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Old 28-07-2020, 09:03 AM
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We all learnt this in medical school. There is no NEVER. MCQs correct? Always and never are no no words.

So even if it is very rare.......this could happen and it WILL bite you in the butt. Always assume the worst in medicine and you will be the safest doctor on earth.

If a patient dies of anaphylaxis and you used the phrase "but it is very rare" it will still not protect you much.
Didn't you also learn that anaphylaxis is a type 1 hypersensitivity, whereas systemic contact dermatitis / metal allergies is type 4 (delayed) hypersensitivity? You don't get respiratory symptoms with the latter...

Practising defensive medicine may save your butt, but it will not make you a good physician and you will end up ordering a lot of unnecessary tests and create waste in the system.



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Didn't you also learn that anaphylaxis is a type 1 hypersensitivity, whereas systemic contact dermatitis / metal allergies is type 4 (delayed) hypersensitivity? You don't get respiratory symptoms with the latter...

Practising defensive medicine may save your butt, but it will not make you a good physician and you will end up ordering a lot of unnecessary tests and create waste in the system.
That's what they teach in medical school of course. And the administrators and politicians love to have cost savings.

But really there is no medal for saving cost.

And when it comes to a medicolegal case you are on your own.

Everything is fine until you face one.

Saving one's butt is important. If you don't believe me you can go ask Dr Lim Lian Arn.

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Forget cost. Forget saving one's butt. Forget defensive medicine.

The most important is patient's safety and well being. What's best for the patient.

And if anyone scrimps on cost that will not go well in court.



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Hi, just wondering what are good skills for doctors to pick up outside of medicine?
I am currently a mo, planning to be a gp in the long term. (Will be completing residency in around 1.5 years assuming I pass all exams)
I am thinking of attending courses on investment and forex trading. Also heard that computing and software coding is pretty essential nowadays. Just wondering if there are other skills that might be worth learning outside of medicine?

Just feel that even though we are doctors, we should also have a life outside of medicine to broaden our horizon.
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Hi, just wondering what are good skills for doctors to pick up outside of medicine?
I am currently a mo, planning to be a gp in the long term. (Will be completing residency in around 1.5 years assuming I pass all exams)
I am thinking of attending courses on investment and forex trading. Also heard that computing and software coding is pretty essential nowadays. Just wondering if there are other skills that might be worth learning outside of medicine?

Just feel that even though we are doctors, we should also have a life outside of medicine to broaden our horizon.
Good listening skills, empathy and willingness to keep up to date on latest clinical evidence.
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Good listening skills, empathy and willingness to keep up to date on latest clinical evidence.
That is still within clinical work. I think the op is interested in additional sources of income outside medicine altogether
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Hi, just wondering what are good skills for doctors to pick up outside of medicine?
I am currently a mo, planning to be a gp in the long term. (Will be completing residency in around 1.5 years assuming I pass all exams)
I am thinking of attending courses on investment and forex trading. Also heard that computing and software coding is pretty essential nowadays. Just wondering if there are other skills that might be worth learning outside of medicine?

Just feel that even though we are doctors, we should also have a life outside of medicine to broaden our horizon.
If you got rich parents, sure, go ahead invest in stocks
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Old 17-08-2020, 01:43 PM
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Hi, just wondering what are good skills for doctors to pick up outside of medicine?
I am currently a mo, planning to be a gp in the long term. (Will be completing residency in around 1.5 years assuming I pass all exams)
I am thinking of attending courses on investment and forex trading. Also heard that computing and software coding is pretty essential nowadays. Just wondering if there are other skills that might be worth learning outside of medicine?

Just feel that even though we are doctors, we should also have a life outside of medicine to broaden our horizon.
Some investing courses are good to equip you with skills to grow your wealth. Not sure about any other reskilling courses. Ultimately medicine is a niche field, our skills are not really transferrable to other industries..
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Old 24-08-2020, 01:27 AM
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How much does an average GP practising in aesthetic medicine make?

I know its a large range depending on how successful that individual is, but just trying to get a sense.

TIA.
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Lol @ another money driven doctor.
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