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Old 19-09-2022, 02:31 PM
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Originally Posted by Unregistered View Post
Experience counts.
A resident who exit residency but dun pass is way better than someone who pass gdfm.
I teach and assess gdfmers okay. The expectation of gdfm is different. It's really nothing more than ensuring they at least know something and is safe. Giving them fp registration is the only way we can encourage the gp to take up gdfm and on paper elevate our primary care strength. The earlier gdfm was so easy, a MBBS would have pass. Only this year standard start to be raised as per original white paper...
Go and ask Ur gdfmer what changes are afoot.

A resident has to undergo clinical competency criteria before we advanced him year on year. This is based on mult faceted assessment by preceptors , in training exam, speciality rotation feedback etc. The is a high stakes exam, we don't allow everyone to pass. They dun pass thier but having pass ccc , their standard is actually very good liao.

It's u who is delusional who think gdfm fp are of good standard. With some experience maybe but of equal years no fight Pls la. Dun kid urself.
Ego brusied go one corner lick it. Dun come and embarrass urself
Thanks for your reply. I am actually a R4 preparing for the upcoming mmed in 1 month. Really think I will fail (ironically I actually completed gdfm as well during my residency years). Good to know that people still recognize our residency training (and the effort we put in) even if we don't finish mmed.

You are right, mmed is a very high stakes exam, not so much the difficulty, but I think it's the only registrar level exam that is only held once a year, and each trainee is only allowed 3 attempts (unlike mrcp which allows up to 7 attempts for each part). The opportunity cost for failing is high (essentially you stuck as mopex or RP for another year, while your peers who pass become fp and are placed on a different career tract).
Personally I think I will leave the public sector if I fail this time around (probably try as a private candidate next year). But good to know that at least someone recognizes our residency training.
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