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Today 02:22 AM
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what is the current anchor GP rate for someone with experience eg) polyclinic exp
I was offered 11-12 k but feeling like low-balled

heard of ppl getting 15k, but so far none offered this
Having experience in polyclinic does not really translate into being a successful GP in terms of $$$ and business.

Neither does being a good GP who follows all the clinical recommendations and does the "correct" thing that is taught by profs and senior drs in institution translate into being a financially successful GP.

In the private GP market, the customers want a friendly accommodating GP who listens to them, does what they want, gives them good results and is reasonable price wise.

The clinical targets and what not KPI stuff you have in Polyclinic means nothing in private sector. Some patients might be even pissed off you "insist" they do this and that when they don't want to.

But still need to practice safely so you dont get in trouble. It's more a balance of pleasing the customer and doing the right things and making money.

Med school and hospital and polyclinic dont teach any of this to anyone.
Yesterday 11:09 PM
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what is the current anchor GP rate for someone with experience eg) polyclinic exp
I was offered 11-12 k but feeling like low-balled

heard of ppl getting 15k, but so far none offered this
11-12k sounds like RMG
What are the hours like.
Cannot compare the monthly pay without comparing hours.
Experience or not, usually not important and doesnít count for much in terms of pay tbh.
As I said - chains just need a minion to warm the seat.
Yesterday 10:29 PM
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what is the current anchor GP rate for someone with experience eg) polyclinic exp
I was offered 11-12 k but feeling like low-balled

heard of ppl getting 15k, but so far none offered this
u what qualifications and experience?
15k is usually hit the ground running gp who can anchor a clinic.
some polyclinic experience think you v skati ?
Yesterday 10:15 PM
Unregistered what is the current anchor GP rate for someone with experience eg) polyclinic exp
I was offered 11-12 k but feeling like low-balled

heard of ppl getting 15k, but so far none offered this
Yesterday 06:02 PM
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Hi guys, HO here who has just started out! After my 5th call I look down the road and realise I don't think I can do this for the rest of my life. I used to have dreams of becoming a cardiologist but looking at the road ahead and the saikang a GM junior MO has to do before fighting for senior residency I don't think it may be worth it anymore. Wanted to ask about what is the best way to plan MOPEX such that I can avoid calls and perhaps have more time for other things? Am sorry, am struggling to adapt
Hey. Donít worry. After the 5th call, most aspiring cardiologist oncologist surgeons etc will wanna quit.
Rough it out first for the first year and donít make your plans now when you are feeling down.
Do your best in your postings, it will serve you well to build a good reputation.

If you want a way out, thereís always a way next time but donít burn your bridges too soon.
Yesterday 05:59 PM
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Does that mean that if you are happy to work for someone and be a minion gp, there is always jobs for you?
Yup. There are plenty of minion GP jobs around.
Regular clinics. Telemedicine. Health screening. Etc etc.
when thereís money to be made, you can be sure minion slave GPs will be needed to run the show and bring in the dough.
Yesterday 11:43 AM
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Thereís always demand everywhere.
Chains want to expand.
People want to open their own clinics and hire.
Businessmen want to open clinics and hire minion GPs.
Does that mean that if you are happy to work for someone and be a minion gp, there is always jobs for you?
Yesterday 02:22 AM
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Hi guys, HO here who has just started out! After my 5th call I look down the road and realise I don't think I can do this for the rest of my life. I used to have dreams of becoming a cardiologist but looking at the road ahead and the saikang a GM junior MO has to do before fighting for senior residency I don't think it may be worth it anymore. Wanted to ask about what is the best way to plan MOPEX such that I can avoid calls and perhaps have more time for other things? Am sorry, am struggling to adapt
Dont worry now is just the 5th call.
U will adapt one

When u become mo is okie alr.
U will be battle hardened.

I was like that too
24-05-2022 11:13 PM
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Hi guys, HO here who has just started out! After my 5th call I look down the road and realise I don't think I can do this for the rest of my life. I used to have dreams of becoming a cardiologist but looking at the road ahead and the saikang a GM junior MO has to do before fighting for senior residency I don't think it may be worth it anymore. Wanted to ask about what is the best way to plan MOPEX such that I can avoid calls and perhaps have more time for other things? Am sorry, am struggling to adapt

Very hard. Looks like you are stuck. But you will adapt and get better. I was suicidal for 3 months for my first HO posting. Lost a lot of weight. Sleepless nights. But things got better with 2nd posting. Choose more senang postings.
24-05-2022 10:08 PM
Unregistered Hi guys, HO here who has just started out! After my 5th call I look down the road and realise I don't think I can do this for the rest of my life. I used to have dreams of becoming a cardiologist but looking at the road ahead and the saikang a GM junior MO has to do before fighting for senior residency I don't think it may be worth it anymore. Wanted to ask about what is the best way to plan MOPEX such that I can avoid calls and perhaps have more time for other things? Am sorry, am struggling to adapt
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