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SNEC-SERI Clinical Academic Fellowship for Medical Officers

The SNEC-SERI Clinical Academic Fellowship Programme for Medical Officers is part of the Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences Academic Clinical Program (EYE ACP)’s initiative in support of the Academic Medicine mandate. This programme provides both clinical and research immersion opportunities to support and groom future clinicians as well as to potentially identify budding clinician scientists.

The programme consists of both clinical and research training components at approximately 50% FTE each. Successful candidates will be placed under the direct supervision of both a Clinician Mentor in SNEC and Research Mentor at SERI. A proposed training programme will be jointly developed by the Medical Officer, Clinician and Research Mentor in a complementary manner, post the award being rendered. Successful candidate will also undergo performance review with the Mentors which include a 3-months’ probation period and a performance review at the 9th month.


  • Self-driven Medical Officers with a strong interest in Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences.

  • Must have graduated from one of the three medical schools in Singapore or graduated from one of the universities/medical schools listed in the Schedule of the Singapore Medical Council (SMC).

  • Must have completed houseman training satisfactorily by the time of starting the position.

  • Must be granted medical registration by the SMC or conditional registration, where applicable.

  • Must be granted an Employment Pass to work in Singapore (applicable to non-Singaporean /non-Singapore PR).

  • Not holding any other concurrent research scholarship or position of similar nature in Singapore during the proposed period of attachment.

Important note

  • Candidates who wish to be part of this Fellowship scheme must be prepared to take no-pay leave, and become “out-of-phase” Medical Officers.

  • Candidates on this Fellowship shall not be posted through the MOHH-MOPEX scheme.

  • Time spent on this Fellowship scheme will not contribute towards fulfilling the medical bond.


  • The Fellowship will support up to two Medical Officers with 12 months of full-time commitment, starting from January or July 2018.

  • Flexibility on the attachment period (at least six months) may be given to selected candidates at the discretion of the review committee. If the position is to be of six to 11 months duration, then the final review will be performed at six to nine months.

Financial support
For each successful candidate, the following will be provided as part of the award:

  • Monthly salary comparable to Medical Officer salary

  • Medical and insurance benefits, employee benefits

  • Provision for courses/training fees

For enquiries, please contact or DID: +65 6576 7319.