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Today 09:21 PM
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But he is local born sinkie that is moving back?
Generally sinkie patients dont discriminate against amdk, only ceca, due to pinkerton effect
That's not what I have seen and read.

Remember those mask drinking beer on boat quay?
Today 08:44 PM
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Singaporeans have started to be more xenophobic. They are against foreigners going to Singapore to take up jobs.

So be prepared to face some hostility when you move to Singapore.
But he is local born sinkie that is moving back?
Generally sinkie patients dont discriminate against amdk, only ceca, due to pinkerton effect
Today 02:04 PM
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Singapore is also towards a more democratic society as the polls show.
Hopefully sinkies both extreme ends with their quality education can recognise the need to be less extreme in their views.

Peaceful civil society.
Singaporeans have started to be more xenophobic. They are against foreigners going to Singapore to take up jobs.

So be prepared to face some hostility when you move to Singapore.
Today 09:32 AM
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My partner is very disturbed by the unrest in the US in the recent times and the ramifications of these unrest over the next few years. She does not feel safe raising our family in an environment like that...
Singapore is also towards a more democratic society as the polls show.
Hopefully sinkies both extreme ends with their quality education can recognise the need to be less extreme in their views.

Peaceful civil society.
Today 01:07 AM
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All the best to you and your family.

Each system has its own problems and benefits.

I would say the requirements of your personal life decide where you should practice.
My partner is very disturbed by the unrest in the US in the recent times and the ramifications of these unrest over the next few years. She does not feel safe raising our family in an environment like that...
07-07-2020 11:12 PM
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Thanks. Appreciate the wise words.
You are welcome.

I wish you all the best in your move to SG.

BTW I am the FM in Calgary.

Cheers!
07-07-2020 10:03 PM
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Most doctors will usually stay where they trained. They are familiar with the system. They have built their contacts. Professionally it makes sense. It also takes a lot of effort and work to get licenced in another jurisdiction. Even within the same country eg USA, Canada, Australia you need to register with the state or provincial college. And they would ask for letters of reference, letters from the current college. It is a hassle.

Doctors usually move to a new country for personal reasons. eg family. Spouse has found work in another country. Extended family situation requires a move.

Very seldom is it for monetary reasons. Especially if you are talking about a doctor who is doing clinical work seeing patients, operating etc.

The fact that you are thinking of moving probably means you have strong personal/family reasons to do so. And you are trying to justify to yourself and reassure yourself that a move to Singapore will at least not be a downgrade on your career, and also convince yourself that it might be an upgrade.

For doctors moving from 3rd world to first world countries, there is no such dilemma. The problem is often more one of whether they can even get registration to practice in the new country.

Now for doctors moving from 1st world countries to a maybe pretty new 1st world or 3rd world country they often wonder if the move will hurt their career.

Don't think too much. If you need to move you gotta move. Make the best of it. If it doesn't work out you can always move back.
Thanks. Appreciate the wise words.
06-07-2020 01:08 PM
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Silly question here.
Currently a ho working in a covid ward, managing patients who are covid positive.
We wear full ppe during our encounters with these covid patients.

Can I ask, whenever we go to restaurant or public facilities, we are asked to declare if we come into contact with covid positive patients in last 14 days. Are we allowed to say no (otherwise we won't be allowed entry) given that we are in full ppe?
Say it as it is.

Yes. I work in covid ward. So I come into contact with covid positive patient every day. But I wear full PPE.

You are supposed to get free meals and proclaimed a hero.
06-07-2020 12:50 PM
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Depends on the hospital. But generally.... Prepare to work weekends and have jam packed clinics 20-30 patients per session as outpatient. Inpatient service is slightly less busy but you will have sickies. Many many many referrals mostly for knee pain ankle pain or raised ESR with very little effort put into the referral per se... some Hospitals have middle grades and others donít. My cluster rheumies see about 3-5 blues a day on weekdays, Can hit 8-10 on a Monday or Friday.

Pay wise 15K is a good ballpark figure.
15k including base salary + allowance? How's the year end bonus usually like?
06-07-2020 12:23 PM
Unregistered Silly question here.
Currently a ho working in a covid ward, managing patients who are covid positive.
We wear full ppe during our encounters with these covid patients.

Can I ask, whenever we go to restaurant or public facilities, we are asked to declare if we come into contact with covid positive patients in last 14 days. Are we allowed to say no (otherwise we won't be allowed entry) given that we are in full ppe?
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