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Advice for A doctor job please !

Postby koshynita » Fri, 20 May 2011 2:56 pm

Dear friends

I am 45 yrs old physician, NHS consultant in UK and has 5 years of experience as a consultant with FRCP etc etc in UK.
I came to uk after completion of my postgraduate degree in india MD medicine etc. in 1998 and then worked in different capacities and trained in medicine & subspeciality before acheiving CCT & then consultant post. In the Uk the job is with appropriate increments, pension etc.

I am trying to relocate to Singapore to be closer to my home (kerala,india) especially with my elderly parents , asian culture, but with a work atmosphere similar to UK.

One of the hospitals in singapore appears to be interested in me (through an agent whos very helpful) & organising an interview.

I have not been to singapore though i have heard its very cosmopolitan & working standards are similar to UK.
Unfortunately my knowledge ends there.

I have 2 children aged 11 & 15.
My wife has done her masters in Economics but predominantly works in the NHS in audit department / administrative clerk.


I was hoping some of you would help me out with some of my queries !

what is the correct salary to ask?
what are the main expenditure/ outgo in singapore?
i am a bit concerned about my childrens education?
Do hospitals in singapore organise a site visit?
what to ask the hospital in interview?

any advice would be gratefully received & will keep this forum updated
regards

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Re: Advice for A doctor job please !

Postby manutdfan » Fri, 20 May 2011 3:33 pm

koshynita wrote: I am trying to relocate to Singapore to be closer to my home (kerala,india) especially with my elderly parents , asian culture, but with a work atmosphere similar to UK.


My wife recently moved to Singapore from working in the NHS, albeit as a dietitian, not a doctor.

The one thing I've noticed is that there is a massive difference in working culture between the two countries - there does appear to be an expectation that you work longer hours and occassional weekends compared to the UK.

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Re: Advice for A doctor job please !

Postby sundaymorningstaple » Fri, 20 May 2011 3:34 pm

koshynita wrote:Dear friends

I am 45 yrs old physician, NHS consultant in UK and has 5 years of experience as a consultant with FRCP etc etc in UK.
I came to uk after completion of my postgraduate degree in india MD medicine etc. in 1998 and then worked in different capacities and trained in medicine & subspeciality before acheiving CCT & then consultant post. In the Uk the job is with appropriate increments, pension etc.

I am trying to relocate to Singapore to be closer to my home (kerala,india) especially with my elderly parents , asian culture, but with a work atmosphere similar to UK.

One of the hospitals in singapore appears to be interested in me (through an agent whos very helpful) & organising an interview.

I have not been to singapore though i have heard its very cosmopolitan & working standards are similar to UK.
Unfortunately my knowledge ends there.

I have 2 children aged 11 & 15.
My wife has done her masters in Economics but predominantly works in the NHS in audit department / administrative clerk.


I was hoping some of you would help me out with some of my queries !

what is the correct salary to ask? Can't help there at all
what are the main expenditure/ outgo in singapore? Housing, cars (expensive), and schooling for kids. Eating can be as well, if you have a exquisite palate and like fine dining regularly.
i am a bit concerned about my childrens education? Rightly so. Do a search of theses forums as there are numerous discussions on that very topic.
Do hospitals in singapore organise a site visit? Unknown
what to ask the hospital in interview? Not a doc, so wouldn't have a clue.

any advice would be gratefully received & will keep this forum updated
regards


If you haven't already seen this.....

http://www.smc.gov.sg/html/1150880211414.html

Good luck.


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