Residency in Singapore

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hellomd2

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    I'm curious as well. I was under the impression that the exit qualifications were MRCP/MRCS and US board exams (for the ACGME-I accredited programs)?

    Wouldn't that lend itself to a more flexible path to overseas training?

    Anyone with experience?
     

    xm105

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      Do you have any sources backing your statement up?
      i went to one of mohh's recruitment talks and thats what the speaker told me. they made no attempts to hide that fact. the impression i got was that they dont really care if that puts people off, as they know that there's many singaporean students in uk and au and some will want/be forced to go home after graduation. but hey, at least they offer foreigners an additional $800/mth housing allowance, which is alot considering a starting pgy1 pay of $3000/mth. singaporeans applying for the same job dont get that <--- uniquely singapore.

      acgme-i is not the same as acgme or the board exams, its not recognized in usa (this is from the mohh speaker as well). i suppose it'll count as past experience to get you a few years off specialist training when you do go overseas but definitely not direct cross-registration.
       

      hellomd2

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        Thank you loads for the clarification. I suppose they're getting smarter. Reason I asked was simple: I mean, think about it, they go everywhere to recruit students - I mean, if it's such a good deal, why would it be such a hard sell?

        Additionally, students in UK are having trouble getting postgrad placements due to visa status, and I'm not sure what the situation is down there in Aus.
         

        xm105

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          au is facing a shortage of intern places (pgy1) and currently only locals are guaranteed a spot. the gov and schs recognize this problem and are attempting to solve it by increasing funding and restricting enrollment. they want the internationals to stay, which is a good thing. once an international student completes internship and gets registered, he'll definitely qualify for PR.

          sg ain't that good a deal if you look at it more closely. public sector pay is lower than au/uk. and while its easy to just 'survive in sg', it's hard to afford the kind of lifestyle that a medstudent/junior doc may expect for his hard work - a basic toyota costs SGD100,000 now, a private apt is ~1m and a house is >2m.
           
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