Frequently Asked Questions
Do I require a science background or healthcare experience to join the healthcare industry?
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!
Which departments can I rotate into?
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!
What can I expect after graduating from the HMAP?
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. 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.
Can I choose which NHG institution to join?
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.