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Old 20-10-2021, 11:59 PM
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Smart people hire doctors instead of becoming doctors.

A few months ago many people including me predicted Covid cases would explode in SG. We even know the cause and solution. Somehow they still cannot understand.
exactly my point.
Will always have people want to waste their time being a doctor.
Hence will always have free flow labor.

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Old 21-10-2021, 06:39 AM
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Smart people hire doctors instead of becoming doctors.

A few months ago many people including me predicted Covid cases would explode in SG. We even know the cause and solution. Somehow they still cannot understand.
Yah its like watching a trainwreck unfold slowly but the fat cats sitting in their ivory towers in MOH and government are too blinded by their huge paychecks to do anything.

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Yah its like watching a trainwreck unfold slowly but the fat cats sitting in their ivory towers in MOH and government are too blinded by their huge paychecks to do anything.
Correct. When people make wrong decisions or predictions , shouldn't they be punished?

For example, if people make wrong lottery predictions, they lose money.

s://.straitstimes.com/singapore/health/scientists-keep-getting-covid-19-predictions-wrong-heres-why

On the above website, the news editor replace "doctors" with "scientists" so that doctors will not lose face.

""Whatever we say today... maybe six months down the line, would be completely wrong." Is this a disclaimer ?

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Correct. When people make wrong decisions or predictions , shouldn't they be punished?

For example, if people make wrong lottery predictions, they lose money.

s://.straitstimes.com/singapore/health/scientists-keep-getting-covid-19-predictions-wrong-heres-why

On the above website, the news editor replace "doctors" with "scientists" so that doctors will not lose face.

""Whatever we say today... maybe six months down the line, would be completely wrong." Is this a disclaimer ?

This is very disrespectful.
Instead of showing solidarity with your ceo, cmb, ministry and government, you are sowing seeds of discord and doubts in our leaders

As medical professionals, We must fully trust our leaders to lead us to victory
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Old 22-10-2021, 01:41 PM
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Anyone know if conditional to full registration is an automatic process or need to apply again? Thanks
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Old 23-10-2021, 08:27 AM
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Need to apply again

What is your med school?
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Old 23-10-2021, 09:28 AM
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Any hospital doctors or gps got covid yet? Any deaths?
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Need to apply again

What is your med school?
u can't just apply.
u got to wait till they ask u to go and sumpa then u apply.


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Hey seniors, is it worth it to study medicine (as a prospective student)?
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Hey seniors, is it worth it to study medicine (as a prospective student)?
this is a question that cannot be answered with one forum reply.
so many things to consider...

there are super star doctors who go into private and rake in millions each year living in sentosa cove, but the majority will be working in institutions / clinics raking in 150-200k/ month on average. this is not considered high when compared to some other professions where you earn more at an earlier age or bankers / finance industry.

what's your family background?
- there are bursaries and stuff, but pay is also not high for quite a couple of years during your training years (esp when you compare to law / com sci graduates)
- if you are paying yourself, you need to pay off your med sch tuition fee which is currently > $100k after med sch
- coming from a below average background / sandwich generation, it has been a struggle for me to make ends meet having to pay for home / kid.
- if your family is rich, then not an issue.

what's your passion / aspiration? do you like working with people?
- you will be under appreciated, shouted at by seniors and patients, and over worked (and given claps by the public)
- you need to be very clear about your end game / the reason why you enter medicine in the first place. it is no where near what you see on Grey's anatomy / TVB / Korean drama.
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