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Old 08-03-2023, 10:43 PM
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Hi all,

Received my A-level result and am considering medicine to be my career path. 90 rp so I should at least get an interview for med sch. May I know whats the starting pay and in the long term would I earn more than Investment Banking or Software engineering?

My motivation for joining medicine is because I am a science-inclined student and medicine and law are kinda what look good in the society. I am rather confident of being able to graduate medical school.
Better you go to Investment Banking.

Medicine is a lot more about dealing with people who have all kinds of complaints than about science. Think more like those complaint hotline.

Most smart students study hard at home or in library dont go out and mix with 50-80 different people every day. It is a culture shock when you finally work as a dr.

People exposure overload.

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Old 09-03-2023, 08:14 AM
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It doesn't but as long as u not terrible u will be offered a job.
Many years ago, we though with 70 to 80 resident a year confirm no job
Somehow now we still don't have enuff m.med ops doctor
Btw AC is more or less gauranteed ..unless u screw up big time but you don't have to do anything extra to get it unlike consultant in ops
Then ask ourselves: why mmed doctors are not staying in OPS? you are saying they guarantee FP, guarantee AC, shouldnt more ppl stay?

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Better you go to Investment Banking.

Medicine is a lot more about dealing with people who have all kinds of complaints than about science. Think more like those complaint hotline.

Most smart students study hard at home or in library dont go out and mix with 50-80 different people every day. It is a culture shock when you finally work as a dr.

People exposure overload.
Doctor pay is peanuts compared to the other options

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Old 10-03-2023, 02:48 AM
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Not a FM resident, but I just saw the latest residency intake list for July 2023. Total of 105 FM residents, each SI taking 30 plus R1s.
Even if you take into account the attrition rate and mmed failure rate, guess at least half (15) will make it to mmed. And that is just one year.
If there is no resources to promote these mmeders to AC, then these people just stuck at fp?
How is Fam Med residency life like? Seems to be the most popular choice now.
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How is Fam Med residency life like? Seems to be the most popular choice now.
Lol. GDFM is way more popular to become a FP.
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Then ask ourselves: why mmed doctors are not staying in OPS? you are saying they guarantee FP, guarantee AC, shouldnt more ppl stay?
Really good qn and point made. If pay is competitive, work is interesting and diverse (compared to gp), better leave benefits, why nobody staying???
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Do ppl from PHI who locum declare tax
Better check with your HOD
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Genuine question, why check with HOD?
HOD had no access to my tax filing

What do locums put under business nature when filing iras tax
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Better check with your HOD
Do not mislead your juniors . If the anon makes a mistake and doesnt file it will be a legal issue
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