15 Dec '11, 10pm

Recruiting Singaporean doctors a priority: We assure him that recruiting Singaporean doctors, both locally and o...

MR JASON Kho said in "Foreign doctors preferred to overseas Singaporean doctors?" (Dec 9) that the former enjoy benefits that the latter are not entitled to when they return to Singapore to work. We assure him that recruiting Singaporean doctors, both locally and overseas trained, to our public healthcare sector is a key priority. To meet our increased healthcare needs, we are training more future doctors locally by increasing the intake at the National University of Singapore's Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine and opening two medical schools. The Duke-NUS Graduate Medical School was established in 2007 and Nanyang Technological University's Lee Kong Chian School of Medicine will commence in 2013. Together, the three schools will train 500 doctors a year in steady state, almost double the current number. The Health Ministry also aims to attract more overseas-trained Singapo...

Full article: http://www.todayonline.com/Voices/EDC111216-0000041/Recru...

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