« ความเห็นที่ #24 เมื่อ: 03/25/18 เวลา 06:06:41 »
hi there, |
I am a newbie and just want to see what junior MDs in Thailand like to talk about. I got my training here in the US (6 years) and this is my 6th year of working as a MD here. I am always in the academics so I do not know much about the private practice.
The day starts at 700 am and continues all day without lunch break (we have a little snack for lunch) through 530 -600 pm.
Once in a while will be 7 or 8 pm.
On call 3 weekend days a month. Very brutal calls by the way.
You come home and you are dead!
Resident teaching, medical student teaching, writing papers to publish so you have nice package for promotion, presentation in the meeting, being committee of National society whatever subspecialty you are in. Lots to do. Work a lot harder than back home. They may work you to death!! Everyone here work hard. No nonsense. Not a lot of politics where I am at (I like that).
A lot of lawsuit so they are a ton of imaging and tests to be done to cover their fannies!!
Physicians who do the procedures will get paid well. General Internal Medicine and Family Medicine are not paid so well and they are the groups that depend on Imaging and Test. I am not sure they know how to examine the patients Thai physicians are way far better than them (during my time in Thailand).
They pay you well and there is no need to moonlight. They tax you 30-35% of your income
24-26 days of Vacation per 1 physical year (app 1 month).
My hubby is my eye opener. We have visited many many places in the US, Europe and Central America. It is easy to get around and travel from the US. Our last trip was the trip to Toronto. A lot of opportunities to travel.
You have to have strong aspiration to come here and be successful. Without that, it will be hard. Be careful about the Visa status as well. It can be a problem and pain in the neck later on.
BTW: You have to have high USMLE score to get in and compete with US citizen here.