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Old 01-12-2022, 11:57 AM
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I take it that you are not a doctor to say that
On the contrary. I went through med school and training.
All that clerking and patient contact for so many years
So that you sit in an office typing in a computer?
What a waste.
Wish you all the best anyways....

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Old 01-12-2022, 05:08 PM
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Can I ask do fmc (family medicine clinics) - think there are only 8 of them in Singapore function more like polyclinic or also gp style?

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Can I ask do fmc (family medicine clinics) - think there are only 8 of them in Singapore function more like polyclinic or also gp style?
There is only one right way to practice fam med
That is mmed polyphonic way
Any other way is unorthodox and heretic

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Old 01-12-2022, 11:22 PM
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There is only one right way to practice fam med
That is mmed polyphonic way
Any other way is unorthodox and heretic
As I said before medicine is where smart people go
to become dumb followers.

It is how the profession works.

Some "expert" or "professor" or "head of something"
sits at a committee and writes some expert guideline
or recommendation and everyone else follows

All group think.
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On the contrary. I went through med school and training.
All that clerking and patient contact for so many years
So that you sit in an office typing in a computer?
What a waste.
Wish you all the best anyways....
Im not the OP but that is super narrow minded thinking.
You either just graduated, or you graduated so long ago with super backward thinking (ie boomer)
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Old 02-12-2022, 11:35 AM
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Im not the OP but that is super narrow minded thinking.
You either just graduated, or you graduated so long ago with super backward thinking (ie boomer)
Why narrow? Just stating a fact. People go into medicine to become doctors.
Doctors treat people. They are generally not considered administrative workers (although we can argue if the amount of admin work we are given these days changes that but it is a different story)
Would you advise a med school candidate going for interview to say that they want to study med and then do admin after grad?
It is generally not something we want most of the cohort to do.
Having MBBS does open doors for some specific non-clinical opportunities but the bulk of the work in clinical. Clinical work also tends to pay the best (unless you are a GP or Fam Med).
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Why narrow? Just stating a fact. People go into medicine to become doctors.
Doctors treat people. They are generally not considered administrative workers (although we can argue if the amount of admin work we are given these days changes that but it is a different story)
Would you advise a med school candidate going for interview to say that they want to study med and then do admin after grad?
It is generally not something we want most of the cohort to do.
Having MBBS does open doors for some specific non-clinical opportunities but the bulk of the work in clinical. Clinical work also tends to pay the best (unless you are a GP or Fam Med).
?? u obviously have no idea what some GPs are raking in.
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?? u obviously have no idea what some GPs are raking in.
There are outliers of course. The context was
Admin medical work eg public health MOH vs clinical.
Which pays more generally?
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I'm currently a resident, never tried going out to locum before. Can I ask why some people would prefer to be an anchor GP over locum? It seems like locums can earn much more when the work is essentially the same
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I'm currently a resident, never tried going out to locum before. Can I ask why some people would prefer to be an anchor GP over locum? It seems like locums can earn much more when the work is essentially the same
Anchor can make way more if u ey gan.
When u are a profit generator clinic owner have to profit share with u.
If not u move next day and open your own clinic, he will suck thumb.
Of cse that's if u good.

If u no charisma like me..better stay in polyclinic dutifully earn the 250k a year salary.

Locum is no future.
Good to chiong short period make lots of money
Or if u desire flexibility.
Or u really cannot make it medically and don't want to harm pple.
Once I made enuff and have a nest of money..I will turn locum also.
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