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Old 23-09-2020, 12:11 AM
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Hi seniors,

I'm a final year student at one of the local medical schools and just wanted to get some advice. I've fixed my heart on a specialty and cannot see myself doing anything else in the future. It's not one of those super competitive specs, intake rate approx 40%. But with the push towards fam med I'm worried I can't make it in even if I do a few years of MO in the spec.

May I ask what seniors generally look for when considering whether a junior is considered a good fit for a spec? How important are HOship posting evals if the spec I want to go into isn't part of my HO postings? How do I show my interest without coming across as bootlicking?

If I really don't manage to get into this spec locally I would seriously consider going overseas to do residency instead. Wonder if anyone knows if MOH would allow a grant for the bond to be suspended in this case.

Thanks!

You have to make the bosses like you. How you do it is up to you.

I suggest combination of working hard, performing well, make little mistakes, take up extra duties, write papers, present at meetings, and also be very nice to the bosses, if you want to bootlick it won't do you any harm if you are already a top performer.

The people they hate are those lazy useless buggers siam one corner don't work, give excuses but want to bootlick all the time.
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