The Healthcare Management Associate Programme (HMAP) is a 2-year programme aimed at grooming graduates with outstanding leadership qualities for a challenging and fulfilling career aheadin the National Healthcare Group.
Applications for 2022 intake are now closed. Interested applicants, please apply to us in the next intake cycle. Meanwhile, please follow us on social media and stay tuned for more updates!
The 1-month orientation is designed to expose our MAs to Singapore’s public healthcare landscape and prepare our MAs to take on various functions and leadership roles within NHG. MAs will take part in an array of exclusive activities, including cross-institutional sharing sessions, learning and networking opportunities with NHG leaders and senior MAs.
Our MAs will be exposed to a wide spectrum of healthcare operations through three different rotations, each spanning a period of 7 to 8 months. This gives them a holistic understanding of the various functions within this industry and the opportunities to hone transferable skill sets, enabling them to build a meaningful career in healthcare. The functional groups include but are not limited to the following:
Patient Operations MAs can expect themselves to be involved in projects directly impacting our patients’ experiences. These include departments such as Clinic Operations, Allied Health Services and Pharmacy.
Support Operations & Services MAs will have the opportunity to support the complex backend operations of the healthcare systems. These include departments like Emergency Planning, Resource Management and Facilities Development Office.
Corporate and Strategic Planning MAs will be exposed to healthcare administration and planning from a macro perspective, driving change at the system level. These include departments like Population Health, Organisational Development, Planning and Development.
After 2 years, MAs will graduate from the programme and take on full-time positions in the respective institutions to further specialise their skill sets and build their healthcare careers. In addition, MAs will have the opportunity to continue their leadership development journey through various opportunities in their respective NHG institutions.
Monthly MA club sessions are held for MAs to learn from invited speakers on a diverse range of topics, as well as to engage in cross-institutional learning about each other's job rotations.
MAs will be given opportunities to engage Senior Management, learn from their experiences and connect with them in an informal setting, such as through coffee chats.
Coaching and Mentorship: Each MA will be assigned a coach or a mentor to guide them throughout the duration of the programme. Coaches and mentors provide an alternative perspective for MAs to nurture them in their professional development journey.
Workshops: MAs are provided with learning resources in the form of developmental workshops to strengthen their business and technical skill sets such as project management skills.
In addition to individual departmental work, MAs will embark on a series of intra- and cross-institutional projects where they will be challenged to learn beyond their departmental work and become better leaders.
We are looking for individuals who are humble and have an insatiable hunger to learn. If you are analytical, with a creative penchant for problem solving and possess excellent communication skills, join us to make a difference to the public healthcare industry today!
Applications for 2022 intake are now closed. Interested applicants, please apply to us in the next intake cycle.
Q: Do I require a science background or healthcare experience to join the healthcare industry? A: All graduates from any discipline are welcome to apply to HMAP. Our MAs come from a diverse range of educational backgrounds encompassing the Social Sciences, Business, Engineering, and many others. Check out the section “Hear From Our MAs” to find out more!
Q: Which departments can I rotate into? A: MAs will be able to rotate both within and across institutions. Rotations depend on several factors, and there are 2 main considerations to ensure our MAs are developed holistically while meeting the needs of the institution's operations:
1. MA’s strengths, area of development and career goals
2. Department’s manpower requirements
Check out the section “Programme Outline” for more details on the various departments!
Q: What can I expect after graduating from the HMAP? A: After 2 years, MAs will graduate from the programme and take on full-time positions in the respective institutions to further specialise their skill sets and build their healthcare careers. In addition, MAs will have the opportunity to continue their leadership development journey through the various opportunities across NHG institutions. Within each institution, staff are supported by a People Development team that works with the various departments to continue developing their potential. Across NHG institutions, there are also scholarships and sponsorships available for further studies.
Q: Can I choose which NHG institution to join? A: Yes, you will be asked to indicate 3 institutions that you are most keen to join at application. Please consider your choice of institution carefully as it determines your future home institution. The final decision is subject to further internal assessment of the candidate by the respective institutions, taking into account the candidate’s choice as well.
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