For Healthcare Professionals

Training and Education


The TTSH Trauma Training Centre, the training wing of the Trauma Centre, is a regional trauma training hub. The Centre runs several regional trauma courses such as the Definitive Surgery for Trauma Care (DSTC) Course, the Advanced Trauma Life Support (ATLS) Course, and the Basic Emergency Sonography for Trauma (BEST) Course.

Learn more about Trauma Training Centre

A comprehensive 2 day course is provided to all junior doctors, doctors caring for the critically ill. All doctors rotating though ICU are encouraged to attend. BASIC comprises of lectures and skill stations led by members of our consultant group, including simulation and group work, and has been updated to reflect latest and best practices. The course aims to teach ICU concepts and therapies, as well as familiarity with monitoring and equipment.

Learn more about Intensive Care Training

The TTSH Emergency Department (ED) was the first to start a Geriatric Emergency Medicine (GEM) service in Singapore. Since 2006, we have introduced several initiatives with the aim of improving the delivery of care to elderly patients in the ED.

Learn more about GEM fellowship

The Allied Health Integrative Network (AHINet) have designed a wide range of programmes to cater to the needs of Allied Health Professionals, Pharmacists and Nurses in acute and community settings.

Learn more about AHINet

TTSH is committed to integration of healthcare excellence with our primary care providers. We conduct regular Continuing Medical Education (CME) events with aims of delivering relevant and useful updates that enable GPs and family physicians to keep abreast of the latest developments in healthcare.

Learn from our specialists through a curated variety of topics presented at our CME events.

View our CME events here

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 set up on 1 April 2013 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.

Learn more about Pre-Professional Education Office (PPEO) here

MEO is an office that works with clinical departments to organise post-graduate training, inter-disciplinary/inter-professional training, immersion programmes, scholarships, and non-medical student programmes.

The 4 sectors of MEO i.e. Clinical Training, Medical Library, Life Support and SIMTAC, aim to provide educational leadership and coordinate resources; to facilitate clinical departments in education and position TTSH as the preferred teaching hospital. MEO is headed by Assistant Chairman, Medical Board (Education), a post currently held by A/Prof Tham Kum Ying.

Learn more about SIMTAC here

Who does MEO care for?

  1. Non-medical students e.g. secondary school, junior college students during TTSH placements
  2. Medical officers under MOPEX
  3. Clinical fellows and clinical observers
  4. Doctors on TTSH Scholarships and HMDP programmes
  5. International medical graduates (IMGs) on Immersion Programmes.

MEO supports the departments and the doctors while they are completing the above programmes.

What is the scope of work for MEO?

  1. Clinical fellowships and observerships
  2. Conference sponsorships
  3. Hospital level mandatory programmes for HOMOs e.g. assessment of bladder catheterisation
  4. Immersion programmes for IMGs, in collaboration with MOHH
  5. Life support training
  6. Medical library and learning resource centre
  7. Placements and attachments (scheduled) for non-medical students
  8. SIMTAC, on behalf of NHG
  9. Standardised patients liaison and management
  10. TTSH Scholarships and HMDP for doctors
  11. Others: hospital monthly conference, TTSH and external teaching awards, co-organisation of faculty development programmes etc.


Jaime Tan Shu Ting (TTSH)