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Old 13-08-2021, 12:55 PM
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Stupid doctors, can only study and do nothing else. Will never want my kid to be a stupid doctor like the ones here. There's no debate to pilot being the better job. I used to have an ex who's a doctor, glad I dumped her as quick as I did.

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Just wondering does resident feedback of a posting on new Innovation matter? I heard from hos, that certain department are given less hos due to poor feedback given by previous batches. (Not su more true or not)
Just wondering if a resident feedback will affect the department in anyway? (E.g less funding for education if poor feedback given)

I actually leaving the system (mohh) and resigning from residency soon so I don't give a crap about any repurcussion? (Unlike some of the mopex still fighting for residency spot

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Just wondering does resident feedback of a posting on new Innovation matter? I heard from hos, that certain department are given less hos due to poor feedback given by previous batches. (Not su more true or not)
Just wondering if a resident feedback will affect the department in anyway? (E.g less funding for education if poor feedback given)

I actually leaving the system (mohh) and resigning from residency soon so I don't give a crap about any repurcussion? (Unlike some of the mopex still fighting for residency spot
They ask for feedback is just to meet KPI. Nobody bothers with what the feedback is.



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They ask for feedback is just to meet KPI. Nobody bothers with what the feedback is.
Not entirely true.
For small niche department where the hod and super senior profs are kings, this kind of feedback no use.
But for programs like internal medicine where burnout rate is v high , Ur feedback is actually acted upon as long as it's sensible.
In nuhs Peds for example, seniors use to really bully and harrass the junior till 360 feedback was instituted, that is as a junior u can feedback about seniors and grading , promotion can be affected.
Suddenly everyone becomes quite a bit more friendly.
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May I know if there is a requirement to be a Prof? Can GP be profs or only reserved for specialist consultants? Around how many publications? Thanks


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I have a few questions regarding asthetics.
- it true that most doctors who do asthetics are only interested in money only? Or is there such a thing call true passion for cosmetic medicine?
- do all private gps have to do asthetics to survive in the current climate
- what's the view of asthetics medicine among the senior doctors nowadays? I am planning to apply for FM residency this cycle; would it be stupid for me to say that I may consider doing asthetics in the future?
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Anyone know what is the attrition/resignation rate for residency nowadays? (Both medical/surgical)
And if a resident choose to resign, will the department usually try to keep or will just say " you want leave leave lo?"
I think it depends. I think surgical specialties attrition lower as it is much harder to get in nowadays, so people are more committed.
As to whether the department will try to keep you, depends I guess on your year of training and speciality.
- I mean resignation of an IM/FM resident will likely have no impact on the department as there are so many residents
- but if a surgical reg plans to resign, it can have more of a detrimental effect. The remaining people will have to do more calls/work harder, following which they may also choose to resign..
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May I know if there is a requirement to be a Prof? Can GP be profs or only reserved for specialist consultants? Around how many publications? Thanks
I think firstly, understand the difference between a FP and a GP.
For FP yes, there are profs, not a lot though.
Some are old birds then auto become associate prof as they become hod.
There are higher fliers identified earlier and groomed to be profs ( yes , got such thing).
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I have a few questions regarding asthetics.
- it true that most doctors who do asthetics are only interested in money only? Or is there such a thing call true passion for cosmetic medicine?
- do all private gps have to do asthetics to survive in the current climate
- what's the view of asthetics medicine among the senior doctors nowadays? I am planning to apply for FM residency this cycle; would it be stupid for me to say that I may consider doing asthetics in the future?
Everything is not in black and white.
Its usually a mixture of interest / satisfaction and money.
Give u 500K a year from aesthetics, u work until very very unhappy also no point, but let u do free doctoring and you happy but u cannot feed yourself also cannot right?

Usually, if u truly like what you do, the money will come. There is a old saying, take care of your patient and they will take care of you.

1. a lot of GPs don't do aesthetic and many Gps survives.

2. Aesthetic is not this super money churner. Doing the COCs doesn't let u learn anything. You still need someone to show u the ropes and for that, you either need a good friend or a senior will hire you for cheap for many many years before u learn how to do things properly.

3. if you want to to do aesthetics, pls dun deprive another deserving doctor of an FM spot. You will learn nothing about aesthestics in FM residency and waste your 3 years. Go out early, find a mentor , work for him and then u can learn the ropes and the business.

4.maybe u got a bond to fufill, and why not train in FM you think as a backup. People have long memory i tell you. You lie in your interview to the senior faculty, somewhere, somehow u will be remembered. Maybe nothing will happen to you, but maybe one day you have to sit before a disciplinary tribunal for example and the senior doc who had interview you could be the one judging you. Instead of a slap on the wrist, maybe just because he remembers you, you might be made an example of.


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I think it depends. I think surgical specialties attrition lower as it is much harder to get in nowadays, so people are more committed.
As to whether the department will try to keep you, depends I guess on your year of training and speciality.
- I mean resignation of an IM/FM resident will likely have no impact on the department as there are so many residents
- but if a surgical reg plans to resign, it can have more of a detrimental effect. The remaining people will have to do more calls/work harder, following which they may also choose to resign..
Surgery actually has v high attrition rates. GS and HRM comes to mind immediately. At one point HRM drop out rate was 1 out of 2. Its not uncommon for ortho sr to drop out also.

Department wouldn't try to keep you la. Your PD might want to find out why and work out something for you, but that's about it. Much as you like to believe otherwise, you are actually very very dispensable. The consultant / AC probably have to work a bit harder , but trust me, its not a lot more work for them cos they know what to do very much better and faster than a MO/ Reg in training because what you are learning to do, they have done it a few hundred times in much more difficult training circumstances.

Anyway, for last 10 years, drop out rates v higher due to the through train residency. Many young guys have no idea what they are getting into when they sign up for surgical residency so early on. Going forward as they go back to the older system , probably guys are more committed and we are going to get pple needing pgy 3 to 4 before they get in.
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