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Old 17-06-2023, 03:09 PM
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Originally Posted by Unregistered View Post
Median performer who passes MBBS......

People who get into medicine and complete MBBS are not your usual "median performers" in life in the first place. They have to be top tier.

Therein lies the problem. Expectations.

Sure there is no guarantee to being a top performer in other fields. But there is always that nagging thought "what could be....."

The people who talk about "median performer who passes MBBS.." are the median performers in every other faculty. Not the top.

Medicine also doesn't pay for results. It pays for volume of work done, number of patients seen. Which is why there is no real good "performance based bonus" program. In the public sector they count KPI in the admin stuff, research done, Work improvement projects etc, which isn't really anything direct to the treatment and results for patients.

The establishment doesnt like to openly tell doctors this. But they dont reward you for getting patients results. You do the usual. Do no harm. And service as many as you can. That's what pays. Or you play the admin game. Pass exams. Collect titles to get promoted with higher SALARIES.

Sooner young drs figure this out the better.

Problem is that people who do medicine tend to be surrounded by elites anyway. Hence their comparison is always going to be with these people. For example, my jc class has 21 students, 10 entered medicine (either sg or overseas), the remaining are either Astar/psc scholars or went to ivy league unis or ox-bridge. In actual fact zero went to nus to study anything else other than medicine. (Interestingly no one did law, but I was from a bio/chem/math/econ class lah)

Hence we will always compare with these people and not the normal blue collar workers in the other industries. All of a sudden 200k/year don't sound a lot .

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