The National PGY1 Training and Assessment Framework

The National PGY1 Training and Assessment Framework

For new doctors, post graduate Year 1 (PGY1) is a vital transition year between undergraduate medical education and full medical registration. It prepares the medical graduate for future independent practice in an unsupervised ambulatory setting.  During this period, PGY1 doctors (PGY1s) are provisionally registered to gain the necessary clinical experience and skills in one or more approved hospitals and assume increasing responsibility for patient care under supervision. Successful completion of PGY1 makes one eligible for Full Registration with the Singapore Medical Council.

To ensure that every Postgraduate Year 1 (PGY1) receives standardised training and assessment to become safe and competent doctors, MOH established the National Assessment Committee for Postgraduate Year 1 (NAC-PGY1) The Committee has developed the National PGY1 Training and Assessment Framework. The framework reinforces the primary objective of the PGY1 year as a training year. The framework describes the attributes, attitudes and skills that doctors are expected to demonstrate at the end of their PGY1 year. The framework is not a departure from the traditional PGY1 competencies but introduces measures to strengthen training and incorporates regular structured and standardised clinical assessment to evaluate PGY1s’ achievement of PAs and competencies through the use of various standardised tools. 

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