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Today 01:10 AM
Unregistered Currently a junior mo here. Still thinking between IM and FM as a long term career choice. Have no special interest in any of the subspec, so will prob aim for gen med if I do enter IM.
Was wondering which is a better choice in terms of demand, career progression/job opportunities and work/life balance in the long run?
Yesterday 10:52 PM
Unregistered Toronto seems more expensive

Calgary is much much better!

Indices Difference Info
Consumer Prices in Calgary are 14.46% lower than in Singapore
Consumer Prices Including Rent in Calgary are 31.39% lower than in Singapore
Rent Prices in Calgary are 55.39% lower than in Singapore
Restaurant Prices in Calgary are 15.41% higher than in Singapore
Groceries Prices in Calgary are 7.69% lower than in Singapore
Local Purchasing Power in Calgary is 38.89% higher than in Singapore
Yesterday 10:50 PM
Unregistered
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It depends on whether or not the physician is incorporated. Assuming a non-incorporated physician, 400k becomes 300k (pre-tax) after 25% overhead, and 300k becomes 175k (after tax)

The poster had described his immigration experience quite extensively previously so I won't belabour the point. Essentially, you would have to apply to become a Canadian PR, write the necessary board exams (MCCEE, MCCQE 1 & 2) and complete a 2-year residency.
That's seems pretty simple!

Cost of living is lower in Canada

Indices Difference Info
Consumer Prices in Toronto are 7.02% lower than in Singapore
Consumer Prices Including Rent in Toronto are 12.42% lower than in Singapore
Rent Prices in Toronto are 20.07% lower than in Singapore
Restaurant Prices in Toronto are 23.49% higher than in Singapore
Groceries Prices in Toronto are 3.13% higher than in Singapore
Local Purchasing Power in Toronto is 1.42% lower than in Singapore
Yesterday 11:30 AM
Unregistered
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Hi,

I just wanted to understand how long does it take for a singaporean male to finish specialisation and the bond?

Graduate from NUS (male ns) - 26 yo
Residency....
Specialisation....
Bond....

What's the average age for a singaporean male to complete the above
Bonds starts once u finish ho. So about 5 years
To take into a specialty of your choice about 5 years.
Both bond and trying to get into a specialty of choice runs concurrently.

At end of five years, u should have secured a trainee position.
Most residency programs run from 5-6 years

So i would say 5+6 = 11
So by 37 u should able to complete it
Yesterday 11:12 AM
Unregistered
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Wow! so that's about $250k a year?

How do I go to Canada to be a family physician?
It depends on whether or not the physician is incorporated. Assuming a non-incorporated physician, 400k becomes 300k (pre-tax) after 25% overhead, and 300k becomes 175k (after tax)

The poster had described his immigration experience quite extensively previously so I won't belabour the point. Essentially, you would have to apply to become a Canadian PR, write the necessary board exams (MCCEE, MCCQE 1 & 2) and complete a 2-year residency.
Yesterday 06:33 AM
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Average family physician in Canada makes around 350-400k/annum before tax and overhead (~25%).
Wow! so that's about $250k a year?

How do I go to Canada to be a family physician?
Yesterday 04:13 AM
Unregistered
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Wow. That's a big move. How is the pay like?
Average family physician in Canada makes around 350-400k/annum before tax and overhead (~25%).
29-05-2020 12:10 AM
Unregistered
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Why dont some of you consider migrating?

I migrated to Canada in 2010.

Took the exams and then did family medicine residency at the University of Calgary. Got my CCFP.

Family Physician now since 2015. I now specialize in Medical Cannabis.

If anyone wants more information let me know
Wow. That's a big move. How is the pay like?
28-05-2020 11:00 PM
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i think the GP route is a pretty low-stress way of making 150 - 200k per annum
You are obviously NOT a GP.
27-05-2020 12:41 PM
Unregistered i think the GP route is a pretty low-stress way of making 150 - 200k per annum
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