The doctor must:
be in active clinical practice;
have a basic medical degree from an accredited medical university or medical school;
have passed the relevant national licensing examination in the country of conferment of basic degree, where applicable;
have evidence of at least 12 months housemanship/internship with a certificate of satisfactory completion of housemanship or equivalent;
have at least 5 years of post housemanship working experience as a doctor in the relevant field/specialty or possess a postgraduate medical qualification in the relevant field/specialty (e.g. a doctor who wishes to practise in the Dept of General Medicine should have at least 5 years of post-housemanship working experience in medicine departments in whichever country they are currently practising in); (the 5 years does not include housemanship year);
basic degree recognised by SMC (to refer on SMC's List of Registrable Basic Medical Qualifications).
fulfil the English Language requirements of Singapore Medical Council (SMC);
have been registered as a medical practitioner in the country where he is currently practising in;
have been certified to be of good standing by the Medical Council or the relevant national authority.
*International medical graduates are required to show evidence of proficiency in the English Language if their basic medical degree is obtained from a medical school where the medium of instruction is not English. Test results obtained from the International English Language Testing System (IELTS) or the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) or Occupational English Test (OET), within the minimum score accepted by SMC can be considered, subject to a 2-year validity period based on the date of the test.
IELTS - at least 7 for ALL components (Listening, Reading, Writing AND Speaking)
TOEFL - at least 250 marks for computer based test or 600 marks for paper-based test or 100 marks for internet-based test
OET - at least Grade B