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Old 20-09-2023, 10:09 PM
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So when is the official announcement ?
Honestly donít think itís going to come this year

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Old 20-09-2023, 10:29 PM
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What has the world come to?
When I was m2, I wanted to save the world
The m2's are getting more realistic and informed.
Not like you idealistic daft.

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Old 20-09-2023, 11:52 PM
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Whom/Where did u hear this from? This is unlikely as there was just a recent pay review for MO/MO/Reg whereas poly was not reviewed, hence now poly pay is being reviewed, they need to retain ppl as someone has to run healthier sg
******** la. stop posting unfounded information.

The true ppl already know when and how much

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Old 21-09-2023, 09:22 AM
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Hi seniors, currently 2nd year in Med School. A non insignificant proportion of my batch mates now aspire to be aesthetic Med Drs. However, it seems that one does not need a medical degree to be able to do these procedures that beauticians probably can do as well. Am I missing something here? Why spend 5 years to get a medical degree just to become a glorified beautician?

Because the returns are just much faster to realise compared to the traditional path of medical specialisation. I can speak for my batch of GS, some have resigned and are now practising aesthetic medicine.

It is possible to make quarter of a million within a year of joining an aesthetic chain, and upwards of half a million with 5 years of aesthetic experience. Many of the top performers then strike out on their own. Itís very possible to rake in over a million in a year before the age of 40. Popularity is what it all matters.
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Because the returns are just much faster to realise compared to the traditional path of medical specialisation. I can speak for my batch of GS, some have resigned and are now practising aesthetic medicine.

It is possible to make quarter of a million within a year of joining an aesthetic chain, and upwards of half a million with 5 years of aesthetic experience. Many of the top performers then strike out on their own. Itís very possible to rake in over a million in a year before the age of 40. Popularity is what it all matters.
I think it is not likely to get 1 million
The competition is strong
If u work for somebody is just 250-300k
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Old 21-09-2023, 10:06 AM
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Dun disagree.
There is no value in primary care as a employee
Health systems like you cos u are cheap .
Dun get suckered into doing ops or primary care.
Dun bother to do FM despite what everyone is selling you
Even chin chai do AIM or geri u get specialist badge
Got Minons to do your job in hospital
Run clinic 2 to 3 sessions nia
Got time drink kopi at 10am if no clinic

Guai Gaui 2 years get con
Help with some project another 4 years get SC
Then chillax all the way liao.

Ops u see patient all day.
Everything also step down to primary care
System want healthier sg also primary care
CDM also primary care.
Speciality busy create pathway for primary care to manage
Seem to be doing the bulk of the job but getting paid peanuts
and getting squeeze on all front and no recognition.

What for man
Dun want or cannot get into speciality dun go do FM la
Straight go gp land and see urti, msk , eczema
Simpler and make more money
Completely agree. FM and MMed was a waste of time.
System is crap. Just get out, have the autonomy to treat patients properly and earn decent money. Either that or specialise.
Donít waste time doing MMed and working in OPS / primary care. Itís a total hellhole with no satisfaction.
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Old 21-09-2023, 10:26 AM
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******** la. stop posting unfounded information.

The true ppl already know when and how much
Really? Circular is out?
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Old 21-09-2023, 01:54 PM
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Really? Circular is out?
Ya circular out
Polyclinic pay cut 50%
Specialist pay increase 20%
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Old 21-09-2023, 02:59 PM
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Ya circular out
Polyclinic pay cut 50%
Specialist pay increase 20%
Sounds about right.

Also, public not happy wait so long to see lokun. Got to camp 10pm every night to book appointment and might not get. So now polyclinic need to do calls from 6pm to 10pm daily to clear backlog.
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Old 21-09-2023, 08:39 PM
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Sounds about right.

Also, public not happy wait so long to see lokun. Got to camp 10pm every night to book appointment and might not get. So now polyclinic need to do calls from 6pm to 10pm daily to clear backlog.
Actually they should consider expanding opening hours
Primary care should not close at 5pm.

Opening longer hours allows people to see their dr
Without having to take time off fron work.
Go after work.
This will take sone pressure off A&E too.
MOH should order OPS to open till 10pm.
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