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Old 20-02-2019, 01:31 PM
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Do you become a fam med consultant once you exit from the residency?
short answer is no.
The exiting day of fam med residency will typically be on June 30th.
after exit, you will sit for mmed exams in the same year october.
after passing mmed, you will need 1 year to convert to mcfps
then spend another 2 years for the fellowship program (fcfps)
to be fm con, you need the fcfps.

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short answer is no.
The exiting day of fam med residency will typically be on June 30th.
after exit, you will sit for mmed exams in the same year october.
after passing mmed, you will need 1 year to convert to mcfps
then spend another 2 years for the fellowship program (fcfps)
to be fm con, you need the fcfps.
Does a fm con work as a GP or does he or she have more roles and responsibility in the hospital ? I don't expect it to be a high paying job but work balance wise will the pay be a good enough compensation for the time and effort you put in?

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short answer is no.
The exiting day of fam med residency will typically be on June 30th.
after exit, you will sit for mmed exams in the same year october.
after passing mmed, you will need 1 year to convert to mcfps
then spend another 2 years for the fellowship program (fcfps)
to be fm con, you need the fcfps.
Is fm residency competitive in Singapore?

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Old 21-02-2019, 05:08 PM
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I am currently a medical student (final year) in UK. Planning to return to sg to work as I am peg holder. I am interested in medicine in the long run. I was wondering how difficult is it to get IM residency and what is the job prospects for IM residents? (Noted that AC jobs are tough to get, what happens if an IM resident don't get an AC job or even Sr job at the end of their training? Do they go back to mopex??)

I don't have special interest in any of the subspec, so will be happy to do the less popular subspec (eg gen med) where there are higher chance of getting jobs. I thought of mopex for a few years to find what subspec I like but worried that this will affect my career progression if I enter residency late. (Will already be 27 years old when I return..)

Any advice?
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Is fm residency competitive in Singapore?
4 to 5applicants for each position.
Historically was easy to get in. The past two to three years became very difficult.
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I am currently a medical student (final year) in UK. Planning to return to sg to work as I am peg holder. I am interested in medicine in the long run. I was wondering how difficult is it to get IM residency and what is the job prospects for IM residents? (Noted that AC jobs are tough to get, what happens if an IM resident don't get an AC job or even Sr job at the end of their training? Do they go back to mopex??)

I don't have special interest in any of the subspec, so will be happy to do the less popular subspec (eg gen med) where there are higher chance of getting jobs. I thought of mopex for a few years to find what subspec I like but worried that this will affect my career progression if I enter residency late. (Will already be 27 years old when I return..)

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Moderate difficulty 2 applicants for each position. Yes official stand is mohh can only pay you for one year as a service registrar post exit. After that year, you have to go back to mopex. In reality, Hosp will employ you as a senior rp or staff physician, and you wait till an AC post opens.

As long as they don't take in too many residents. There will be ac jobs in the long run.

Some times candidates are both victims and beneficiaries of the system. A broad quota makes entry easier, but makes finding jobs later harder. The very same loose quota that enables them to join residency fresh from med school without significant experience and portfolio is going to be the same quota that cause them unable to get a job immediately due to oversupply and excess capacity.
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Is fm residency competitive in Singapore?
GP here. Wow so many MOs wanting to join the already saturated GP market. No one wants to be specialists?
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GP here. Wow so many MOs wanting to join the already saturated GP market. No one wants to be specialists?
So both the specialist and gp markets are saturated. Seem that the days when being a doctor is an iron rice bowl are long gone...


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I think most have no qualms about staying an MO in the hospital
Just that income is pitiable for hours worked - one can only dream of an hourly wage in sing

Hence the option of locum & private work
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So both the specialist and gp markets are saturated. Seem that the days when being a doctor is an iron rice bowl are long gone...
how depressing. who wants to do an MO job all their life or be an RP?
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