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General​
Tuition Fee​
Admissions
Miscellaneous​

GENERAL​​​​​​​​

  • ​What is sports medicine?​

    The scope of sports medicine practice has expanded beyond sports-related injuries to include prevention of common chronic diseases and treatment of general musculoskeletal injuries, which are particularly common in older people.
  • What skills do I obtain from the GDSM programme?​

    Aimed primarily at SMC-registered medical doctors, the programme will equip you with the knowledge and skills needed to confidently perform pre-participation screening for sports and exercise, manage general and sports-related musculoskeletal injuries in the primary care setting, and provide medical support for sports programmes and events, among others.
  • Is the GDSM programme endorsed by the Singapore Medical Council (SMC)?​

    Endorsed by the Singapore Medical Council (SMC), graduates of the GDSM can display the title in their clinics to attest to the additional skills they possess.
  • Can I practise as a Sports Physician and does SMC allow me to use the title “Sports Physician” in Singapore?​

    The "Sports Physician" designation refers to specialists registered with the Specialist Accreditation Board and SMC. These doctors are required to complete a formal three-year Advanced Subspecialty Training programme. The GDSM is not a specialist qualification and successful candidates are not allowed to use this title.
  • Will I get CME points for SMC-registered doctors?

    Yes, 50 CME points will be awarded to SMC-registered doctors who have successfully completed the programme.
  • Who are the key faculty of the GDSM programme?​

    Key faculty include:

    Dr Benedict Tan
    GDSM Advisory Board Chair
    Chief & Senior Consultant, Singapore Sport & Exercise Medicine Centre @ Changi General Hospital

    LTC (Dr) Alexander Gorny
    Head Soldier Performance Centre, HQ Army Medical Services

    Dr Roger Tian
    GDSM Course Director (Clinical)
    Senior Consultant, Singapore Sport & Exercise Medicine Centre @ Changi General Hospital 

    Dr Peter Brukner
    Professor of Sports Medicine, Latrobe University
    LKCMedicine Visiting Professor
    Specialist sports and exercise physician, Australian cricket team

    Assoc Prof Fabian Lim
    GDSM Programme Director
    LKCMedicine Assistant Dean, Research
    Associate Professor of Exercise Physiology, LKCMedicine
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TUITION FEE

  • ​Is the GDSM Programme a government-subsidised programme?​

    It is not subsidised by the Ministry of Education (MOE), Singapore. However, Singapore citizens are eligible for SkillsFuture Credit​.
  • ​What are the fees for the GDSM Programme?​

    Period of study
    1 year

    Location of study
    Singapore (for the practical components of the programme)

    Fees
    - Tuition fee: S$5,400 (excludes GST and all course materials and books)​
    - Student services fee: S$253.10 (incl. GST, for two semesters)
    *The above student services fee applies to AY2019-2020 and is subject to change. 

    Fees are paid in one lump sum and are not refundable after commencement of the semester.
  • What is the payment mode for the application fee?​

    Payment for the application fee can be made through any of the following modes:
    1. Credit card / Debit Card
    2. DBS/POSB ATM
    3. Cheque/Bank Draft/Money Order/Cashier's Order
    4. NETS

    More details on the above payment modes can be found here​.
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ADMISSIONS

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  • What are the admission requirements for GDSM programme?

    1. General Practitioners with at least six years post-Bachelor of Medicine, Bachelor of Surgery qualification or equivalent; or
    2. Family Medicine Physicians and other SMC-registered specialists; or
    3. General Practitioners with a Graduate Diploma in Family Medicine (GDFM); and
    4. Hold a primary medical qualification recognised by the Singapore Medical Council.

    Doctors with conditional or temporary registration must have a letter of recommendation from their Head of Department.
  • When is the first intake and how many intakes does LKCMedicine plan to have and when?

    The first intake starts in late July 2018. There will be one intake for each academic year (each academic year runs from August to July the following year).
  • How and when do I apply for your school’s annual intake?

    The online application commences from March to May annually. Each submitted application must be accompanied by an online non-refundable application fee of S$21.40. To apply, click here​.
  • I accepted the admissions offer but realised I am not able to attend the programme. Can I get a deferment?

    Successful applicants are allowed one deferment before course commencement. Each deferment is for a period of one Academic Year (i.e. one intake).
  • What are the supporting documents required for admission?

    After successfully completing the online admission application and paying the application fee, please email your supporting documents to gradprog_LKCMedicine@ntu.edu.sg. The supporting documents have to be submitted before the application deadline. Please refer to the following list of supporting documents (original documents should be produced at a later date upon request).

    Please prepare the following supporting documents:
    1. Online Application Form
    2. One recent photograph, passport size to be clipped to application
    3. NRIC or Citizenship Certificate or Passport (for foreigners)
    4. Official transcripts (MBBS)
        (i) Official translation in English (if not in English)
        (ii) Original Language (scanned copy)
    5. Bachelor's Degree Certificate (scanned copy)
        (i) Official translation in English (if not in English)
        (ii) Original Language (scanned copy)
    6. Receipt of application fee (email printout)
    7. Documentary proof of minimum six years general clinical experience
        (post-housemanship)
  • When do I find out the outcome of my application?

    Candidates will receive an email notification from the School between end of May to end June to inform them if they have been offered a place.
  • How do I accept my offer of admission?

    If you are offered a place, you have to accept your offer online. The School will send you an email acknowledgement and an offer letter with admission details via email or post.
  • Can I take a leave-of-absence if I am not able to complete the programme?

    Yes, you can. You will join the next intake and continue the programme from where you stopped.
  • Can I withdraw from the programme after accepting the offer?

    Yes, you can withdraw from the programme by sending an email to the School administrator. Withdrawal from the programme via email can only be done before matriculation (and before the commencement of the programme).
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