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Old 30-08-2019, 11:15 PM
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Hello guys/girls, I'm new here and I have a question regarding working in Singapore/Australia.

Right now I'm an attending consultant in Internal Medicine in India (going to be promoted to associated consultant next march). I finished my MD in Internal Medicine in 2015 in India (my university is not on the Singapore MOH list). I completed my MSC in Clinical Neurology from Sheffield, UK in 2018. I'm starting to do my MRCP next march. I'm thinking about moving abroad, either to Singapore or Australia. Which choice is better, time-wise? Which country will be easier for me to apply to and getting a job?
Unfortunately both are very hard. An indian md is practically useless in both Singapore and Australia. You cant even get a conditional registration in Singapore.

My advice is to pass mrcp quickly. With mrcp you can get a conditional registration. Work as an resident physician in Singapore, build up your portfolio, and jump over to uk.

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Hello guys/girls, I'm new here and I have a question regarding working in Singapore/Australia.

Right now I'm an attending consultant in Internal Medicine in India (going to be promoted to associated consultant next march). I finished my MD in Internal Medicine in 2015 in India (my university is not on the Singapore MOH list). I completed my MSC in Clinical Neurology from Sheffield, UK in 2018. I'm starting to do my MRCP next march. I'm thinking about moving abroad, either to Singapore or Australia. Which choice is better, time-wise? Which country will be easier for me to apply to and getting a job?
Domestically india lack doctors, especially rural communities, so much that recently the indian National Medical Commission (NMC) bill is now about to pass through India parliament.

Rural india do not have enough doctors. Cities as well. If well trained, fully qualified indian doctors are leaving india, it is disastrous for the nation and rural communities.

Developed countries are increasingly recognising the harm when they deprive the nation of much needed medical care, and their ethical responsibility to stop the efflux and brain drain of doctors.

This may even constitute human rights violation of the first degree to encourage emigration of doctors from a place where ratio of doctors to population is 0.62:1000.

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Requesting help from all seniors please. I am really keen and passionate about surgery but looking through this forum I am now disheartened and worried about the prospect of getting into the general surgery residency programme. I studied in the UK and have worked a year in the UK as an FY1. I will be extremely grateful if someone can advise me on whether I should go for surgery despite the bleak prospect of getting in, or is it time for me to think about other specialties such as internal medicine which is statistically easier to get into? Thank you very much

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Requesting help from all seniors please. I am really keen and passionate about surgery but looking through this forum I am now disheartened and worried about the prospect of getting into the general surgery residency programme. I studied in the UK and have worked a year in the UK as an FY1. I will be extremely grateful if someone can advise me on whether I should go for surgery despite the bleak prospect of getting in, or is it time for me to think about other specialties such as internal medicine which is statistically easier to get into? Thank you very much
If you like surgery, just go do MO posting. MOPEX until you can recognised. Go take it mrcs. It will be a while before you can get into residency.

A surgical person is a surgical person. Cannot do medical one. Totally different. If a surgeon manage a medical ward, patients do. If a physician operate on a patient, patient die too.
Different skillsets and interest totally.

While I cannot guarantee u a surgery residency position immediately, nor can I guarantee you a consultant position when you exit Immediately.

Your life is definitely more meaningful if you do the posting u like.

Some might even the staff physician or resident physician scheme if no consultants post available, but your satisfaction of surgery will be there.


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If you like surgery, just go do MO posting. MOPEX until you can recognised. Go take it mrcs. It will be a while before you can get into residency.

A surgical person is a surgical person. Cannot do medical one. Totally different. If a surgeon manage a medical ward, patients do. If a physician operate on a patient, patient die too.
Different skillsets and interest totally.

While I cannot guarantee u a surgery residency position immediately, nor can I guarantee you a consultant position when you exit Immediately.

Your life is definitely more meaningful if you do the posting u like.

Some might even the staff physician or resident physician scheme if no consultants post available, but your satisfaction of surgery will be there.
sounds great!
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s://stats.mom.gov.sg/Pages/Occupational-Wages-Tables2018.aspx

Check this out. Specialist medical practitioner all earning peanuts now compared to a lot other professions according to this survey is this true? So the 75th percentile earns 9k a month and 50th percentile earns 5k?
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s://stats.mom.gov.sg/Pages/Occupational-Wages-Tables2018.aspx

Check this out. Specialist medical practitioner all earning peanuts now compared to a lot other professions according to this survey is this true? So the 75th percentile earns 9k a month and 50th percentile earns 5k?
IRAS coming if this data set comes from the pte sector.

For public if they surveyed junior cons and reg and mo, the pay indeed sounds about right.
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They surveyed more than 1200 of them not sure private of public
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Is having my own small scale online business in singapore considered moonlighting when I start working in the hospital as an MO? Do I have to tell anyone/ mohh about it?
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Is having my own small scale online business in singapore considered moonlighting when I start working in the hospital as an MO? Do I have to tell anyone/ mohh about it?
By right yes.
By left no. And hr aren't so free to check.
But if you go around telling ppl and give interview as an entrepreneur, then no choice to act if directly informed.
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