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TTSH is a teaching hospital where Medical, Nursing, Allied Health and Pharmacy students come to learn. 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.

Pre-Professional Education Office (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 greater 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.  

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.

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 Email
Allied Health  
  • Clinical Psychology
  • Occupational Therapy
  • Physiotherapy
  • Speech Therapy

Ms Yong Shu Hsien

  • Cardiac Technology
  • Diagnostic Radiography
  • Radiation Therapy

Ms Sazlina Sazali


Ms Shalimar Dormitorio


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.


  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 8 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 6 months in advance to Ms Yong Shu Hsien.


Due to COVID-19, the Community Project Grant will be on hold till further notice.

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 (strictly online only due to COVID-19). 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, 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.
  4. These online conferences will be considered as local conferences, with sponsorship capped at $100.

Application information

Students are to submit their applications through this link.

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 DeadlineConference PeriodResults announced on
09 February 20211 March 202101 April 2021 - 31 May 202115 March 2021
15 April 202130 April 202101 June 2021 - 31 July 202115 May 2021
15 June 202130 June 202101 August 2021 - 30 September 202115 July 2021
13 August 202130 August 202101 October 2021 - 30 November 202115 September 2021
15 October 202131 October 202101 December 2021 - 31 January 202215 November 2021
15 December 202131 December 202101 February 2022 - 31 March 202215 January 2022

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.

For more information, please contact Ms Rachel Lau or Daryl Pang.

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