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Old 27-04-2024, 06:49 PM
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Need some advice - about to finish HO. Should I become a full time locum or stay on and try for residency (probably fam med)? As far as I know around 10-15% of my batch are already planning to break their bond and join chains/aesthetics/full time locum/telemed. Iím worried the flood of locums (around 30++ from my batch alone) will have unintended downstream consequences for the job market and ultimately might be more prudent to stay on. A lot of students are also planning to break bond once they finish HO (from what I have heard). Thanks
Leave, chiong in private, retire early (?45-50) possible if no kids

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Stay, be miserable in public healthcare system (although stable) and see the same toxic people for the rest of your life

You choose your poison

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Old 28-04-2024, 02:20 PM
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I notice all the older GPs and non-procedural public hospital specialists (ie psyche, peds) all live in nice landed property. Is it still possible as an up and coming young doctor?

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I notice all the older GPs and non-procedural public hospital specialists (ie psyche, peds) all live in nice landed property. Is it still possible as an up and coming young doctor?
no. young doctor buy $2 million HDB and stay till die.

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Old 28-04-2024, 02:30 PM
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no. young doctor buy $2 million HDB and stay till die.
So sad and unfair
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Old 28-04-2024, 05:19 PM
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So sad and unfair
Lolz
A few trolls pattern has emerged.

1 always asked about how much he can earn as a specialist eg neurosurgeon, cardiothoracic surgeon
1 always talk about landed property
1 always come and laugh about doctors low pay
1 overseas doc have this magical job that pays a lot but do little.

Oh wait. Maybe all just 1 nia
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Old 28-04-2024, 07:39 PM
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Lolz
A few trolls pattern has emerged.

1 always asked about how much he can earn as a specialist eg neurosurgeon, cardiothoracic surgeon
1 always talk about landed property
1 always come and laugh about doctors low pay
1 overseas doc have this magical job that pays a lot but do little.

Oh wait. Maybe all just 1 nia
Lol nobody so free to troll la. You think doctor can afford landed property nowadays meh
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Old 28-04-2024, 10:03 PM
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So sad and unfair
Era of doctors earning super high pay has long gone.
Insurers suppressing doctors pay.
Salary has not kept up with inflation over the years.
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Lolz
A few trolls pattern has emerged.

1 always asked about how much he can earn as a specialist eg neurosurgeon, cardiothoracic surgeon
1 always talk about landed property
1 always come and laugh about doctors low pay
1 overseas doc have this magical job that pays a lot but do little.

Oh wait. Maybe all just 1 nia
There is more than 1 overseas doc for sure. I am one.
Some of the posts about overseas work is not me howevet
My job pays well and I work for it.
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Old 29-04-2024, 06:25 AM
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There is more than 1 overseas doc for sure. I am one.
Some of the posts about overseas work is not me howevet
My job pays well and I work for it.
You are THE ONE overseas doctor always trolling here
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Old 29-04-2024, 03:10 PM
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Era of doctors earning super high pay has long gone.
Insurers suppressing doctors pay.
Salary has not kept up with inflation over the years.
To be fair most Drs pay is still above average in Singapore.
Even fm Drs earn close to 200k/year. (The lowest paid Dr or all specialities).
It is just unfortunate that in sg now, an above average salary can't get you an above average lifestyle anymore.

From the perspective of a single, above average lifestyle = own 2 ocr condos, 2-3 holidays a year (fly in business class), regular restaurant meals etc.

Of course, we can still afford an average lifestyle (hdb, hawker meals regularly, 2-3 holidays a year in economy class etc)

So it's not so much that we are paid poorly compared to older generation of Drs, just that inflation has eroded into our QOL.
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