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Neurosurgery Education

One of the main roles of NNI is in the training of neurosurgeons to meet our national needs, and the needs of countries around the region, for clinical and academic leadership in Neurosurgery. The NNI has a formal academic residency programme for neurosurgeons on a national level. As part of their training in neurosurgery, trainees have combined rounds with neurology, neuropathology and neuroradiology.

The NNI Neurosurgical Training Programme has been accredited by the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons and the Joint Royal Colleges of Surgeons of the UK for the Intercollegiate Examinations. The training standards at the NNI are on par with that accredited training centres in Australia, New Zealand and the UK.

FRACS (Neurosurgery) Programme

The Department of Neurosurgery is the only such department in Singapore and South-East Asia to be approved by the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons (RACS) to carry out advanced training in Neurosurgery for doctors registered for the FRACS (Neurosurgery) Programme.

FRCS (Surgical Neurology) Programme

The residency training programme at the Department is recognised as part of the required training towards the Joint Royal Colleges of Surgeons for the UK Intercollegiate Examinations leading to the FRCS (SN) diploma.

Fellowship Programme

We offer the following sub-specialities programmes that interested applicants could apply for self-funded fellowships:

  • Head Injury Fellowship Training Programme
  • Neurosurgical Oncology Fellowship Training Programme
  • Spine Surgery Fellowship Training Programme
  • Cerebrovascular and Skull Base Surgery Fellowship Training Programme
  • Vascular Neurosurgery Fellowship Training Programme

World Federation of Neurosurgical Societies (WFNS) Clinical Fellowships for Young Surgeons

NNI is proud to be designated by the World Federation of Neurosurgical Society (WFNS) as a neurosurgery postgraduate fellowship training centre. With this designation, the NNI joins the ranks of other renowned training centres such as the National Hospital for Neurology and Neurosurgery in London, New York University, USA, and Fujita Health University, Japan.

Two 6-month clinical fellowships will be offered per year for young neurosurgeons from developing countries. For applications, Click here