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Old 29-05-2021, 05:47 AM
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Yeah but normal depression and clinical depression also diff thing.
The thing is law so many of us are depressed. But still function
Same for medicine. Maybe it is just dysthymia. High functioning people can still work and do ok even if depressed.

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Old 29-05-2021, 05:51 AM
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Guys, just very curious coz I see doctors very often (10-15 visits a year).

I understand that GPs and doctors in some unpopular specialities (like endocrinology or respiratory med) don't make a lot.

But my observation is that, once you are in a decently popular specialty, you can easily make over 1m a year at 40, no?

Let's say ENT/derm/cardiology, even if you don't do procedures very often, the consultation plus med is easily 200 SGD for every 15-20min. It is not uncommon to have doctors seeing 20+ patients a day. This is already 100k SGD, salary for an admin and nurse plus rent aren't that expensive, plus some doctors share with another when they start their practice. If you have do a few procedures every week, the number should easily double I guess?

Even for the less sexy specialty such as psychiatry or neurology, it is not that difficult to have 20 patients a day, just you need to stay in public hospital longer. Instead of leaving once you are a fellow, you better stay till you are senior consultant or at least having some titles like clinical assistant professor etc.


Is my logic wrong? I have seen quite many different specialists and everytime I am not the only patient even it is on a weekday.
Yes indeed. Which is why I advised that specialist earn about $2m a year. And most retire before age 50. But people call me troll. Sianz.

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Old 29-05-2021, 06:24 AM
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Yes indeed. Which is why I advised that specialist earn about $2m a year. And most retire before age 50. But people call me troll. Sianz.
Obviously u guys are not in the medical sector. Come on man. 2m lol ... even 300k u can be very very blessed and happy already. Fat dream la 2m. Unless u go private and set up ur own chain of clinics.

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Old 29-05-2021, 09:11 AM
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Guys, just very curious coz I see doctors very often (10-15 visits a year).

I understand that GPs and doctors in some unpopular specialities (like endocrinology or respiratory med) don't make a lot.

But my observation is that, once you are in a decently popular specialty, you can easily make over 1m a year at 40, no?

Let's say ENT/derm/cardiology, even if you don't do procedures very often, the consultation plus med is easily 200 SGD for every 15-20min. It is not uncommon to have doctors seeing 20+ patients a day. This is already 100k SGD, salary for an admin and nurse plus rent aren't that expensive, plus some doctors share with another when they start their practice. If you have do a few procedures every week, the number should easily double I guess?

Even for the less sexy specialty such as psychiatry or neurology, it is not that difficult to have 20 patients a day, just you need to stay in public hospital longer. Instead of leaving once you are a fellow, you better stay till you are senior consultant or at least having some titles like clinical assistant professor etc.


Is my logic wrong? I have seen quite many different specialists and everytime I am not the only patient even it is on a weekday.
Ya man. You are totally correct.
You setup a private clinic at novenna center as a cardiologist u gonna have pple queueing outside your door all waiting to pay u 200 to 400 to see you. Easily see 50 patients a day. That's 20k earnings a day Liao

I wonder why all the idiotic specialist still stay in hospital. Oh wait it's cos they took an oath to save human lives!

Come on la. Use some brains ok.
If you are dumb it's better to keep quiet than to talk and erase all doubts.
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Old 29-05-2021, 10:06 AM
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I know. For grad med at duke, do you need a level biology.
Like if from law and artsy b/g, can do or cannot?
Can, their graduates have law and FASS bg. Dunnid A level bio. Actually undergrad med also dunnid A level bio
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Can, their graduates have law and FASS bg. Dunnid A level bio. Actually undergrad med also dunnid A level bio
Thanks. How do you prepare for MCAT?
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Thanks. How do you prepare for MCAT?
check out khan academy free mcat resource.
get books cheap 2nd hand from carousell, just stick to 1 like kaplan good enough. if you want brand new then go to kinokuniya
Oh duke nus library loans the MCAT books for free, can go hang there, maybe meet some students can chat with them too
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check out khan academy free mcat resource.
get books cheap 2nd hand from carousell, just stick to 1 like kaplan good enough. if you want brand new then go to kinokuniya
Oh duke nus library loans the MCAT books for free, can go hang there, maybe meet some students can chat with them too
Thank you very much!
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What is the salary after fam med residency and how many get to move on to do fellowship?
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If you seek treatment for burnout/depression as a HO, does that mean that your career is pretty much over? (I.e no residency will ever accept you?)
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