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Old 18-11-2022, 10:52 PM
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So can i confirm. As a resident I go though 3 years of training. At the end i take an exam and 50% chance of passing and 50% chance of going back to being a MOPEX?
Bro u missing the point
Exam is just a formality check at the end of residency
I mean four months after end of residency

It is the camaraderie, fellowship, bonds that you build that will power thru your career

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Old 18-11-2022, 11:59 PM
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Bro u missing the point
Exam is just a formality check at the end of residency
I mean four months after end of residency

It is the camaraderie, fellowship, bonds that you build that will power thru your career
The exam is however very important, especially if one is keen to remain in public service.
If a resident doesn't clear the mmed exam, he only has mbbs and is quite frankly no different from a NSF go goes out and locum or a baby mo mopexing in ops...

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The exam is however very important, especially if one is keen to remain in public service.
If a resident doesn't clear the mmed exam, he only has mbbs and is quite frankly no different from a NSF go goes out and locum or a baby mo mopexing in ops...
It is about time Singapore have a system where any new graduates after year (eg 2025) must have MMed Fam Med in order to work as a primary care physician in private practice.

Singapore has residency system now which is what the States has.

Grandfather the older GPs into the system.

But those who cannot successfully complete residency and pass the exit exams will then be forever MOPEX.

Medicine has this rigid exam emphasis and system. You got to pass the exams. After you pass it then you can do whatever you want. have a practice of interest. Focused practice etc. The exam is a formality. It also indicates that at one point in time you did know enough information to pass the exams etc. In truth many things are forgotten as time goes depending on what kind of practice you have.



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I have never failed a single exam since jc.
Cleared multiple post grads exams and have a relatively uneventful exit
My peers failed a couple of times and had to extend their training

But i always felt exam is never a good measure of one clinical and ethical standards
Honestly it is a matter of luck

Like a driving test

For those of you who have failed, just try again
Ignore those naysayers
Like a driving test, u will pass eventually
And nobody will care after u pass or how many times u tried
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Old 19-11-2022, 01:22 PM
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I have never failed a single exam since jc.
Cleared multiple post grads exams and have a relatively uneventful exit
My peers failed a couple of times and had to extend their training

But i always felt exam is never a good measure of one clinical and ethical standards
Honestly it is a matter of luck

Like a driving test

For those of you who have failed, just try again
Ignore those naysayers
Like a driving test, u will pass eventually
And nobody will care after u pass or how many times u tried
Congrats for being smart.

Do you know if you fail x times you are banned from taking again?
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Old 19-11-2022, 06:09 PM
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Congrats for being smart.

Do you know if you fail x times you are banned from taking again?
Just had a chat with my faculty. Apparently the passing rate for retakers (2nd and 3rd attempts- yes you are only allowed 3 attempts) are really much much lower than those with 1st attempts.
They are recommending those who fail to retake, but they also want to taper their expectations.
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Just had a chat with my faculty. Apparently the passing rate for retakers (2nd and 3rd attempts- yes you are only allowed 3 attempts) are really much much lower than those with 1st attempts.
They are recommending those who fail to retake, but they also want to taper their expectations.
End of the day it's about intention to pass.
The m.med for everyone is scary the first time round. When I go back as invigilator, seeing those hallway gives me the creeps too.
Second time will be ok as long as u plan to pass
If u chin chin chye chye of cse lower chance.

No big diff la end of day.
M.med give u career prospects in public.
Other than that no diff.
End of the day outside world might be better.
U become popular open chain
Sell off 10 years later can retire.
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Just had a chat with my faculty. Apparently the passing rate for retakers (2nd and 3rd attempts- yes you are only allowed 3 attempts) are really much much lower than those with 1st attempts.
They are recommending those who fail to retake, but they also want to taper their expectations.
General or specific to your institution? the 68% one?

Ballpark figures for those retaking % this year?
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Just had a chat with my faculty. Apparently the passing rate for retakers (2nd and 3rd attempts- yes you are only allowed 3 attempts) are really much much lower than those with 1st attempts.
They are recommending those who fail to retake, but they also want to taper their expectations.
Obviously discriminatory policies at play
Examiners should be blinded to how many attempts the
candidate has.
Why only 3 attempts allowed?
Such elitiist culture.
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Old 20-11-2022, 11:18 AM
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Ur closest bet will be those that operate family medicine clinics like frontier, Keat houng FMC, Chinatown FMC , NTUC FMC etc.
They not going to pay u well though.
U can't have Ur cake and eat it.
Life is as such.
Anyway private candidate can clear one. M.med is about performance
May I ask are these family medicine clinics government institution or private clinics? I see that many of them are official partners of public institution and is dedicated for the step down care of their patients.
E.g lakeside, Keat hong, frontier are partners of nuhs, Chinatown and tampiness are partners of singhealth etc.

So do the staff at these fmc get paid and work closer to a private gp or government (I.e ops) fp?
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