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Old 09-12-2023, 12:59 AM
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Everytime I see my boss earn my 1 mths clinic assistant pay in 5 minutes I wished I studied harder in school...

Super huat...

but of course...work like a dog also...

On a good day can see 25 ppl... end of day count money easy $20k/day...

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Default Aesthetics doctor - pros and cons

Hello would just like to understand the pros and cons of aesthetics medicine. A part of me is wondering why all of my colleagues are talking about breaking bond and being an aesthetics doctor. I've seen people touting that aesthetic medicine salary is really good ($20k onwards) while stating the cons being that the patients are unreasonable. However, may I know if there are other pros/cons about it?

How on earth do you even go about being an aesthetics doctor? And with the recent surge of people towards aesthetics, wouldnt there eventually be a stagnation in the market?

Thanks for taking the time to read this!

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At one point in my MO life I was getting very burned out and finally came to the conclusion that I didn't want to do the specialty I'd been aiming at since med school. Switched to a completely different specialty altogether and it's made all the difference for me. Much better fit for me in terms of personality, interest, job scope, etc. Not without its challenges, but was definitely the right move for me.

Just mentioning this as I never considered an alternative specialty until I had a talk with a senior I respect/trust about career options and choices and this was a suggestion that came out of that talk.

Now that I'm a bit older I know quite a few people who have changed their choice of specialties/subspecialties or eventually decided not to go down the specialist route, and they generally seem happy with their decision.

Hope things get better for you, sometimes it's just a matter of getting through a bad posting and things might look better once you're in another posting...
Just don't do Fam Med can liao.

Pass exams already but the knowledge is unusable since GP patients are simple and OPS no time to see at specialist level anyway.

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Just don't do Fam Med can liao.

Pass exams already but the knowledge is unusable since GP patients are simple and OPS no time to see at specialist level anyway.
This I agree 100%!

But is good to have the credentials and experience.


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Congrats our new MMEDER!
1. Yes can, can email college/meeical schools
2. Yes there are many GPs who have completed fellowship.

Glad you have your goal in mind, mind asking where you’re headed for now?
Diff clinics have diff support from what i have heard.
Planning to join a large gp group. Not sure if these large groups like rmg/shenton/Fullerton need fcfps or am I better pursing a mph or mba


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Hello would just like to understand the pros and cons of aesthetics medicine. A part of me is wondering why all of my colleagues are talking about breaking bond and being an aesthetics doctor. I've seen people touting that aesthetic medicine salary is really good ($20k onwards) while stating the cons being that the patients are unreasonable. However, may I know if there are other pros/cons about it?

How on earth do you even go about being an aesthetics doctor? And with the recent surge of people towards aesthetics, wouldnt there eventually be a stagnation in the market?

Thanks for taking the time to read this!
Pros:

Growing Demand: There is a growing demand for aesthetic procedures in Singapore, driven by an increasing emphasis on beauty and wellness.

High Earning Potential: Aesthetic medicine practitioners often have the potential for high earning, especially if they build a reputable practice with a loyal client base.

Diverse Patient Base: Singapore is a multicultural society, and aesthetic medicine professionals may have the opportunity to work with a diverse patient base.

Advanced Technology and Training: Singapore is known for its advanced medical facilities and technologies, providing practitioners access to cutting-edge equipment and training.

Networking Opportunities: Being part of the medical community in Singapore can provide ample networking opportunities, which can be beneficial for career growth.

Cons:

Regulatory Challenges: Aesthetic medicine is a highly regulated field, and practitioners must adhere to strict guidelines. Keeping up with regulatory changes and compliance can be challenging.

Intense Competition: Singapore has a competitive market for aesthetic services. Building a successful practice may require significant effort and marketing.

High Overhead Costs: Setting up and maintaining an aesthetic clinic can involve high overhead costs, including rent, staff salaries, and equipment expenses.

Ethical Considerations: Some ethical concerns may arise in aesthetic medicine, especially with regard to patient expectations and the pressure to conform to certain beauty standards.

Continuous Learning: To stay relevant and competitive, practitioners must invest time and resources in continuous learning and staying updated on the latest advancements in aesthetic procedures.

Potential Legal Risks: Aesthetic procedures carry some level of risk, and practitioners may face legal challenges if patients are dissatisfied or if complications arise.

Before pursuing a career in aesthetic medicine in Singapore or any other location, it's crucial to conduct thorough research, stay informed about industry developments, and consider the regulatory landscape. Additionally, networking with established professionals in the field can provide valuable insights and guidance.

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Planning to join a large gp group. Not sure if these large groups like rmg/shenton/Fullerton need fcfps or am I better pursing a mph or mba
What track you want to do?
Suggest talking to the group director.
I would suggest MBA part time, do now.
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What track you want to do?
Suggest talking to the group director.
I would suggest MBA part time, do now.
I am thinking of education/admin track. Just that I am not sure if you need fcfp for these tracks in private sector.
Admin- perhaps MBA/mph more useful esp in private sector?
Education - can always email college or nus/ntu to apply as tutor. Also not sure if fcfp is needed.

Just thinking as you don't want to be doing degree for the sake of it. (You want to ensure that it is relevant and useful to your eventual end goal.)
My end goal is to take on some administrative responsibilities with a large gp group- be it something small like physician lead, pcn team lead, or more advanced roles like deputy/medical director in the medium-long term (if I am deemed capable enough of course) + perhaps do some teaching on the side (maybe with the college as a gdfm/mmed tutor or as a ntu/nus tutor for e.g)
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I am thinking of education/admin track. Just that I am not sure if you need fcfp for these tracks in private sector.
Admin- perhaps MBA/mph more useful esp in private sector?
Education - can always email college or nus/ntu to apply as tutor. Also not sure if fcfp is needed.

Just thinking as you don't want to be doing degree for the sake of it. (You want to ensure that it is relevant and useful to your eventual end goal.)
My end goal is to take on some administrative responsibilities with a large gp group- be it something small like physician lead, pcn team lead, or more advanced roles like deputy/medical director in the medium-long term (if I am deemed capable enough of course) + perhaps do some teaching on the side (maybe with the college as a gdfm/mmed tutor or as a ntu/nus tutor for e.g)
private where got education track?
u go teach with colleague is own time own target one. not counted in your work.
u want take NTU/ NUS student , just email them. Year 3 student on their FM rotation attach to you for 1 week. But to be honest, no time to teach properly one.

in private FCFP no use one la. Only raffles have 2 or 3 FCFP and in the words of their medical director -> this is so that we can sit at the tables with the big boys to participate in policy discussion. In private , money talks. You bring in the revenue, u are good. Nothing else matter. Just MBBS, if u can somehow see 150 patient a day and everyone gets billed 100 bucks and leave happy, confirm u will be happy with your end end bonus ( at which point, u better just open your own clinic liao -> 15K revenue a day, ahaha)

u want real education/ admin track, stay in public.
private only has one real track -> make money track.
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I'm 25 at the moment and got an offer to study medicine at Trinity College Dublin. I'll graduate when I'm 31. My goal is to return to SG to practice, as my school is recognised by SMC. Pls advice. I got a scholarship to study engineering in the USA as well. I really have a passion for medicine and want a stable career. Is there any cutoff age for residency in Singapore?
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