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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

Ms Yong Shu Hsien

  • Cardiac Technology
  • Diagnostic Radiography
  • Radiation Therapy

Ms Sazlina Sazali


Ms Rachel Chong


Ms Rachel Lau


Ms Sazlina Sazali

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.
  3. Medical Students requesting for medical elective programmes must submit their application at least 6 months in advance via NUS portal.
  4. 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 Yong Shu Hsien. 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.


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 Information

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.

Call for Application(s) Submission Deadline Conference Period Results announced on
15 Feb 202301 Mar 20231 Apr 2023 - 31 May 202315 Mar 2023
15 Apr 202330 Apr 20231 Jun 2023 - 31 Jul 202315 May 2023
15 Jun 202330 Jun 20231 Aug 2023 - 30 Sep 202315 Jul 2023
15 Aug 202331 Aug 20231 Oct 2023 - 30 Nov 202315 Sep 2023
15 Oct 202331 Oct 20231 Dec 2023 - 31 Jan 202415 Nov 2023
15 Dec 202331 Dec 20231 Febr 2024 - 31 Mar 202415 Jan 2024

Community Project Grant

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.

Each grant will be capped at S$700 for an individual and $2,800 for a team of minimum 4 persons.

Find out more about Community Project Grant

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