For Attachment Opportunities

Through the Family Medicine Academy and the NHG Family Medicine Residency Programme, NHGP plays an integral role in the delivery of primary care training at medical undergraduate and post-graduate levels. 

NHGP welcomes applications for elective medical postings from local and overseas medical students who wish to have a chance to observe and gain insights into clinical practices at the primary care level. You will have a chance to experience the following: 

  • Observe the Family Medicine consultation process; 
  • Learn communication and clinical examination skills; 
  • Understand the role of family physicians in the entire healthcare continuum first hand; 
  • Appreciate the different roles of various members within the healthcare team in primary care.  

NUS Medicine Year 4 Electives  

We are offering a 3-week elective for the Year 4 medical students from NUS Medicine for their elective posting.  

There are two periods open for the elective posting (Mondays through Fridays only): 

  1. 3 – 21 April 2017 
  2. 22 May – 9 June 2017 

The students will be rotated through different settings of Family Medicine, namely the Polyclinic and General Practitioner (GP)/Family Medicine Clinic (FMC). Applicants will be able to observe and participate in the care of patients.  

Students who are interested in primary care research may also apply.  

Priority will be given to students who apply in small groups of up to 3.  


Post-JC Students/Polytechnic Students/NS Men 

The application period for Professional Attachments for post-JC students, polytechnic students and NS men will only be open during the 2 weeks listed in the table below. The attachment would be for a maximum of 3 days. 

The application will be for attachments in the following quarter. Any application requests received out of the application period will not be considered. As there are limited spaces for the attachments, we will contact the applicant only if the application is successful.  

Please submit the completed application form and all necessary documents for the application to be complete. 



Posting Period by Quarter 

Application period (2 weeks) 


January – March

1-14 October


April – June

1-14 January


July – September

1-14 April


October – December

1-14 July 2017

All interested applicants may download the application form here. For more information, please email us at