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Old 19-05-2021, 07:30 PM
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Not easy to get rp job la. Every year got 180 gdfm graduates , so lots of gdfm for picking. Why do bosses even want to hire rp? The rps are all foreigners recruited long ago when poly wasnt a preferred place.
Now they becoming a dead weight to the system. Hope they all get sacked.

Go private? Private gp life no good. So many private gp want to come back to ops and went to do m.med.
3 years ago program b m.med is no one want to do. This year they have to conduct situation test , mcq to differentiate candidates. It's now a 2 year course.
Solo private gp hard to make a living with TPA and covid. Everything u settle including cme , insurance , manpower issues. No MC, no annual leave. Earning pressured by TPA. Landlord increase rent u suck thumb. All this ok if u earn 5 times Ur polyclinic doctor pay, but currently they probably have to work v hard to earn double a m.med fp annual pay. When u divide by per hour, private gp might not earn much more.
And in reality , at the level of salary difference between 10k and 15k, life style not much different.
U can't buy Ur bungalow, u still probably stay in a HDB and drive a Japanese car.

What if you just join a chain group gp(e.g raffles, healthway, northeast medical grp etc)
You will just be an employee right, no need deal with rental tpa all these stuff?
And you can locum in your off day to supplement your income (something that Drs in ops can't do)

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Old 19-05-2021, 07:59 PM
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What if you just join a chain group gp(e.g raffles, healthway, northeast medical grp etc)
You will just be an employee right, no need deal with rental tpa all these stuff?
And you can locum in your off day to supplement your income (something that Drs in ops can't do)
U will be asked to anchor, and be responsible for that clinic profit

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Old 19-05-2021, 10:46 PM
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What if you just join a chain group gp(e.g raffles, healthway, northeast medical grp etc)
You will just be an employee right, no need deal with rental tpa all these stuff?
And you can locum in your off day to supplement your income (something that Drs in ops can't do)
Chain hire u also have no locum contract clause.

Besides, u work all day , Saturday morning and probably 2 evening a week and u still want to locum? U pro.
If anything ,u work ops, u got more time ( but no necessary energy) to locum.
TPA and rent increase is real. They eat into profits and your salary eventually.

Go out if u dun want or can't study and pass exams. But be prepared to be squeezed. There is a price to pay for just being a mbbs and that is a sacrifice of your time. At one point aesthetic was good ..but everyone starts to come in too.
At ops, patient keep coming but sometimes got spare pockets of time chill a bit quite nice. In gp land , no patient come u feel stress from no income.
If I were to setup my clinic, I rather find a ulu spot, pay low rent , dun take TPA and see a good 20 to 30 cases a day and manage them properly. But then again , I'm properly trained and not Ur mbbs only.

Best is become specialist la. Do some knowledge based speciality like haematology , infectious disease or endocrine where it's more consultative in nature. Dun do gen med , cardio , gen surgery where u bear the grunt. Last time community hospital not too bad but heard getting worse also.



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Old 20-05-2021, 01:20 AM
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What is TPA?
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Old 20-05-2021, 11:16 PM
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Yeah but not easy to find doctor also. The doctors on dating apps so far quite unfriendly
the med girls i met also not very chio irl. pics look ok but probably from a few years back before grad lol. work a few years as MO, looks all down the drain alr. a lot of sheltered uptight christian princess types, don't seem to have much by the way of conversation. the worse are the ones who want to act atas lol.
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the med girls i met also not very chio irl. pics look ok but probably from a few years back before grad lol. work a few years as MO, looks all down the drain alr. a lot of sheltered uptight christian princess types, don't seem to have much by the way of conversation. the worse are the ones who want to act atas lol.
Sigh itís very difficult. Law girls can be difficult too. 24-25 I would have dated them and perhaps if they stayed on would have been married. But now at 30 I have a lot of difficulty. As they say, if they were more humble, accepting, not so choosy when younger, it would have been easier to get married
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Sigh itís very difficult. Law girls can be difficult too. 24-25 I would have dated them and perhaps if they stayed on would have been married. But now at 30 I have a lot of difficulty. As they say, if they were more humble, accepting, not so choosy when younger, it would have been easier to get married
I don't think anyone's goal should be to "get married". If can't find a suitable partner, it's probably in women's better interest to stay single (unless they die die want to have children).
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I don't think anyone's goal should be to "get married". If can't find a suitable partner, it's probably in women's better interest to stay single (unless they die die want to have children).
What if yolo but by the time 50 years old regret?
Donít think can turn back the clock
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What if yolo but by the time 50 years old regret?
Donít think can turn back the clock
With 50% of marriages ending in divorce, it is going to be a toss up anyway.
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how competitive is it to get a psych residency in sg?
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