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Old 02-02-2022, 11:59 PM
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Your failure to manage your finances doesn't mean the entire generation should resign to the same fate.
All my fault. Yes next generation jia you

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Sounds like only the cream of the crop can dream of matching into family
Medicine training. Any tips besides sucking up to everyone as suggested by the above posts?
Nothing but to lick and suck even harder. Don't give up till you reach the god tier called Family Physician. Soon FP willbe conferred the title of Specialist to recognise our superiority over the great unwashed GDFM masses. During cny visits can even tell your relatives you are a Specialist.

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Old 03-02-2022, 04:44 PM
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there is a real fellatio connoisseur out there with all this sucking and licking talk

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there is a real fellatio connoisseur out there with all this sucking and licking talk
I think he just a sore guy rejected by various residency and very bitter with life.
but ok la bro! cheer up, u likely making bank with the locum rates. 400k per year yo!
wack 10 years , don't get caught up with the condo, continental car and chio bu ( who wants to buy buy buy) u can retire and take it easy liao.
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I think he just a sore guy rejected by various residency and very bitter with life.
but ok la bro! cheer up, u likely making bank with the locum rates. 400k per year yo!
wack 10 years , don't get caught up with the condo, continental car and chio bu ( who wants to buy buy buy) u can retire and take it easy liao.
Isn't he the regular fp mmed poster here who seem to be very free in ops and active on this forum, disses specialists and other non-fp gps, live in a hdb and driving a corolla, with a unhappy family life married to a lowly educated wife?

The biggest mystery of all time is, where does he get so much free time to post during ops working hours?!
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Isn't he the regular fp mmed poster here who seem to be very free in ops and active on this forum, disses specialists and other non-fp gps, live in a hdb and driving a corolla, with a unhappy family life married to a lowly educated wife?

The biggest mystery of all time is, where does he get so much free time to post during ops working hours?!
Yah. That's me. You got a problem?
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Yah. That's me. You got a problem?
ya mr forever unhappy
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Old 04-02-2022, 10:48 PM
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Op here.
I have met friends who made 300k-400k last year based on locuming alone. And with their investment portfolio and options trading (selling covered calls etc, not speculation on crypto btw) they are almost financially free. Some of them who locum for a few more years already bought house and earning passive income from rental.

I think the general point is to locum agressively for 5-10 years, once you made your pot of gold early, they don't care how much locums get paid in 10-20 years as they are likely financially free by then. Having said that I must emphasize that the sample size of people I meet is small as I only just started locuming for 3 months.

I used to think like a typical mo/resident, work hard for residency, strive for mmed, at least got secure reasonable paying job for life (can always return to public sector when old etc). It's only in the last 2-3 months when I started my "locum life" before I realize how stupid that idea was. I met doctors younger than me who broke bond and go full time locum have their net worth 4-5 times of mine.. (of course covid is a once in lifetime opportunity for locums and may never happen again in our lifetime)

To be fair, I guess it's also a mentality thing. Most of these locum doctors think like finance people, chiong hard for 10 years, build your pot of gold, try and create source of passive income (investment, property etc) and retire by mid 40s, whereas throughout my residency and mopex years I am surrounded by senior doctors who focus on things like pursuing your passion, lifelong learning etc. (I.e there is less hunger/emphasis on wealth/money).

I don't want to say which option (public vs private) is better, as I am very new to private sector and to a large extent learning as I go along. I just wanted to comment here as I feel that junior doctors should know of their options outside and the financial opportunity cost of staying in public especially if they have the necessary mentality and hunger for money.
Any clinics you'd avoid doing locum in?Or any clinic you'd recommend locuming in?
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Just curious, do doctors get to choose if they want to wear scrubs or office wear? Is it still the same where you only need to wear scrubs when on call or going to OT?
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Just curious, do doctors get to choose if they want to wear scrubs or office wear? Is it still the same where you only need to wear scrubs when on call or going to OT?
Scrubs is function over form
Office wear is form over function

Certain functions require form
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