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Old 19-10-2021, 02:27 PM
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Hi, would like to check with seniors who have left mohh for gp land. I was just wondering when we apply to join a chain gp group, what do they look for in our cv? I have done a variety of postings during my time as mopex (including IM, ED, CE, and polyclinic), I am taking the upcoming gdfm exam (although I know qualification doesn't matter much in private). Unfortunately I didn't locum during my time in mohh.

Was wondering how they choose suitable candidate (in the initial interview phase) and how I can boost my CV? (I know once you start work it's all Abt performance and generating profit for them)
Ur im ed ce and polyclinic postings are extremely valuable

U will be a shoo in

Personally i look out for ce and ed. Coz it means acute cases u wont be scared
The ops will be useful to provide some semblance of primary care and im means u got the brains to handle

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Singapore hospital group Ďenticesí M'sian doctors to work in Covid-19 care centres, S$3,500 for 4 days of work with a 12-hour shift

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Singapore hospital group Ďenticesí M'sian doctors to work in Covid-19 care centres, S$3,500 for 4 days of work with a 12-hour shift
One hr is $120 for ccf
About $3500 for 32 hours

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Hi, would like to check with seniors who have left mohh for gp land. I was just wondering when we apply to join a chain gp group, what do they look for in our cv? I have done a variety of postings during my time as mopex (including IM, ED, CE, and polyclinic), I am taking the upcoming gdfm exam (although I know qualification doesn't matter much in private). Unfortunately I didn't locum during my time in mohh.

Was wondering how they choose suitable candidate (in the initial interview phase) and how I can boost my CV? (I know once you start work it's all Abt performance and generating profit for them)
don't need to be so worried lol... GP chains are just looking for any tom dick and harry with MBBS to run the clinic. you got IM ED CE OPS even better. anybody will hire you, with or without GDFM.
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Old 19-10-2021, 05:32 PM
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Mostly oncology, cardiovascular. Areas where pharma are developing new drugs.
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Please go to the career portals like LinkedIn or mycareersfuture.gov.Sg and search??

Medical science liaison
Medical advisor
Roles like clinical director / medical director are for those who have been a few years into the role.

They are usually looking for PhD holders or MBBS/MD with specific knowledge of certain therapeutic fields.
Start at the bottom earning about 7k plus a month and slowly work your way up like any corporate job.
Speak to some recruiters to find out more. Pharmaceuticals are always hiring.
But not many fit the bill or are willing to take the plunge to non-clinical.
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Old 19-10-2021, 06:09 PM
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Hi everyone, this is a personal struggle of mine that I would like to share. I would greatly appreciate any advice and new perspectives.

I just started my first year of med sch locally. 2 months into the course, I realised that I hated studying about pathology and everything that could go wrong with the human body. A common quote is that knowledge is power. However, I felt that ignorance was bliss. Learning about all the ways our human body could go wrong gave me very bad anxiety and caused me a lot of fear. I would constantly relate what I was learning to my own body and I just felt it was depressing in nature to know about all of these things. I realized I would rather not know about them. This was something that I never thought would occur to me and hence was not something I considered during my decision to apply for medical school. It made me miserable and very unhappy. I also felt very bad about the people that get sick. In a sense, seeing sick people made me depressed, anxious, and miserable. I was stupid for having not thought this through.

As such, I am thinking about dropping out of medical school two months in and breaking the MOHH bond. I am thinking about transferring to computer science or chemistry, since chemistry was my favorite subject while studying for the A levels. I would try to sign up for teaching if I took chemistry.

I would like to hear any perspectives on this matter. I consider this to be the biggest crossroad in my life and would appreciate any advice, as to whether my problem is something that can be resolved, or something which is so critical I would be better dropping out. Thank you so much.

A confused y1 medical student
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Hi everyone, this is a personal struggle of mine that I would like to share. I would greatly appreciate any advice and new perspectives.

I just started my first year of med sch locally. 2 months into the course, I realised that I hated studying about pathology and everything that could go wrong with the human body. A common quote is that knowledge is power. However, I felt that ignorance was bliss. Learning about all the ways our human body could go wrong gave me very bad anxiety and caused me a lot of fear. I would constantly relate what I was learning to my own body and I just felt it was depressing in nature to know about all of these things. I realized I would rather not know about them. This was something that I never thought would occur to me and hence was not something I considered during my decision to apply for medical school. It made me miserable and very unhappy. I also felt very bad about the people that get sick. In a sense, seeing sick people made me depressed, anxious, and miserable. I was stupid for having not thought this through.

As such, I am thinking about dropping out of medical school two months in and breaking the MOHH bond. I am thinking about transferring to computer science or chemistry, since chemistry was my favorite subject while studying for the A levels. I would try to sign up for teaching if I took chemistry.

I would like to hear any perspectives on this matter. I consider this to be the biggest crossroad in my life and would appreciate any advice, as to whether my problem is something that can be resolved, or something which is so critical I would be better dropping out. Thank you so much.

A confused y1 medical student
Dont worry abt the mohh bond. Can be waived. just need ur dean office to write a letter.

Many years ago i thought of quiting as well. So i sent an email to my assistant dean student affair. She immediately organised a meeting with me. I wanted to do history. But she was very nice and referred me to a practising senior clinician. I didnít quit in the end. And now just passed my exit exams.

I think u need to ask yourself what is your interest. Are u a people person. Year 2 pathology and year 1 physiology very different from real life doctoring . But do approach ur students affair assistant dean.

Do explore cs1010 if you wanna do computing.

I would like to thank prof marie veronique and nus yllsom for the support years ago.

I wish you happiness but really do approach ur students affairs.
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Dont worry abt the mohh bond. Can be waived. just need ur dean office to write a letter.

Many years ago i thought of quiting as well. So i sent an email to my assistant dean student affair. She immediately organised a meeting with me. I wanted to do history. But she was very nice and referred me to a practising senior clinician. I didnít quit in the end. And now just passed my exit exams.

I think u need to ask yourself what is your interest. Are u a people person. Year 2 pathology and year 1 physiology very different from real life doctoring . But do approach ur students affair assistant dean.

Do explore cs1010 if you wanna do computing.

I would like to thank prof marie veronique and nus yllsom for the support years ago.

I wish you happiness but really do approach ur students affairs.
What reasons are deemed legitimate for the MOHH bond to be waived? I did email MOHH with regards to the liquidated damages. They told me the liquidated damages for a student dropping out after first semester would be around 40k sgd (taking reference from a student who dropped out in AY2019, 2 years ago after semester 1 as well).

Thank you for your kind advice and well wishes. Glad to hear u were able to overcome your struggle back when you were in school. I will be speaking to Prof Marie tomorrow and I hope the right path forward will become clearer. I will also explore other options like CS in the meantime to see if it really is something suited for me and worth dropping out for.
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Dont worry abt the mohh bond. Can be waived. just need ur dean office to write a letter.

Many years ago i thought of quiting as well. So i sent an email to my assistant dean student affair. She immediately organised a meeting with me. I wanted to do history. But she was very nice and referred me to a practising senior clinician. I didnít quit in the end. And now just passed my exit exams.

I think u need to ask yourself what is your interest. Are u a people person. Year 2 pathology and year 1 physiology very different from real life doctoring . But do approach ur students affair assistant dean.

Do explore cs1010 if you wanna do computing.

I would like to thank prof marie veronique and nus yllsom for the support years ago.

I wish you happiness but really do approach ur students affairs.
Thank you so much for your kind response.

Do you need certain legitimate reasons for the dean's office to be willing to write a letter to waive the MOHH bond? I emailed MOHH, and taking reference from a student who left 2 years ago in AY2019 after only one semester, the liquidated damages was about 41k SGD. Not sure if it was waived though.

I did well for A levels, was a medic during NS days, applying to medical school seemed natural. But now after 2 months in, beginning to realise that I might not be a people person after all. Going on GP clinic and hospital attachments, as well as studying about diseases made me realise that this might not be suited for me as a career, even though I thought it was initially.

Glad to hear that you were able to overcome your struggles with prof marie. I will be talking to her tomorrow. The path forward still seems very unclear now, and I hope I can make sense of it all.

Thank you for the suggestion to try out CS1010, I will give it a go.
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Thank you so much for your kind response.

Do you need certain legitimate reasons for the dean's office to be willing to write a letter to waive the MOHH bond? I emailed MOHH, and taking reference from a student who left 2 years ago in AY2019 after only one semester, the liquidated damages was about 41k SGD. Not sure if it was waived though.

I did well for A levels, was a medic during NS days, applying to medical school seemed natural. But now after 2 months in, beginning to realise that I might not be a people person after all. Going on GP clinic and hospital attachments, as well as studying about diseases made me realise that this might not be suited for me as a career, even though I thought it was initially.

Glad to hear that you were able to overcome your struggles with prof marie. I will be talking to her tomorrow. The path forward still seems very unclear now, and I hope I can make sense of it all.

Thank you for the suggestion to try out CS1010, I will give it a go.
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