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Old 30-05-2021, 10:42 AM
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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?)
Yes its a sign of weakness and being unable to cope. As a previous poster has mentioned, even though mohh will want you to declare it is best to keep it to yourself if you still want a career in medicine.

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How does everyone like their MOPEX posting??

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pretend money isn't an issue, would it be better to study medicine here or in UK? considering maybe....never come back?
IMGs not liked in singapore right...

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I'm intending to enroll into Duke-Nus, but upon some further research (talking to doctors in the medical industry in SG), it seems like Duke-Nus' reputation is quite bad? I've heard more than one doctor say that Duke-Nus produces low standard doctors and there are hardly good ones from there. I don't mean to bash anyone, and in fact I am very hopeful of entering the school and all it stands for. Won't change my mind about applying, but I'm just quite shocked that MDs from Duke-Nus are not very highly looked upon in the industry because we are deemed as the ones who couldn't make the cut for the undergraduate track. Any insights and hopefully good experiences? From medical professionals, etc.
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I'm intending to enroll into Duke-Nus, but upon some further research (talking to doctors in the medical industry in SG), it seems like Duke-Nus' reputation is quite bad? I've heard more than one doctor say that Duke-Nus produces low standard doctors and there are hardly good ones from there. I don't mean to bash anyone, and in fact I am very hopeful of entering the school and all it stands for. Won't change my mind about applying, but I'm just quite shocked that MDs from Duke-Nus are not very highly looked upon in the industry because we are deemed as the ones who couldn't make the cut for the undergraduate track. Any insights and hopefully good experiences? From medical professionals, etc.
That is shocking. DUKE NUS 's tuition fees are ridiculously high if you compare with other medical schools.
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I'm intending to enroll into Duke-Nus, but upon some further research (talking to doctors in the medical industry in SG), it seems like Duke-Nus' reputation is quite bad? I've heard more than one doctor say that Duke-Nus produces low standard doctors and there are hardly good ones from there. I don't mean to bash anyone, and in fact I am very hopeful of entering the school and all it stands for. Won't change my mind about applying, but I'm just quite shocked that MDs from Duke-Nus are not very highly looked upon in the industry because we are deemed as the ones who couldn't make the cut for the undergraduate track. Any insights and hopefully good experiences? From medical professionals, etc.
Anecdotally duke nus has a worse rep than IMG. But like everything there are good and bad apples in every lot, it probably depends more on the individual than anything.
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That is shocking. DUKE NUS 's tuition fees are ridiculously high if you compare with other medical schools.
this is true. duke-nus people are called dukies. tbh the people looking down on them are probably those doctors who think getting into yllsom after a levels is the pinnacle of life's achievement and carry this elitist attitude even after many years. these elitists are quite sad honestly
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this is true. duke-nus people are called dukies. tbh the people looking down on them are probably those doctors who think getting into yllsom after a levels is the pinnacle of life's achievement and carry this elitist attitude even after many years. these elitists are quite sad honestly
I think it is true though. Dukies tend to perform weaker clinically from personal observation possibly due to the course structure or them being older when they begin their career as junior doctors.
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There is no shortcut in medicine la.
The undergrad program is 5 years long and Duke use to have 1 whole year of research in effect making it only 3 years. 1 year of basic sci, go research 1 year, come back do 1.5 year of clinical before doing some capstone project and sitting for exams Liao.
At graduation a dukie can't match a undergrad.
After 2 to 3 years post grad the difference is gone.

Tenacity is the difference in the long run be it undergrad or post grad.

Been there. Done that.
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There is no shortcut in medicine la.
The undergrad program is 5 years long and Duke use to have 1 whole year of research in effect making it only 3 years. 1 year of basic sci, go research 1 year, come back do 1.5 year of clinical before doing some capstone project and sitting for exams Liao.
At graduation a dukie can't match a undergrad.
After 2 to 3 years post grad the difference is gone.

Tenacity is the difference in the long run be it undergrad or post grad.

Been there. Done that.
You can see why the dukies are not well received when they do their housemanship/internship. Likely need more hand holding and guidance when they start their first postings. Which means more work for the other senior staff.
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