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Today 01:03 AM
Unregistered Hi everyone!
Firstly, hope everyone and their families are safe and sound. And thank you to everyone here who is working hard day and night!

I'm a returning IMG, non-PEG holder who is due to start work in July. After scouring through this forum, I'm becoming increasingly worried about our futures in SG

Would just like to ask a few questions the seniors here about HO and residency application here, if anyone is able to answer them:

1. What factors do the SIs prioritise in applicants? HO/MOPEX performance? Supervisor references? Undergrad results?

2. What can I do to increase my chances during HO/MOPEX in terms of obtaining a position?

3. Any tips on how to become a good HO?

I'm currently interested in Internal Medicine and then, with fingers crossed, I'm hoping to enter Palliative/Med Onco thereafter.

Many many thanks to anyone who is taking their time to answer the questions!
26-03-2020 08:41 AM
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Does MO pay increase over the years eg PGY2 vs PGY5? Assuming I don’t get into residency (let’s be realistic); but if we do get into residency how much will the pay change? Bf and I are applying for bto and since we’re still undergrads, we’ll be going for deferred income assessment. Our worry is that when they assess our income for grants and loans 5 years later, we’re not sure if we will hit the limit or get very minimal grants. Any advice? Thanks
Pay increase by 2-3 % yearly, 3-4% if you perform well
22-03-2020 02:42 PM
Unregistered Does MO pay increase over the years eg PGY2 vs PGY5? Assuming I don’t get into residency (let’s be realistic); but if we do get into residency how much will the pay change? Bf and I are applying for bto and since we’re still undergrads, we’ll be going for deferred income assessment. Our worry is that when they assess our income for grants and loans 5 years later, we’re not sure if we will hit the limit or get very minimal grants. Any advice? Thanks
19-03-2020 05:59 PM
Unregistered Hi everyone, img here graduating this year. Got peg, hence coming back. Interested in fm vs im
Can I check if there are significant difference in the work culture between the 3 major clusters/hospitals (nuh vs sgh vs ttsh)
Asking from a IM/FM perspective, and more on a junior doctor (ho/mo level)
16-03-2020 06:00 PM
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Maybe not frontline enough. U must ppe at the ed entrance to qualify?
I work in NCID though I didn't get the extra pay
14-03-2020 10:41 PM
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Did the government not announced that healthcare workers at the frontline will get around 1 month extra pay? Why is it that it is not reflected in our pay this month
Maybe not frontline enough. U must ppe at the ed entrance to qualify?
14-03-2020 09:56 PM
Unregistered Did the government not announced that healthcare workers at the frontline will get around 1 month extra pay? Why is it that it is not reflected in our pay this month
14-03-2020 01:28 AM
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Currently a mo (mopex), just curious, given that the covid 19 situation is going to last for around a year (based on the opinion of various experts and government around the world, including PM Lee), does that mean we are stuck in our current posting for the whole of the year?? (Since we are not allowed to cross clusters or hospitals)
Yes. Back during SARS they did this as well.

I was in GS SGH at that time. They extended the MOPEX postings. Until all clear then we made the changes.

So you could be stuck where you are for longer and depends when the Covid19 situation blows over.
13-03-2020 11:28 AM
Unregistered Currently a mo (mopex), just curious, given that the covid 19 situation is going to last for around a year (based on the opinion of various experts and government around the world, including PM Lee), does that mean we are stuck in our current posting for the whole of the year?? (Since we are not allowed to cross clusters or hospitals)
13-03-2020 10:37 AM
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36 hours if you come at 6am and leave at 6pm the following day.

But now life v good. They go post call at 12pm next day. So just 30hours

But then they also dont really come at 6am. More of come at 7am so 29hours.

Usually they will have at least 3-4 meal breaks of half to 1 hour each. So become 26hours.

Plus they talk cock sing song in MO room so minus 2-3 hours, so 23 hours.

Then on call, they go back call room to catch forty winks, so minus another 2-3hours, so 20hours.

So the 30+ hours is overestimate. My own experience is about 20 working hours per call.
Granted you are physically in hosp for that 30hours but you are only working or about 20 or less.
wa, let me know which hospital/department this is in. comm hosp?
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