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Old 16-12-2019, 01:17 PM
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I just reviewed the SMC guidelines to obtain full registration.

The Govt makes it quite difficult for foreign-trained specialists to practice in SG. No wonder so few specialists from more developed countries like Australia/US/Canada, and so many from less developed countries.
Not true. To qualify for specialist in singapore, you need to hold to relevant qualifications from singapore, uk, australia, america or canada, or europe.

Post graduate training from non western country is not recognised. As such there are ZERO specialist doctors from less developed countries who are specialist in singapore.

There are many foreign doctors from less developed countries who are practising in specialist in their home countries but is willing to do non specialist work in singapore is because of money.

Sg pays better

The reason few caucasian specialist from foreign countries is because western country pays better.

So at end of day is $$$.

If we accept specialist qualifications from the world the local docs will complain. But international practice usually is insular and protective

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Will anyone be able to list some jobs that accept medical graduates outside of being a doctor?

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Not true. To qualify for specialist in singapore, you need to hold to relevant qualifications from singapore, uk, australia, america or canada, or europe.

Post graduate training from non western country is not recognised. As such there are ZERO specialist doctors from less developed countries who are specialist in singapore.

There are many foreign doctors from less developed countries who are practising in specialist in their home countries but is willing to do non specialist work in singapore is because of money.

Sg pays better

The reason few caucasian specialist from foreign countries is because western country pays better.

So at end of day is $$$.

If we accept specialist qualifications from the world the local docs will complain. But international practice usually is insular and protective
I would say American Doctors work as hard as us, but have about 2-3x the pay. Singapore Docs all pay like **** and work like ****. Very pathetic since we’re also taking docs from third world that use us as a backup in case they can’t make it to first world countries like America and Australia. The only thing going for us is lower tax rates but there’s no point when you’re paid like **** anyways.

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Seeing the current climate in medicine both locally and overseas (UK/Aus), I really feel like making the switch to dentistry. Any input on this? Currently a pre clinical Med student.
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Seeing the current climate in medicine both locally and overseas (UK/Aus), I really feel like making the switch to dentistry. Any input on this? Currently a pre clinical Med student.
Switch to gynaecologist best. Everyday can see chio girls naked
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Is it really that bad for SG doctors? Most of us have the impression that doctors earn alot though. Mind sharing more on your annual compensation and experience?

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I would say American Doctors work as hard as us, but have about 2-3x the pay. Singapore Docs all pay like **** and work like ****. Very pathetic since we’re also taking docs from third world that use us as a backup in case they can’t make it to first world countries like America and Australia. The only thing going for us is lower tax rates but there’s no point when you’re paid like **** anyways.
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How do HOs and MOs stay awake during calls?

Take caffeine tablets?
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Is it really that bad for SG doctors? Most of us have the impression that doctors earn alot though. Mind sharing more on your annual compensation and experience?
I guess he’s not wrong when talking about concrete earnings. But if you factor in things like taxes which is higher in America and malpractice insurance, I would say it is about the same. So in a way it makes sense to compensate Doctors more in America since if they’re earning the same as if they’re in Singapore, then they would more or less be earning peanuts. If you calculate the income tax rate through online US tax calculators you would find that the take home pay is just max 130k+ for family physician and if you factor in the malpractice insurance, the number further drops by a significant amount. So on paper it is good, but in reality, the numbers adds up both in Singapore and America I would say.

There was a Canadian doctor here in the recent pages, yes he works like 4 days a week and earns a good amount. Consultant Doctors (excluding a significant minority) would tend to enjoy such a life.

To me, as long as you’re a decent doctor who has his intentions in the right place, would do well for himself in any first world country. Including Singapore.


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How do HOs and MOs stay awake during calls?

Take caffeine tablets?
Can you fall asleep while you are running around doing changes? Answering your pager that keeps ringing non stop?

The question should be how can they get any sleep when on call?

The answer is never sleep!
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Seeing the current climate in medicine both locally and overseas (UK/Aus), I really feel like making the switch to dentistry. Any input on this? Currently a pre clinical Med student.
are you australian med student or what?

only switch if you can get nus dentistry, getting difficult to find job in dentistry as overseas grad with new SDC restrictions without connections. with UK degree can work in UK easily though, don't think you can stay in AUS with aus degree.
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