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Re: MBBS Doctor jobs in Singapore

Postby Mehrin » Fri, 02 Sep 2016 10:29 pm

Hello. I am fresh medical graduate from Bangladesh. I completed my internship 3 months ago. My husband is a businessman and want to settle in Singapore. My mbbs degree is not recongnized by SMC. Actually I need help. I don't know anything about medical system in Singapore. How I can practice medicine here? Actually I was planning for sit in MRCP exam. Will it help me here?? I read about medical license exam of Singapore, is it very hard to pass ?? Where I will find any book or syllabus to prepare myself for the license exam?? Or any other way to practice medicine in Singapore??

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Postby ecureilx » Sat, 03 Sep 2016 7:46 am

Mehrin wrote:Hello. I am fresh medical graduate from Bangladesh. I completed my internship 3 months ago. My husband is a businessman and want to settle in Singapore. My mbbs degree is not recongnized by SMC. Actually I need help. I don't know anything about medical system in Singapore. How I can practice medicine here? Actually I was planning for sit in MRCP exam. Will it help me here?? I read about medical license exam of Singapore, is it very hard to pass ?? Where I will find any book or syllabus to prepare myself for the license exam?? Or any other way to practice medicine in Singapore??


In the previous posts, there's enough information about how SMC considers non recognised degrees.

It won't be an easy walk even with MRCP.

As taxico said in another thread, if you are interested, an allied health position maybe the way to go, if you want to live in Singapore. Or a fellowship position ...

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Re: MBBS Doctor jobs in Singapore

Postby Shwesgm » Tue, 13 Sep 2016 3:55 pm

HELLO everybody.need some urgent advice and guidance.I just moved to Singapore a month ago . My husband is a PR here. I just got my LTVP.I have completed my MS in Obgyn in July this year. But my mbbs is not recognized by SMC. I ve given my mrcog exam part one this September. Applied for clinical associate job at SGH as it had an opening. No reply from them for over a month now. No openings at kkh but still sent them my resume. How long will it take to get a job here.. will it be easier if I get a PR?? What should I do now? Please can someone help me. Thankyou.

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Postby ecureilx » Tue, 13 Sep 2016 4:02 pm

Shwesgm wrote:HELLO everybody.need some urgent advice and guidance.I just moved to Singapore a month ago . My husband is a PR here. I just got my LTVP.I have completed my MS in Obgyn in July this year. But my mbbs is not recognized by SMC. I ve given my mrcog exam part one this September. Applied for clinical associate job at SGH as it had an opening. No reply from them for over a month now. No openings at kkh but still sent them my resume. How long will it take to get a job here.. will it be easier if I get a PR?? What should I do now? Please can someone help me. Thankyou.


It will be easier if you had a UK or recognised qualification.

Turn around time can be about 5 months.

Don't sweat.

PR won't make any difference for SMC.

Heck, even holding citizenship won't matter ;)

As advised in another thread going for allied health services is better.

By the way you do know the work load of clinical associate is more or less, more than house officers ?

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Postby Shwesgm » Tue, 13 Sep 2016 4:14 pm

ecureilx wrote:
Shwesgm wrote:HELLO everybody.need some urgent advice and guidance.I just moved to Singapore a month ago . My husband is a PR here. I just got my LTVP.I have completed my MS in Obgyn in July this year. But my mbbs is not recognized by SMC. I ve given my mrcog exam part one this September. Applied for clinical associate job at SGH as it had an opening. No reply from them for over a month now. No openings at kkh but still sent them my resume. How long will it take to get a job here.. will it be easier if I get a PR?? What should I do now? Please can someone help me. Thankyou.


It will be easier if you had a UK or recognised qualification.

Turn around time can be about 5 months.

Don't sweat.

PR won't make any difference for SMC.

Heck, even holding citizenship won't matter ;)

As advised in another thread going for allied health services is better.

By the way you do know the work load of clinical associate is more or less, more than house officers ?

Thankyou so much for the prompt reply. I don't mind the work load. I just need a job. so all I can do now is wait for them to reply meanwhile do mrcog..
Also 1 more query. What about applying for an observership?? Will that help??

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Re: MBBS Doctor jobs in Singapore

Postby Shwesgm » Tue, 13 Sep 2016 4:20 pm

It ll take another 1 year for me to complete my mrcog. What if I don't get a job till then.. I don't ve any other option to practise here. :cry:

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Postby ecureilx » Tue, 13 Sep 2016 4:23 pm

Shwesgm wrote:Thankyou so much for the prompt reply. I don't mind the work load. I just need a job. so all I can do now is wait for them to reply meanwhile do mrcog..
Also 1 more query. What about applying for an observership?? Will that help??


You are not alone in that boat of just want to work. And not many succeeded. Including Citizens.

Nope, if you can't accept the truth, as adviced by Taxico, study to join in allied health, like IVF and such.

Last I knew, even for fellowship, the list is long, from top Asian universities. And that will NOT help.

Oh, as a CA, from what I know, you won't get much hands on if that's what you want - be prepared to be one level lower than a HO.

PS, SMC doesn't have a permit to observe.

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Re: MBBS Doctor jobs in Singapore

Postby Shwesgm » Tue, 13 Sep 2016 4:26 pm

Thanks a lot ...

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Postby ecureilx » Tue, 13 Sep 2016 4:37 pm

Shwesgm wrote:Thanks a lot ...

Of late Singapore is trying to bring back citizens who studied overseas.

In that grand scheme of things, unrecognized degrees became less interesting for SMC.

But don't take it as discouraging.

Keep trying.

Alternate is to try to join private hospitals to treat foreign patients.

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Re: RE: Re: MBBS Doctor jobs in Singapore

Postby Shwesgm » Tue, 13 Sep 2016 4:41 pm

ecureilx wrote:
Shwesgm wrote:Thanks a lot ...

Of late Singapore is trying to bring back citizens who studied overseas.

In that grand scheme of things, unrecognized degrees became less interesting for SMC.

But don't take it as discouraging.

Keep trying.

Alternate is to try to join private hospitals to treat foreign patients.

But I can't work in private hospitals without a recognised mbbs degree right.. my only options are sgh and kkh right??

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Re: MBBS Doctor jobs in Singapore

Postby Shwesgm » Tue, 13 Sep 2016 4:45 pm

There is just one vacancy in sgh for clinical associate job and that's been open since february. Will I be informed if they are not shortlisting me??

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Postby ecureilx » Tue, 13 Sep 2016 5:21 pm

Shwesgm wrote:There is just one vacancy in sgh for clinical associate job and that's been open since february. Will I be informed if they are not shortlisting me??


Maybe they forgot to remove the ad happens sometimes...

Don't expect them to tell you if you are short listed or not.

Shwesgm wrote:But I can't work in private hospitals without a recognised mbbs degree right.. my only options are sgh and kkh right??


I can't confirm, but you should reach out to agencies placing in private hospitals on how that works.

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Re: MBBS Doctor jobs in Singapore

Postby Shwesgm » Tue, 13 Sep 2016 5:24 pm

Ok. Thanks a lot.. it was really helpful.. I guess I should get prepared to go back to India ..

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Postby ecureilx » Tue, 13 Sep 2016 6:02 pm

Shwesgm wrote:Ok. Thanks a lot.. it was really helpful.. I guess I should get prepared to go back to India ..

As of now I know 3 dentists and 4 physicians doing non medical jobs, all with Indian degrees.. they are PR or SC :(

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Re: MBBS Doctor jobs in Singapore

Postby Shwesgm » Tue, 13 Sep 2016 6:11 pm

That is really sad


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