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Old 11-12-2023, 03:52 AM
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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?
I'm 31, completed my residency and now practising independently in the US. If finances and career trajectory are your main goals, I would advise against pursuing medicine.

I have friends who are SWEs in big tech and I believe there is more opportunities to branch out, especially if you're open to start ups. I feel like they can make larger impact on humanity than I can.

Furthermore, the opportunity cost for me to join a startup is too big, since I will be giving up almost half a million of salary a year. However, I truly enjoy my work caring for patients, derive fulfillment in my work, and feel adequately compensated for my work. Hope this helps.

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Old 11-12-2023, 03:57 AM
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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?
I do not think there is a cut off age for residency in Singapore. I have seen ppl in their late 30s doing residency. However, I would say most starts about 27-30?
If you follow this forum, you would see that 'most' of the time, the argument is about money vs passion and by passion it means to pursue sub-specialty training. Will you be at a disadvantage coming back at 31 to start medical career? The answer is probably no; provided you are able to shine or integrate fast, because sometimes, getting into residency is as much about knowing the people and system as being an outstanding medical officer.

I don't think i can advise you on medicine vs engineering. It is two vastly different work and pathway. However, if you are someone who enjoys and opens about working with different people and in different countries, maybe engineering is better because i believe it is not that strict to work in other countries with engineering degree than a medical degree due to licensing issues.

Hope this helps! Good luck!

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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?
Why 25 so old?
Erm even you study engineering you will
Lag behind urs peers in US by 6 years?

I mean sg ppl finish A level at 18
Usa high school also finish abt 18

Were u in prison from 18-25?
And sat exam as prison candidate?

Like you accidentally commit murder
Eg the rvhs boy?

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Old 11-12-2023, 01:37 PM
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Why 25 so old?
Erm even you study engineering you will
Lag behind urs peers in US by 6 years?

I mean sg ppl finish A level at 18
Usa high school also finish abt 18

Were u in prison from 18-25?
And sat exam as prison candidate?

Like you accidentally commit murder
Eg the rvhs boy?
Wtf logic.
If go ite then poly
After finish ns is 25 what.
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Old 11-12-2023, 01:38 PM
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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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Wtf logic.
If go ite then poly
After finish ns is 25 what.
While I applaud the Normal technical to n level to
Nitec to higher Nitec to poly dip route

Usually the high ses ppl will boarding school in uk if fail psle

The op was saying he got offer at trinity dublin college
Half a million dollars

Means he is high ses

So i don't understand why at age 25

Coz since he is rich he sold enroll at age 18 to 20
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Old 11-12-2023, 03:41 PM
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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?
Not to be discriminatory
I only take in residents with 3 years experience
And under age of 30
Ie. They should grad abt 26 or 27.

Reason being I need them to do EOD calls
Put in 100% effort
Survive without sleep for 42 hours
Say you heard right
You need to be able operate post call



In fact I have bad experience with those Duke MD
They v lazy and don't work as hard as young mbbs

But I do give chance if they can demonstrate they r fit
Like min ippt gold
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Question about RP in Singapore

I graduated in Australia, worked for 6+ years, most recently as locum gen med RP for last 2 years.

Need to come back SG to work/register due family reasons.

Got an idea from a friend about the work involved, but wondering what's the remuneration like for PGY7 Internal Med RP. Abit pai seh to ask in person.
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Question about RP in Singapore

I graduated in Australia, worked for 6+ years, most recently as locum gen med RP for last 2 years.

Need to come back SG to work/register due family reasons.

Got an idea from a friend about the work involved, but wondering what's the remuneration like for PGY7 Internal Med RP. Abit pai seh to ask in person.
if u just do locum daily rate ish $150 a day just locum for GP clinics, unless u are looking at RP at govt hospitals?


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if u just do locum daily rate ish $150 a day just locum for GP clinics, unless u are looking at RP at govt hospitals?
Yeah this is RP for government hospital. Also I don't think can do locum work on a conditional registration. Need to wait 1 year to get full registration.
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