2025 - 31 March 202515 January 2025


Research for the paper or poster to be presented was carried out in collaboration with a department or member of the staff of Tan Tock Seng Hospital

  1. The student should belong to one of the following health profession (HP) groups: Medicine, Nursing, Pharmacy, Clinical Psychology, Cardiac Technology, Occupational Therapy, Physiotherapy, Speech Therapy, Nutrition and Dietetics, Diagnostic Radiography and Radiation therapy. Students of other HP groups will have their applications reviewed on a case by case basis.
  2. Applicant must be the first or second author of the paper or poster to be presented.
  3. Successful applicants can only receive one sponsorship per financial year (i.e 1 April to 31 March) and limited to maximum two sponsorships throughout entire duration of study.
    • Each OCS award will be capped at S$600 for conferences held in Malaysia, S$1,200 for other regional or international conferences, and S$100 for online presentation.

Application Inf​​ormation

Submit applications here

Applicants who did not submit all the required documents will not be considered for sponsorship. PPEO will review all submissions and inform the successful applicant via email.​

Community Project Grant

Please note the call for April to September travelling period has closed on 31 Jan 2024.


  1. To encourage health profession (HP) students to help those who are less fortunate in developing countries, PPEO is offering a travel grant to students who volunteer in such community projects.
  2. Grant provided by TTSH is intended as a form of financial assistance to the applicant. It may not cover all expenses that arise and the applicant may expect to incur some expenses on his/her own.
  3. The grant is intended to assist the applicants to cover a portion of the following expenses:
    1. Airfare;
    2. Out of Pocket expenses (e.g. meals, lodging, transport from/to lodging and to/from venue of project);
    3. Travel insurance;
    4. Vaccinations; and
    5. Consumables required for use during the course of the trip (e.g. glucometers).​

Applicat​​ion Process

  1.  Applicant / Team Leader is required to submit the following documents to PPEO:
    • Original completed copy of CPG Application Form; ii.
    • Letter of Endorsement from the hosting organization confirming the involvement of applicant(s).
  2. The applicant / Team Leader must obtain approval of grant before leaving for the community project.
  3. Notification on the outcome of the application will be sent via email by PPEO to the applicant / Team Leader.

Categori​es of CPG

Category Grant Amount
(A) Student- Led
  • Project must be led by HP students.
  • (ii) Project can be made up of HP students from different professional groups.
  • (iii) Students can register for (a) Individual; or (b) Team. Team registration must comprise of a minimum of 4 stude​nts.

Individual: $700

Team: $2,800

(B) TTSH Staff-Student

(i) Project is initiated by TTSH staff(s).

(ii) Project can be led by either TTSH staff(s) or students.

(ii) Project can be made up of

  • HP students from different PECT funded professional groups and TTSH staffs or
  • HP students from same professional group and TTSH staff. HP students for this group can be both PECT funded and non PECT funded. Non PECT funded students are subjected to approval by PPEO.

Per Student: $800

Teams with > 10 members (inclusive of TTSH staff): $8,000 per group

For more information, please contact Mr Lo Jun Jie or Ms Adele Goh.

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