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Old 05-04-2009, 10:38 PM   #11
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Hey, same! Apparently mine was posted on the 29th but still nothing.
It's kind of a letdown after hoping for 1st choice Med. I wonder what FoS will be like..in comparison...
*cheer up* *keep your spirit up* let's all try to go to Duke nus med school
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Old 05-04-2009, 11:08 PM   #12
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*cheer up* *keep your spirit up* let's all try to go to Duke nus med school
yup i want to do life sci and go on to duke nus too!!! haha i still havent got anything from nus sci yet man..zzzz does anyone know how nus life sci is like, as in studying, hall life, etc?
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Old 05-04-2009, 11:13 PM   #13
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yup i want to do life sci and go on to duke nus too!!!

wahhh got a lot of us ah...
regarding Duke-NUS i'm only worried about the longer study period + much higher fees

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does anyone know how nus life sci is like, as in studying, hall life, etc?
Good Q. any seniors present?
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Old 05-05-2009, 02:03 AM   #14
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Worry about getting in to Duke-NUS before worrying about the fees. Fees will be the least of your problems.
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Old 05-05-2009, 02:23 AM   #15
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If you worry about the longer study period for the Duke NUS Postgraduate Medicine route, then you probably might not want to be a doctor in the first place. [/url]
I've wanted to do med for a VERY long time and have been researching medicine as a career and medical education for at least 5 years but i can see how that comment came off a bit different from my intentions.

I just keep wondering about being 35 before i earn any money plus its a huge strain on F&M la.

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Old 05-05-2009, 08:07 PM   #16
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@ dragonslayer27

If you haven't gotten any reply from NUS FOS yet, it probably also means that you still have a chance to be selected for Medicine. Unless, of course, your grades ain't good in the first place, but in which case, you probably wouldn't have applied for Medicine. So think positive...

@ camp_22

If you worry about the longer study period for the Duke NUS Postgraduate Medicine route, then you probably might not want to be a doctor in the first place. The truth is the road to becoming a full-fledged doctor is a long and tedious one, whether it is through postgraduate or not. The minimum is 5 years MBBS + 1 year Housemanship + 5 years Medical Officer bond just to be a Resident Physician, not to mention the much longer duration and greater stress for the Specialists track.

So if you really are considering a career as a doctor, you must be prepared to sacrifice and tolerate a lot of things. It requires a lot of passion and is not as lucrative as most young people think it to be, which is why it is a highly respected profession. Just know that not all doctors end up happy so you must know what you are facing and be prepared for it.

PS: I think the sharing by a trainee neurosurgeon here is pretty good:
http://forum.brightsparks.com.sg/showthread.php?t=108
yo FeNiX! my grades arent that good so i didnt bother applying for med. im just banking on the graduate medicine route. as of now im still waiting for the nus sci letter. its been taking darn freaking long man..i've got my ntu biosci letter 2-3 weeks ago man..lol i just need someone to tell me the pros and cons of nus life sci!!!!!! anyone out there?
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Old 05-05-2009, 08:24 PM   #17
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yo FeNiX! my grades arent that good so i didnt bother applying for med. im just banking on the graduate medicine route. as of now im still waiting for the nus sci letter. its been taking darn freaking long man..i've got my ntu biosci letter 2-3 weeks ago man..lol i just need someone to tell me the pros and cons of nus life sci!!!!!! anyone out there?
omg SAME. waiting for NUS life science and i have NTU SBS. *SHOOOOOO* i see a potential rival XD lol

sigh. if nus letter dont come i will just have to go SBS.

*super unhappy*
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Old 05-05-2009, 08:39 PM   #18
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hmmm..just wanna comment on Duke NUS a bit since my sis bumped into someone from there...truthfullly, its not easy to get in...u have to do REALLY WELL(be one of the top in the cohort)...u have to take this test which is a test on physics, bio and chem...which according to that person is pretty similar to A levels...u have to go thru grilling interviews, furthermore the intake is quite low...so u'd face really tough competition...even though its an alternative route to medicine...its NOT easy..so ya..just bear in mind the competition that u'd be facing...

btw..im not scaring u or anything..its just that some pple have this misconception tt going there is a lot easier since u'd not be competing w medical students...><
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Old 05-05-2009, 08:41 PM   #19
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oh yea...forgot to mention this but u must have passion for research too..cuz u a trained to becum a doctor cum researcher in DUKE nus...
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Old 05-05-2009, 09:21 PM   #20
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Heh I was dreaming about Duke NUS too.. Surprise surprise.. But if the competition is that tough then an overseas postgrad medical degree would be a little easier, perhaps? Like in the US or Australia or Canada if you're a citizen/PR where medicine really only is a postgrad course.

Anyway..anyone know anything about transferring to medicine after a semester or year at NUS? It looks like a possibility on the website but I wonder how exceptional you've got to be. And please any FoS students who can elaborate on your life there...please do!!

Thanks to those who've responded so far
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