How is life as a doctor in Singapore? - Page 156 - Salary.sg Forums
Salary.sg Forums  

Go Back   Salary.sg Forums > The Salary.sg Discussion Forums: > Income and Jobs

Income and Jobs Discuss jobs, career options and of course salaries




How is life as a doctor in Singapore?

Reply
 
Thread Tools
  #1551 (permalink)  
Old 16-12-2020, 02:26 PM
Unregistered
Guest
 
Posts: n/a
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Unregistered View Post
I am physician who graduated from an overseas university. I have no plans on returning to SG other than for vacation, but kept my SG passport.

Given that I finished NS as an LTA, I believe I can be called back anytime before the age of 50? If I get called back for NS reservist, do I have to undergo the full MOCC?

Can I avoid disclosing my physician status? Any benefits for disclosing?

Thanks in advance!
If you have PR in another country just let them know.

They wont call you back.

Reply With Quote
  #1552 (permalink)  
Old 17-12-2020, 07:40 AM
Unregistered
Guest
 
Posts: n/a
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Unregistered View Post
I am physician who graduated from an overseas university. I have no plans on returning to SG other than for vacation, but kept my SG passport.

Given that I finished NS as an LTA, I believe I can be called back anytime before the age of 50? If I get called back for NS reservist, do I have to undergo the full MOCC?

Can I avoid disclosing my physician status? Any benefits for disclosing?

Thanks in advance!
Can and will are 2 different thing.
They not gonna bother u when u overseas la.
Also..occifer anyway, convert to mo better la.
The modified mocc just attend lecture for few weeks nia, no Chong sua, after that get one more chocolate bar, become kah, tax rebate also more. Sai Kang during reservist also lesser. What's not to like.
Besides, there's no lack of mo , I don't think u will be call back anyway.
Plus if u never fully registered in sg, u can't qualified for mo.

Reply With Quote
  #1553 (permalink)  
Old 17-12-2020, 07:44 AM
Unregistered
Guest
 
Posts: n/a
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Unregistered View Post
It is a ******** thing from SAF.

They openly tell the NSF MOs that they cannot locum and moonlight.

But they close one eye.

But if they not happy about something or something happened while the MO was away locuming and not at the camp then they will charge the MO.

Double standards.

You will hear them saying "everyone" is doing it.

But yet officially No one is allowed to locum.
How is this a double standard?
They already tell u cannot locum. That's the standard. Anything wrong of course charge u.
They close one eye let u earn a bit of money dun overstep your boundaries like AWOL from camp or sleep during hours la.
You do your job nicely where got pple got Kar cheo u?

Fking moroon. So many generation locum no problem, only from 2010s onwards start show pattern.

Reply With Quote
  #1554 (permalink)  
Old 17-12-2020, 10:56 AM
Unregistered
Guest
 
Posts: n/a
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Unregistered View Post
How is this a double standard?
They already tell u cannot locum. That's the standard. Anything wrong of course charge u.
They close one eye let u earn a bit of money dun overstep your boundaries like AWOL from camp or sleep during hours la.
You do your job nicely where got pple got Kar cheo u?

Fking moroon. So many generation locum no problem, only from 2010s onwards start show pattern.
That is double standard. You ****ing idiot. You dunno what the meaning of double standard is?

****ed up.
Reply With Quote
  #1555 (permalink)  
Old 17-12-2020, 12:21 PM
Unregistered
Guest
 
Posts: n/a
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Unregistered View Post
How is this a double standard?
They already tell u cannot locum. That's the standard. Anything wrong of course charge u.
Agree. This is the law as it stands, break it and risk your medical registration at your own peril.

If a doctor can't even follow basic rules and have basic honesty and integrity, should he even be allowed to practice medicine?
Reply With Quote
  #1556 (permalink)  
Old 17-12-2020, 01:09 PM
Unregistered
Guest
 
Posts: n/a
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Unregistered View Post
Agree. This is the law as it stands, break it and risk your medical registration at your own peril.

If a doctor can't even follow basic rules and have basic honesty and integrity, should he even be allowed to practice medicine?
The law doeant allow NSF to moonlight. So why are doctors allowed to. Close one eye

This is shocking. I will write to SMC to complain. Search up all the male drs who are of the age to be SAFMOs. Report them to SAF andSMC if you meet them at GP clinic.
All COs should demand that MOs submit their IRAS returns. If is more than NSFMO salary then you know they moonlight. Charge them. If they dont declare then is tax evasion.
Reply With Quote

  #1557 (permalink)  
Old 17-12-2020, 03:13 PM
Unregistered
Guest
 
Posts: n/a
Default How hard is it to get into residency?

I知 studying in a local medical school now, I知 wondering which residencies are the most difficult to get into? I知 interested in paeds, family medicine, IM and o&g
Reply With Quote
  #1558 (permalink)  
Old 18-12-2020, 03:57 AM
Unregistered
Guest
 
Posts: n/a
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Unregistered View Post
I知 studying in a local medical school now, I知 wondering which residencies are the most difficult to get into? I知 interested in paeds, family medicine, IM and o&g
didnt they teach you in med sch?
the rules of "o" and "p"

"o" for owning!!!
obstetrics
ophthalmology
orthopedics
otolaryngology

any specs that start with o, are very competitive.
everybody wants. so harder to get in

"p" for pwned

psychiatry
public health
pathology
pediatrics

nobody wants so conversely lousier grades are needed to get in.
Reply With Quote
  #1559 (permalink)  
Old 18-12-2020, 07:13 AM
Unregistered
Guest
 
Posts: n/a
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Unregistered View Post
The law doeant allow NSF to moonlight. So why are doctors allowed to. Close one eye

This is shocking. I will write to SMC to complain. Search up all the male drs who are of the age to be SAFMOs. Report them to SAF andSMC if you meet them at GP clinic.
All COs should demand that MOs submit their IRAS returns. If is more than NSFMO salary then you know they moonlight. Charge them. If they dont declare then is tax evasion.
Exactly, as a doctor I feel we should hold the medical profession to the highest standards possible to maintain the trust of the public.

Slack enforcement of SMC rules and regulations is the reason why cases like senior ex-SGH psychiatrist Chan Herng Nieng and his patient have occured, because junior doctors have already been getting away with breaches of the law since NSF days, further emboldening them to commit future offences. SMC should wake up its idea and start holding these errant doctors accountable.

For the poster who thinks enforcement of a law is double standards, I strongly urge you to reconsider your choice of profession.
Reply With Quote
  #1560 (permalink)  
Old 18-12-2020, 07:43 AM
Unregistered
Guest
 
Posts: n/a
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Unregistered View Post
Exactly, as a doctor I feel we should hold the medical profession to the highest standards possible to maintain the trust of the public.

Slack enforcement of SMC rules and regulations is the reason why cases like senior ex-SGH psychiatrist Chan Herng Nieng and his patient have occured, because junior doctors have already been getting away with breaches of the law since NSF days, further emboldening them to commit future offences. SMC should wake up its idea and start holding these errant doctors accountable.

For the poster who thinks enforcement of a law is double standards, I strongly urge you to reconsider your choice of profession.
Personally the trust/relationship between doctors and patients is long gone.
Patients no longer respect doctors as they used to do (mainly because they are more educated now and think they know better than the doctor). Doctors also don't really trust patients nowadays in view of the recent medical legal cases. My consultant nowadays tell me, before you do /document/promise anything, always think of how the patient can sue you in the future..
Reply With Quote
Reply

Bookmarks

« Previous Thread | Next Thread »
Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
What work-life balance? Salary.sg Income and Jobs 3 04-08-2022 11:49 PM
What happened to Life Sciences? Salary.sg Education and Personal Growth 50 22-05-2013 12:58 PM

» 30 Recent Threads
Q: Big4 - Yearly salary increment ( 1 2 3... Last Page)
16,078 Replies, 5,111,476 Views
Work culture in CPF board ( 1 2 3... Last Page)
35 Replies, 78,079 Views
How is life as a doctor in... ( 1 2 3... Last Page)
7,352 Replies, 3,466,144 Views
DSTA (under Mindef) ( 1 2 3... Last Page)
1,505 Replies, 1,403,703 Views
GovTech ( 1 2 3... Last Page)
5,825 Replies, 2,307,197 Views
Career as Teacher ( 1 2 3... Last Page)
11,208 Replies, 6,850,476 Views
LTA (Land Transport Authority) ( 1 2 3... Last Page)
745 Replies, 415,781 Views
Roles in accenture singapore ( 1 2 3... Last Page)
7,684 Replies, 2,393,477 Views
Factual Local Bank Salaries - DBS... ( 1 2 3... Last Page)
1,825 Replies, 1,448,620 Views
Lawyer Salary ( 1 2 3... Last Page)
21,159 Replies, 10,474,974 Views
Ex-MOE Teachers ( 1 2 3... Last Page)
419 Replies, 502,416 Views
Civil Svc/ Statboard - Typical... ( 1 2 3... Last Page)
6,161 Replies, 3,806,837 Views
NCS (SingTel subsidiary) ( 1 2 3... Last Page)
1,350 Replies, 1,167,561 Views
MAS for Mid Career Professionals ( 1 2 3... Last Page)
2,037 Replies, 1,088,911 Views
MINDEF DXO (All FAQ on it) ( 1 2 3... Last Page)
5,902 Replies, 4,731,716 Views
IMDA (under MCI) ( 1 2 3... Last Page)
1,284 Replies, 639,545 Views
Compare civil service salary ( 1 2 3... Last Page)
16,441 Replies, 12,604,804 Views
Julius Baer Graduate Program 2023 ( 1 2 3... Last Page)
31 Replies, 16,968 Views
DBS tech seed programme ( 1 2 3... Last Page)
3,768 Replies, 1,519,305 Views
ST Electronics ( 1 2 3... Last Page)
3,811 Replies, 1,580,074 Views
UOB Management Associate Program ( 1 2 3... Last Page)
1,489 Replies, 806,951 Views
Maritime and Port Authority of... ( 1 2 3)
20 Replies, 20,227 Views
HTX (Home Team Science and... ( 1 2 3... Last Page)
825 Replies, 390,247 Views
NUS (National University of... ( 1 2 3... Last Page)
323 Replies, 328,315 Views
DBS ACE Programme ( 1 2 3... Last Page)
163 Replies, 83,272 Views
Shopee fresh grad pay ( 1 2 3... Last Page)
1,057 Replies, 452,511 Views
ITE (lecturer) ( 1 2 3... Last Page)
279 Replies, 393,601 Views
Any Ministry or Statboard still... ( 1 2)
12 Replies, 12,685 Views
Work culture in IHiS ( 1 2 3... Last Page)
722 Replies, 555,141 Views
Private Banking Salaries ( 1 2 3... Last Page)
83 Replies, 139,269 Views
Powered by vBadvanced CMPS v3.2.2



All times are GMT +8. The time now is 03:02 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.5
Copyright ©2000 - 2024, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Content Relevant URLs by vBSEO 3.3.2