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Old 11-06-2022, 07:53 PM
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Does anyone know what the path is to go from MBBS to OMS?

Is there an OMS MOPEX that we can apply for?
locally no path. as a mo u dun have the surgical skill to do dental work.
in sg, it's dentist who go do omfs
in Australia and NZ, u need both med and dental degree.

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Old 11-06-2022, 08:26 PM
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don't be lured by these quick get rich scheme
all those that break bond for ctf or locum work over last 1 to 2 years now regretting
locum rates back to 100 per hour at best
so many fresh body for chains to hire.

steady steady work and train up.
ac is 12k, with bonus is 15k.
v easy hit 20k on average next. u work hard for 10 years get there u chill till u retire
u leave for this false promise of 19k, find cannot sustain end up become hired gp forever at mercy of chains and younger people who leave the system that can tank more than you, then u struggle till u retire
Nice try. U hospital admin or mohh trying to con ppl into slogging it out in public ah

why slog so hard for an non-guaranteed chance for a pot of gold (which btw isnt a very big pot anyway) when u can access the honey now. new gen of drs not so stupid already.

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Old 11-06-2022, 09:42 PM
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locally no path. as a mo u dun have the surgical skill to do dental work.
in sg, it's dentist who go do omfs
in Australia and NZ, u need both med and dental degree.
auzzie and nz more stringent than us. need both sides.

so for the OP. just go get the dental degree.
then with dental and medical degree you can be eligible for OMS training (although in sg, medical degree not neccessary, just need dental)

all the best! OP u still young. what is another 4 years of dental sch.
i support u!

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Old 12-06-2022, 11:23 AM
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Just wondering if a Dr intends to go private long term eventually, should he leave as early as possible (i.e once their bond ends, or once they attain consultant in case of specialist), or is there value in staying in public to get as much experience as possible before leaving?

Asking from both gp and specialist (non procedural and procedural ones) point of view.
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Old 12-06-2022, 04:00 PM
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Just wondering if a Dr intends to go private long term eventually, should he leave as early as possible (i.e once their bond ends, or once they attain consultant in case of specialist), or is there value in staying in public to get as much experience as possible before leaving?

Asking from both gp and specialist (non procedural and procedural ones) point of view.
Gp no point

Specialist must stay
Nowadays because pte hosp know the residency cmi
Specialist need 3 years of consultant exp to have admission rights
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Would like some advice from FM seniors, especially those who have obtained the mcfps.

I understand from the college website that there are 2 routes to do fellowship. The more common one is to do mmed (fm) - either residency/programme B. Alternatively one can apply for mcfps via assessment if he posses both mrcp and gdfm. One can then apply for fellowship after obtaining mcfps.

I am currently starting R3 residency in July (i.e 1 more year to go), unsure of my long term plans after residency (maybe ops/gpland). I do possess both mrcp and gdfm. I have no plans to quit residency since I am finishing in 1 year and will probably try the mmed next year.

However in the event that I fail my mmed, I would like to ask
A) will the latter option (mcfps via assessment route) be a easier or viable option? (From what I read the assessment only consist of viva of caselog and assessment of video consults, no actual osces- i.e sounds easier)

B) secondly is there a expiry date or time limit for the mcfps (via assessment route). For example, mmed must be completed within 3 years following completion of residency, not sure if this option has similar time requirements as well?

Would appreciate advice from seniors especially those who gone through the mcfps via the gdfm/mrcp route.
(Thought about asking my PD but subsequently felt probably not a good idea &#128514

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Would like some advice from FM seniors, especially those who have obtained the mcfps.

I understand from the college website that there are 2 routes to do fellowship. The more common one is to do mmed (fm) - either residency/programme B. Alternatively one can apply for mcfps via assessment if he posses both mrcp and gdfm. One can then apply for fellowship after obtaining mcfps.

I am currently starting R3 residency in July (i.e 1 more year to go), unsure of my long term plans after residency (maybe ops/gpland). I do possess both mrcp and gdfm. I have no plans to quit residency since I am finishing in 1 year and will probably try the mmed next year.

However in the event that I fail my mmed, I would like to ask
A) will the latter option (mcfps via assessment route) be a easier or viable option? (From what I read the assessment only consist of viva of caselog and assessment of video consults, no actual osces- i.e sounds easier)

B) secondly is there a expiry date or time limit for the mcfps (via assessment route). For example, mmed must be completed within 3 years following completion of residency, not sure if this option has similar time requirements as well?

Would appreciate advice from seniors especially those who gone through the mcfps via the gdfm/mrcp route.
(Thought about asking my PD but subsequently felt probably not a good idea &#128514

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GP land no point. U got gdfm already a registered FP , with MRCP u can handle things much better than most break bond cannot make it GP who did nothing but eye or ortho posting for the last 5 years.
if u want stay in public setting, aka polyclinic, first thing is, u need to ask if the MCFP entitle u to a m.med fam med status on on track for consultant position or not ( and more importantly, got extra money or not!)
If I'm not wrong, it doesn't.

Most pple who go your route are in community hospital settings where AC is the minimum after FCFP.
MCFP by assessment v expensive. Usually only 1 guy do it a year. Very lei chey one, u need to video tape a variety of cases, the colleague guys ( meaning those v senior one) will viva u.

Aiyah , focus on your M.med la. U already MRCP liao. Can do it one , got 3 chance. Doing M.med is like wtf at first , how can i possibly pass this , so many things i need to know but you will get there.
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Hi, Iím leaving for GPLand soon. Question for seniors here, after you leave for GPLand (specifically if you broke bond), do you have any regrets after? Like regrets on the missed opportunity to be a specialist, etc? Honest question. Thanks!
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Old 16-06-2022, 11:34 PM
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Hi seniors,

Any update/insights into whats the specialist pay like for a surgical AC, C and SC?
I heard theres base pay and clinical allowance.
And of course bonuses and variable payouts.

Can anyone advise for a surgical AC/C/SC in terms of MONTHLY and ANNUALLY?
Many thanks in advance!
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Hi, Iím leaving for GPLand soon. Question for seniors here, after you leave for GPLand (specifically if you broke bond), do you have any regrets after? Like regrets on the missed opportunity to be a specialist, etc? Honest question. Thanks!
Yes regret a lot.

You see in GP land customer is king. And you have to face many many many of these customers in order to make good money. The more customers you have the MORE likely you will get those really sibeh vomit blood patient who are either just so stupid or just trying to make your life difficult and you have to kowtow to them smile be nice.
Eventually you lose your sense of self worth.
So what got some money? Lose all your pride and self respect.
And the money? Nothing big lah. Not like get rich and can retire in 10 years. Still have to work till die.
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