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Old 25-06-2011, 08:23 PM
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Hi all! i need some help here. I wanna know how to be a qualified doctor. I know it will be a difficult task as I have lousy GPA during my poly days and unrelated diploma. I cant go to NUS to study medicine.

I thought of going to Australia university to study medicine but that will cost a hefty sum. Is there any other way out?

Thanks!

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I suggest you fix first those 'lousy GPA's' if you really want to be in the field.

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Hi all! i need some help here. I wanna know how to be a qualified doctor. I know it will be a difficult task as I have lousy GPA during my poly days and unrelated diploma. I cant go to NUS to study medicine.

I thought of going to Australia university to study medicine but that will cost a hefty sum. Is there any other way out?

Thanks!
I suggest you attend the Seminar/open house organised by IDP. [http://www.singapore.idp.com/]

There are many case of medical students who had completed poly diploma, or 1st degree in Life science related courses, who then went on to work for a few years before they prepare and then take the "medical entrance" paper (I cannot remember the name). Working in the same manner as GMAT/GRE, there is a score which you can use to apply to medical school.

My close friend who recently did a total switch from field X to become a medical student in AU, told me the background of his batch are generally priviledged ones.

If to have a Dr in front of your name is what you are after, consider doing a PhD or something. Pay wise for an average Medical doctor is not exactly fantastic (unless in the days of yore), relative to the long work hours, constant need to earn Professional Units credits and medical insurance, and looming legal suits.

The career path for a locum (part-timer) is patchy. To open your own clinic (the ultimate aim), it's tougher than before. Inventory checking, more audits, manpower, rental, etc.

Be careful what you wish for. [Talk to someone who had been there and done that. Similar background as yours. Where are they now and what's their critical success factor?]

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Hi all! i need some help here. I wanna know how to be a qualified doctor. I know it will be a difficult task as I have lousy GPA during my poly days and unrelated diploma. I cant go to NUS to study medicine.

I thought of going to Australia university to study medicine but that will cost a hefty sum. Is there any other way out?

Thanks!
Why did you not study harder ?
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Hi all! i need some help here. I wanna know how to be a qualified doctor. I know it will be a difficult task as I have lousy GPA during my poly days and unrelated diploma. I cant go to NUS to study medicine.

I thought of going to Australia university to study medicine but that will cost a hefty sum. Is there any other way out?

Thanks!
It depends how lousy you mean. If you are mostly B with many As kind of lousy then there is still some hope. If not, your only chance is to enrol in university, get a fantastic GPA there and apply for graduate school. If scores still lousy, then try chinese medicine.

There are many ways to becoming a doctor but they all require money. If finance is a problem for you, then either you go local or you go to malaysia. The twinning programs in KL IMU and penang medical colleges are with recognised med sch and recognised in singapore. Quite a few ppl with lower grades go that path. The first three years are paid in RM so you save quite a bit.

If you want to study medicine, there are no cheap medical schools unfortunately. Unless you have Aust PR, then it cost only 4-6k a year but you will need to have all As.

Another way is go india or russia. They are much cheaper and grade requirements are lower. But because they are not singapore recognised, you will have to stay there and get a specialty before you can come back. This road is LONG but who knows, you might like it there.

Another option is carribean medical schools, these provide a back door to US specialty training. Not that expensive either.

If your aim is for "DR" prestige, forget it. Patients treat doctors like waiters nowadays. No longer respected. No thank you or please. They order you around and question everything with the stuff they find online.

If you aim for money, then do finance/banking/accounting. The path to a specialist is very long and during the training years, trainee pay is below market rate compared to your peers in other jobs. If you have a family, it wont be enough. i know for a fact trainee pay is less than a secondary teacher pay. By the time you start earning decent pay, you will be around mid thirties to fourties. Not really worth it.


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Hi all! i need some help here. I wanna know how to be a qualified doctor. I know it will be a difficult task as I have lousy GPA during my poly days and unrelated diploma. I cant go to NUS to study medicine.

I thought of going to Australia university to study medicine but that will cost a hefty sum. Is there any other way out?

Thanks!
Apparently, you lack the caliber to qualify as one. So dun risk our lives to satisfy your masturbation. Do something else.
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If you father is rich, and he has got money to burn for you to fulfill your dreams.. Then no issue at all, you can always fly to anywhere in the world.. there will likely be some fishy university that will take you and simply take you into their medical degree program as long as you can pay them the big bucks... But not too sure if these degrees will allow you to practice in Singapore though ..
However, if you father cannot make it.. And you are dumb... You better wake up from your naive daydreaming and whatever job to make ends meet.... If you don't have the money nor the brains... Please wake up.!!!


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Hi all! i need some help here. I wanna know how to be a qualified doctor. I know it will be a difficult task as I have lousy GPA during my poly days and unrelated diploma. I cant go to NUS to study medicine.

I thought of going to Australia university to study medicine but that will cost a hefty sum. Is there any other way out?

Thanks!
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from the above comments, i can conclude something- singaporeans have poor communication skills.

**** those people who ask you to forget about your dreams. you only live once, so do whatever you want.
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if you die die want to be a doctor. I have a way. Since overseas is not financially feasible for you, you may want to study harder and get enrolled into a local uni. From there complete your degree with flying colours and apply for duke NUS. Most students there are under some kind of scholarship or subsidy. That being said, i hope you have the passion and really understand that doctors are dealing with patients' health or even lives. You do need the knowledge (assessed by your grades) to have the right diagnosis all the time.


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Passion is but one part of the equation. Aptitude is another.

Both are necessary to achieve what you want.

I had wanted to be the President.
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