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Observerships

Hands-off Observerships
As part of SNEC’s commitment to teaching and training, we welcome ophthalmologists from around the world to visit and observe clinical practice, including surgery.

Typically, the observership experience ranges in duration from several days to two weeks. Within this framework, observing ophthalmologists have the opportunity to arrange a programme in any of our subspecialty areas that includes clinical experience and surgery. These areas include:

  • General Cataract & Comprehensive Ophthalmology

  • Cornea & External Eye Diseases

  • Glaucoma

  • Neuro-ophthalmology

  • Ocular Inflammation & Immunology

  • Oculoplastic

  • Paediatric Ophthalmology & Adult Strabismus

  • Vitreo-retina

If you are keen to apply, please complete the attached application form and submit with copies of the following documents (translated into English, if required) to
trainingandeducation@snec.com.sg .

  • Basic and postgraduate qualifications

  • Current medical license/registration with the local medical council

  • Current medical malpractice insurance

  • List of surgical experience

  • Passport size photograph

Clickhere to download the application form.
Please note that an administrative fee of SGD160.50 (inclusive of GST) is applicable for each successful candidate, payable when accepting the offer. This fee is non-refundable.


Clinical Observerships
Ophthalmologists who chose to undertake the Clinical Observership programme may select their discipline of interest. The programmes encompass clinical experiences, research and surgery.

Clinical Observership programmes are offered in the following subspecialties:

  • General Cataract & Comprehensive Ophthalmology

  • Corneal & External Eye Diseases

  • Glaucoma

  • Neuro-ophthalmology

  • Medical Retina

  • Ocular Inflammation & Immunology

  • Oculoplastic, Orbital & Lacrimal Surgery

  • Paediatric Ophthalmology & Adult Strabismus

  • Refractive Surgery

  • Surgical Retina

Click here to download the SNEC Clinical Observership application form. Please note:

  • Clinical observerships are hands-off and capped at a maximum of 3 months

  • All clinical observerships are subject to approval of temporary medical registration and training employment pass

  • Accommodation, registration fees, personal insurance and all other expenses will be borne by the Clinical Observer

Kindly refer to this link for estimated training and living expenses.