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Old 19-06-2021, 01:49 PM
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yea study in australia work in sg...no bond? less stress? but probably hard to come back right?
Why would it be hard to come back? If you are a Singapore-born citizen its your right to have a job when you come back home. You are not any Tom, Dick or harry who hold a generic diploma or SIM degree competing in some low level admin job market, you're a highly sought-after sinkie medical professional who also is culturally appropriate for Singapore's patient population needs.

Else serve NS for what? For professional jobs to go to foreigners? FT docs are only meant to temporarily staff manpower shortages and otherwise be low level RPs/clinical associates doing saikang in the public system. Please think before you ask silly questions.

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Why would it be hard to come back? If you are a Singapore-born citizen its your right to have a job when you come back home. You are not any Tom, Dick or harry who hold a generic diploma or SIM degree competing in some low level admin job market, you're a highly sought-after sinkie medical professional who also is culturally appropriate for Singapore's patient population needs.

Else serve NS for what? For professional jobs to go to foreigners? FT docs are only meant to temporarily staff manpower shortages and otherwise be low level RPs/clinical associates doing saikang in the public system. Please think before you ask silly questions.
Disgruntled uncle spotted.

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Why would it be hard to come back? If you are a Singapore-born citizen its your right to have a job when you come back home. You are not any Tom, Dick or harry who hold a generic diploma or SIM degree competing in some low level admin job market, you're a highly sought-after sinkie medical professional who also is culturally appropriate for Singapore's patient population needs.

Else serve NS for what? For professional jobs to go to foreigners? FT docs are only meant to temporarily staff manpower shortages and otherwise be low level RPs/clinical associates doing saikang in the public system. Please think before you ask silly questions.
Hard to come back is not that got no job lah. It is that life is better in Australia than Singapore.

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Old 20-06-2021, 10:58 AM
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Hi, posted to ortho for my next posting just saw my roster. Can I check does SSR stand for senior staff registrar? And what is the difference between SSR and SRP?
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Hi, posted to ortho for my next posting just saw my roster. Can I check does SSR stand for senior staff registrar? And what is the difference between SSR and SRP?
Wah lau. Why cant you email the department secretary or staff who sent you the roster this question? Some of us here old timer docs back then dont have such thing as SSR or SRP.. ask the current staff ar the departmnt lah.
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Hi, posted to ortho for my next posting just saw my roster. Can I check does SSR stand for senior staff registrar? And what is the difference between SSR and SRP?
SSR stands for service senior registrar. someone who has exited (FRCS) waiting for a consultant job. SRP is senior resident physician (non specialist)
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Old 21-06-2021, 06:09 AM
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What is the market rate for locuming as GP nowadays and for full time GP? Can a GP go back and do hospital work eg say as a RP if they want to quit being a GP?
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Old 21-06-2021, 07:09 PM
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Hello guys!

I just graduated med school in Europe and wanted to get an overall picture about working as an MD in Singapore.
Should I specialize first in Europe (I'm considering either Family Medicine (~3.5yrs) or Internal Medicine (~6yrs)) and only *then* consider coming to Singapore, or is it possible to get a residency in Singapore straight away?
What are my chances to get into Singapore, and how do they compare now vs. after residency? How are the working conditions & pay? What is expected of first year graduates skill-wise? At this point in time, I don't feel well prepared to handle complex cases tbh.

For example, in my country I have excellent working conditions (good working hours, humane shifts) and an ok-ish salary, but the pay doesn't progress much after residency.

Any input appreciated


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Hello guys!

I just graduated med school in Europe and wanted to get an overall picture about working as an MD in Singapore.
Should I specialize first in Europe (I'm considering either Family Medicine (~3.5yrs) or Internal Medicine (~6yrs)) and only *then* consider coming to Singapore, or is it possible to get a residency in Singapore straight away?
What are my chances to get into Singapore, and how do they compare now vs. after residency? How are the working conditions & pay? What is expected of first year graduates skill-wise? At this point in time, I don't feel well prepared to handle complex cases tbh.

For example, in my country I have excellent working conditions (good working hours, humane shifts) and an ok-ish salary, but the pay doesn't progress much after residency.

Any input appreciated
Is your medical degree recognized in Singapore? That should be the number 1 question.
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Old 21-06-2021, 08:54 PM
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Disgruntled uncle spotted.
Uncle here is retired, but was disturbed that sinkie professionals who are needed in Singapore like luokuns and IT professionals still need to worry about their highly specialised jobs and competing in their own country against foreigners. Back in the days being we used to serve NS with pride because it meant something to be Singaporean. Uncle don't mind paying a bit more to see and support a sinkie doctor, cheap doesn't always means good!
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