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Do Duke-NUS graduates tend to have better chances of becoming specialists than YYLSOM?

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Do Duke-NUS graduates tend to have better chances of becoming specialists than YYLSOM?
Yes duke nus and singhealth have a special relationship.
It used to be that duke nus are guaranteed a singhealth residency.


But not sure whether that relationships hold today.
Advantages of duke nus:
-older more mature
-more research oriented, better portfolio

Disadvantages
- older so not as willing to work a good 80-85 hours workweek
- lousier A level grades at age 18-19 but largely negated by their undergrad grades
- lousier clinical skills at the start due to the fact it is a 4 years course and u take 1 year off for research.

i have seen mediocre yllsom grads, and mediocre duke nus grads, and mediocre foreign grads
i feel that school matters less than individuals



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I am currently completing my 5th year of residency in America and looking to relocate to Singapore for family reasons after. Would appreciate some advice from more experienced folks.

Table 2 - Criteria for direct entry into private practice
"Foreign-trained (except European-trained) specialists can practise under supervision of an appropriate specialist in a private specialist practice IF they have 5 years* or more of related specialist clinical experience after obtaining an exit specialty qualification recognised by the Specialists Accreditation Board (SAB)."

Assuming I am interpreting this correctly, I would not qualify for entry into private practice right?

In which case, I would have to practice under supervision for 2 years before I can obtain my full registration. During these two years, am I being paid as a resident or a consultant salary?

Thanks in advance.
Any input on this? Thanks.

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Any input on this? Thanks.
Because you are rather junior (have not accumulated 5 years experience of attending physician), will still require supervision.

Realistically speaking you have to join a govt hospital and work for about 5 years before getting full registration. Then u can leave for private practice.

U will join as an AC (associate consultant) first on your 1st year before being promoted to consultant.
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Because you are rather junior (have not accumulated 5 years experience of attending physician), will still require supervision.

Realistically speaking you have to join a govt hospital and work for about 5 years before getting full registration. Then u can leave for private practice.

U will join as an AC (associate consultant) first on your 1st year before being promoted to consultant.
Thanks for your response. What does working under supervision entail? Another 2 years of resident life and having to get my charts signed off by an attending?
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assoc cons get ~15k/mth basic
What is the pay of a average gp/family physician in public (ops) and private sector? (Eg rmg, healthway etc)

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Thanks for your response. What does working under supervision entail? Another 2 years of resident life and having to get my charts signed off by an attending?
Ac supervision just means another con to speak to you occasionally.
Like meet him once per 3 months for chitchat.
Elsewise daily work you are on your own.
You are supposed to function as an independent consultant

And lord over the residents
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What is the pay of a average gp/family physician in public (ops) and private sector? (Eg rmg, healthway etc)

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Times are hard in these covid era

Pre covid is you work 48hours per week (not including breaks), about 16-18k.
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Times are hard in these covid era

Pre covid is you work 48hours per week (not including breaks), about 16-18k.
How has covid affected those working in primary care? I heard some locums and even those in private practice are swabbing to supplement their income
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How has covid affected those working in primary care? I heard some locums and even those in private practice are swabbing to supplement their income
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Life is hard now for all professions
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