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MOH reviews residency programme – encouraging “generalists” over specialists for holistic patient care
 

MOH reviews residency programme – encouraging “generalists” over specialists for holistic patient care

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The Singapore Ministry of Health (MOH) is reviewing the US-styled residency programme, which was introduced in 2010, to ensure local adaptation – further encouraging more general practitioners to cater to the ageing population.
 
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8 Oct 2017 - General
 
"Doctors have shared about the practicality of having the US-styled residency programme in the country, observing the differences in common diseases in Singapore and in the US — which explains why certain elements of the US-styled residency programme may not work well here. For instance, diseases like diabetes and dengue haemorrhagic fever are more commonly observed in Singapore than in the US." It is true that the epidemiology of diseases are different in Singapore from USA, but that ...
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