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24-02-2020 02:35 PM
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HOs and MOs, how do you stay awake on 30+h long calls?
do you feel safe during each shift?

do you have to continue work the next day or do you have a day off?
Coffee is the answer... Most people will get the post call afternoon off, but have to work the next day.
To be fair, ho have to endure but once you become a mo, you can always choose slightly easier postings like ops, Ed (if you don't mind shift work) or others like lab medicine, comm hosp which are less brutal on your well being.nlol
23-02-2020 11:52 PM
Unregistered HOs and MOs, how do you stay awake on 30+h long calls?
do you feel safe during each shift?

do you have to continue work the next day or do you have a day off?
17-02-2020 06:53 PM
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May I ask what's the pay range for a family physician with mmed (i.e graduated FM residents) in polyclinic? And how does it compare to GPS outside?


I feel that both are about the same once you consider the weekends and nights off
17-02-2020 06:01 PM
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Usually fm residents continue to stay in polyclinic as they have an mmed.
So they have a comparative advantage over peers with mmed in polyclinic. The pay with mmed and progression is quite respectable and income is not too bad plus dont need to work nights and sun.

Gps are usually gdfms. They go rotate sufficient mopexes see the world locum a bit. Then leave for pte sector.
May I ask what's the pay range for a family physician with mmed (i.e graduated FM residents) in polyclinic? And how does it compare to GPS outside?
17-02-2020 05:31 PM
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Hi all, I have a general question that I would like to ask.
Can I ask how much do people here spend on health insurance per mth? I mean working as a mo made me realize that sg healthcare is super ex, so I am just not sure how much I need to spend on insurance..

Thanks
I spend around 800 dollars a month for insurance, (term, life, critical illness and hospital coverage rider)
Not sure if that is a lot..
17-02-2020 05:16 PM
Unregistered Hi all, I have a general question that I would like to ask.
Can I ask how much do people here spend on health insurance per mth? I mean working as a mo made me realize that sg healthcare is super ex, so I am just not sure how much I need to spend on insurance..

Thanks
15-02-2020 11:01 PM
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Does anyone know about the job prospects for telemedicine?
One month ago it was bad.
But now it Looks good with the pandemic.

I believe face to face consultation will still be the main form of delivery.
But e consult for minor ailment is likely and will gain market share
15-02-2020 10:55 PM
Unregistered Does anyone know about the job prospects for telemedicine?
15-02-2020 09:49 PM
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I'd like to second this question, is anyone here in the family medicine residency and can shed some light on what the subscription situation is like? Is it severely oversubscribed?

I am a British UK graduate wanting to train in Family Medicine in Singapore. I have been offered a job as an MO to start in a couple of months. Does anyone know if foreign nationals are accepted into the Family Medicine Residency programme year-on-year? Do you only get accepted if you have full registration with SMC?

Also is the residency programme the only way to be able to work as a GP in Singapore or are there other training methods available?

Finally, if I were to complete GP Training in UK and move to Singapore afterwards, would that be a more viable option? Could I go straight into working as a GP there or would I have to go back to working at MO level in order to get full registration?

Sorry for the multitude of questions but I appreciate any answers! Thanks
Not sure about FM, but lots of residencies need citizenship or at least PR to get into noawadays.

As of now to be a GP:
finish medical school -> HO/F1 -> MO/SHO level until you get full registration (no training programme, essentially trying to aim for F2 jobs that will make you a better GP) -> leave to become GP. You can do a graduate diploma (GDFM) as well
or
finish medical school -> HO -> MO -> FM residency

From what I heard the first route might change in time but not too sure

Not sure about UK post CCT GP to singapore GP, I think it should be possible but will have to work in public polyclinics till you get full registration. If you google "family medicine singapore mrcgp", I believe MRCGP can get you admission as a member of the college of family medicine physicians.

From what I know, you have you have to be a Singaporean citizen to be a private GP (along with full registration).

Not sure why you want to come to singapore, are you of Asian descent or have family here? While UK GPs are already struggling with their 10 min slots, GPs in the public polyclinics can see 50 patients a morning. GP is quite popular now that residency for other specialties have over recruited, so there could be more difficulty getting a private clinic job in the future.
There is no EWTD to protect you here either as a MO, you will be slogging it out hard with 30h on-calls, and also have to learn the local languages for history taking. Without citizenship it might also be hard to get full registration.

UK GP is a pretty good job if you locum, even salaried GP is not too bad. Alternatively, finish UK GP and go to Australia, NZ or Canada, those are probably better gigs than Singapore.

I advise you to read all 100 pages of this thread, you will get a better insight into Singapore's working life, although there is a fair bit of spam and idiots replying.
12-02-2020 12:17 AM
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We now got 5.7million.
7 million is an 1.3million or 22% increase

Where got 50% unless u expect a wipe out of 1million pop, bringing back to 4.7 million.
Then increase will be 50%
ok lah. my bad. not a 50% increase. "only" 22% increase.

another 1.3million in that tiny red dot is still going to be A LOT OF PEOPLE! Seriously!

good luck!
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