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140 Foreign Medical Schools recognised in Singapore


Expansion in the number of recognised Foreign Medical Schools

The Ministry of Health and the Singapore Medical Council (SMC) will be increasing the number of recognized medical schools in the Schedule of the Medical Registration Act.
The expansion of the Schedule will facilitate our hospitals to recruit doctors of high calibre to meet the rising demand for more doctors.
With effect from 1 April 2007, another 20 schools will be added to the Schedule, and will include top Asian medical schools from China, India, Pakistan, Sri Lanka, South Korea and Malaysia (see Annex).
This will bring the total number of recognised foreign medical school degrees from the current 120 to 140.
The continuing advances in medicine coupled with the ageing of our population necessitate a regular increase in the number of doctors to cater to our population's healthcare needs. Even as we increase the local intake of doctors, foreign-trained doctors can help expand our capacity to match demand, and help moderate healthcare costs.
Moreover, as Singapore promotes itself as a regional medical hub and a hub for world-class biomedical research, we will need many more doctors and clinician-scientists to support the expansion of such research activities in Singapore. With our emphasis on clinical excellence, Singapore is a place for good doctors to contribute their medical expertise.
28 March 2007

Source: Press Release 30 Mar 2007

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