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Old 13-10-2021, 06:38 PM
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Idk who you are but you better have something intelligent to say after making a statement like this.
If not you should ship your ass to a country which is relatively covid naive and with low vaccination take up rate (not many left, theyíve already paid a high price), and pray very hard you donít die.

Singaporeans love to whine.
Damned if you do, damned if you donít.
We should ship all the anti-vaxxers to Ubin
No ICU care needed since you donít believe in science.
I am fully vaccinated and believe in vaccines
However one of my concerns is that the issue of vaccine can divide our nation (i.e vaccinated people will start hating those anti vaxxers and vice versa), something that a country like Singapore can Ill afford.

Let's also not forget that as doctors, we cannot choose our patients. (E.g if a renal failure pt insist on drinking 5L of water everyday and visit the hospital every other day, we have to see. Similarly if an unvaccinated (by choice) pt decide to visit ktv and get covid pneumonia, we also have to see... Sadly)

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I am fully vaccinated and believe in vaccines
However one of my concerns is that the issue of vaccine can divide our nation (i.e vaccinated people will start hating those anti vaxxers and vice versa), something that a country like Singapore can Ill afford.

Let's also not forget that as doctors, we cannot choose our patients. (E.g if a renal failure pt insist on drinking 5L of water everyday and visit the hospital every other day, we have to see. Similarly if an unvaccinated (by choice) pt decide to visit ktv and get covid pneumonia, we also have to see... Sadly)
I scold my renal patients if they drink 5L of water.
Vaccination should be mandated. We are being soft here.
While we cannot choose our patients, we can subject them to inconvenience

For example, if u opt out hota and u need organ transplant, u will rank last.
Similarly if unvaccinated, and if u need icu, should rank last too.

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Old 14-10-2021, 07:12 AM
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I am fully vaccinated and believe in vaccines
However one of my concerns is that the issue of vaccine can divide our nation (i.e vaccinated people will start hating those anti vaxxers and vice versa), something that a country like Singapore can Ill afford.

Let's also not forget that as doctors, we cannot choose our patients. (E.g if a renal failure pt insist on drinking 5L of water everyday and visit the hospital every other day, we have to see. Similarly if an unvaccinated (by choice) pt decide to visit ktv and get covid pneumonia, we also have to see... Sadly)
Well, if the government releases all the unvaccinated and give them unrestricted access to public areas, and they start dropping like flies and clogging up the ICUs, then they will really be hated by the vaxxed.
Now we are just tolerating them, and to some extent even empathizing with them.

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Hi all, I'm an m5 this year and thinking about where to apply to for pgy1. I'm interested in GS and was wondering where to apply to for the best chances to get into residency. Also, is prior research necessary? Thanks alot!
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Old 16-10-2021, 06:27 AM
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Diagnostic radiology and pathology are very important specialties, together with preventive health. Kenneth mak probably the most important person during covid 😂
A/Prof Kenneth Mak is a respected Hepato-Pancreato-Biliary Surgeon.
To my knowledge he is still in clinical practice.
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Hi all, I'm an m5 this year and thinking about where to apply to for pgy1. I'm interested in GS and was wondering where to apply to for the best chances to get into residency. Also, is prior research necessary? Thanks alot!
do HO MO postings in GS, see if you like the life and department there
Best chance of getting in - is when the department and faculty and programme director likes you
Best chance of you staying in - is when you actually like the department and see yourself spending the next 10-15 years there

Research - helps you stand out for sure
But if they donít like you / your face, then nope.
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Forget to add that many people say that they like to do GS.
Esp overseas graduates because they think GS is like Greyís Anatomy, or rlly chill like in other countries.
But usu after doing HO MO posting in GS in Singapore they swear off all surgical postings

SoÖ if itís really your passion do go all out to pursue it.
If you think you like the idea of cutting people, and the glamour of being a surgeon driving a posh car, then do keep an open mind
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Old 16-10-2021, 12:04 PM
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I scold my renal patients if they drink 5L of water.
Vaccination should be mandated. We are being soft here.
While we cannot choose our patients, we can subject them to inconvenience

For example, if u opt out hota and u need organ transplant, u will rank last.
Similarly if unvaccinated, and if u need icu, should rank last too.
You should be referred to SMC
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Old 16-10-2021, 05:42 PM
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Just wondering if its true that FM and IM pays about the same? If that is true, why is that so? Does that mean that both are equally tough? in terms of training, life as a con, complexity of cases seen etc...
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Old 16-10-2021, 06:47 PM
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Forget to add that many people say that they like to do GS.
Esp overseas graduates because they think GS is like Greyís Anatomy, or rlly chill like in other countries.
But usu after doing HO MO posting in GS in Singapore they swear off all surgical postings

SoÖ if itís really your passion do go all out to pursue it.
If you think you like the idea of cutting people, and the glamour of being a surgeon driving a posh car, then do keep an open mind
Don't need research for GS la.
The whole point of research is for them to know u better. Your silly paper isn't gonna meant anything even if u managed to produce something.

GS life v tough one. If u think the ho, mo work is tough, then reg life x10. Con Liao not better as AC cos u scut boy of the department. Maybe turn con then life better. Thats about 15 years later from the point u decide u want to do GS.

Want do , pls do sub speciality like orthopedic, ent etc. At least the money later makes up for it.
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