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Family Medicine

new_1983The history of the Raffles Medical Group (RMG) can be traced to its Family Medicine practice which started in 1976 as a two-clinic practice in the Central Business district.

From its modest beginnings, RMG is today a leading fully integrated private healthcare provider in the region operating under the group practice model. The Group owns and operates a large network of multi-disciplinary clinics in Singapore located in residential and commercial areas, as well as four medical centres in Hong Kong and Shanghai.

The Group has a large staff of family physicians offering a wide range of healthcare services in the management of common ailments and chronic diseases.  Our family physicians also provide services in special interest areas such as health screening, workplace health promotion, occupational medicine, aviation medicine and travel health consultancy. Our practice, as a large team-based, integrated multi-disciplinary group practice, provides a supportive structure and a rich learning environment for medical students and residents on attachments, as well as doctors on conditional registration.

RMG is a partner to Duke-NUS Graduate Medical School and hosts medical students during their Family Medicine training postings during which they are attached to specific preceptors running the Family Medicine clinics.

RMG also co-partners the National University Health System (NUHS) in their NUHS Family Medicine Residency Programme. The residents are attached to the Family Medicine clinics and function as a clinic doctor under the supervision of faculty members. Other than clinical duties, the residents are also involved in Quality Improvement Projects as well as health education for the public.

RMG is a Singapore Medical Council-approved healthcare institution to provide supervised practice and training for conditionally registered doctors during their two or four-year conditional registration period to prepare them for conversion to full registration.

RMG has a structured training programme that aims to train and equip our conditionally registered doctors to be competent Family Physicians.

Before commencement of employment, the doctors will be given reading materials to familiarise them with the Family Medicine practice in RMG as well as the overall healthcare system in Singapore. There will be scheduled sit-in sessions with senior Family Medicine doctors to discuss principles and practice issues of Family Medicine.

Upon commencement of employment, the doctors are required to fulfil a number of requirements to allow them to progress through the conditional registration. These include

  • Familiarising with pre-determined Clinical Practice Guidelines by the Ministry of Health, Singapore
  • Weekly e-learning modules
  • Reading of pre-assigned practical guides
  • Monthly teaching sessions for the newly joined conditionally registered doctors
  • Regular CMEs, Hospital Grand Rounds, Morbidity and Mortality rounds
  • Regular workshops to update skills
  • Attachments to specialist clinics in Raffles Hospital

Conditionally registered doctors who wish to pursue a career with RMG, please click here

Senior Family Physicians in RMG participate in the training of doctors pursuing the Graduate Diploma of Family Medicine  organised by the College of Family Physicians Singapore.