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Old 11-07-2021, 05:54 PM
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Just curious, which are the specialities that has oversupply of ACs? I am doing renal now, and my consultant keep lamenting that there are NOT enough specialist and that the renal department is super understaffed.
General surgery , paeds , obgyn. Cardio thoracic and neurosurgery tend to take in few trainees thus ensuring AC spots, but sometimes they urgently need to hire someone which they fill from overseas and end up no AC spots.
Renal sure got spots for AC. No scared, they only scare u do till sian and run off to gp land.
I mean don't u get tired of those hba1c 12 esrf patient who is totally non ahdrerent and yet can't die. Every 5 days fluid overload and come in for diuresis. Scold don't listen, sayang dun care , sometimes u also dunno if there is only air between their ears when u talk to them. U sing to a cow they at least moo back at you.
It takes a special courage to do renal. Heng last time never tio bluff to do it.

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Hi, I wonder how much does a Consultant Psychiatrist(CCT)make in Singapore? Whatís the normal working work and is it possible to get a PR? Thanks.

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Hi, I wonder how much does a Consultant Psychiatrist(CCT)make in Singapore? Whatís the normal working work and is it possible to get a PR? Thanks.
What's your race?

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Consultant child psychiatrists are highly in demand.
No doubt can get a AC job and employment pass

PR will need to wait a while. If Indian, due to CECA saga in Singapore, PR will be harder.

If Caucasian might be easier, but waiting time is still about 2-3 years.
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It dependsÖ.
In the past yes, but now the department actually needs to have enough AC vacancies to hire you as an AC.
If you donít get an AC spot, you can choose to remain in the department as a Service Registrar until a spot opens up.

Itís slightly different for Family Medicine.
you become AC only 3 years after FM residency.
And C only after completing another 2 year fellowship + doing quite a bit of extra work on top of clinical duties.
Thanks! So even though one has completed residency and passed all exams, he/she will still have to serve as a registrar until a spot opens up...

If the graduate decides to open their own private practice clinic, is there any point of trying to become a C or SC?
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Thanks! So even though one has completed residency and passed all exams, he/she will still have to serve as a registrar until a spot opens up...

If the graduate decides to open their own private practice clinic, is there any point of trying to become a C or SC?
I dont trust the current gs ac. 5 years training including HO. Ie 4 years of operative experience.
They really cannot operate.
I Always see them call senior.

So whether u can go pte at AC depends on how good the program is.
Not advisable for GS. Some medical specs maybe can but in general i dont advise for Surgery.

Better get ur skills up, operate independently.
Rmb in pte u are on ur own.

No senior to help.
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Thanks! So even though one has completed residency and passed all exams, he/she will still have to serve as a registrar until a spot opens up...

If the graduate decides to open their own private practice clinic, is there any point of trying to become a C or SC?
Which specialty are you referring to?
For GP / FP not much point to gun for C/SC if you are opening up your own clinic
For other specialties, itís more of the experience required to run your own practice.
Even if you complete your residency and now AC, are you confident to be completely independent.
As someone mentioned a few posts above, for surgical specialties you prolly wanna operate for a few more years in public hospital first to gain enough experience before going private.
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For medical registration in Singapore, if the university is not recognised (Europe), but you hold a registrable postgraduate medical qualification recognised by SMC, it is still possible to apply for a job? Singapore doesn't have medical board exams like the USMLE?
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I dont trust the current gs ac. 5 years training including HO. Ie 4 years of operative experience.
They really cannot operate.
I Always see them call senior.

So whether u can go pte at AC depends on how good the program is.
Not advisable for GS. Some medical specs maybe can but in general i dont advise for Surgery.

Better get ur skills up, operate independently.
Rmb in pte u are on ur own.

No senior to help.
As one UK trained GS senior consultant drily comment, ' i start my surgical training at pgy 6 ' and here they are already a AC turning con.

Anyway, even the old style bst and AST trainees don't turn private so soon. Usually about 5 years after c before they go private la.
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Which specialty are you referring to?
For GP / FP not much point to gun for C/SC if you are opening up your own clinic
For other specialties, itís more of the experience required to run your own practice.
Even if you complete your residency and now AC, are you confident to be completely independent.
As someone mentioned a few posts above, for surgical specialties you prolly wanna operate for a few more years in public hospital first to gain enough experience before going private.
How about specialties like Allergy, Endocrine, Rheum? Any point in going for C / SC?

Btw, it is not that I don't like the public system. I have just heard that there's a lot of office politics involved... I may not be good at those. Opening a private clinic, less office politics involved... Thanks.
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