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Consider family medicine as a career path, encourages Singapore MOH
 

Consider family medicine as a career path, encourages Singapore MOH

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Associate Professor Benjamin Ong, Health Ministry's Director of Medical Services, relayed the need for medical students to choose family medicine for their respective future careers. This is in line with the country’s growing ageing population and, thus, the requirement for more generalist doctors.
 
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30 Aug 2017 - General
 
Chih Chiang Nieh Thank you for sharing the current medical system in Singapore. It is sad that young doctors cannot pursue their passion as the reality of not being able to practice looms over their decision-making. I hope that the system is reviewed fairly and consider the welfare of the younger generation. It is a crime to waste the talents of many brilliant young doctors because the system does not give equal...
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Chih Chiang Nieh Thank you for sharing how the medical system works in Singapore. I would like to clarify what you said about a specialist's practice being dependent on the job available. Does this mean that a specialist cannot work for the field he/she trained in if there are no jobs available? What about opening a private clinic or starting a private practice to bypass the system? It sounds unfair that a t...
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