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10 Career Change Myths

Posted by | 2016-04-04 | Career News

Career Myths

Career Myth #1: You can’t make a living doing something you really, truly love

This is the grand-daddy of career myths, the belief that you can’t have a “practical” career doing something that you were passionate about. It has to be one or the other.

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hong_kong_SAROverview

Hong Kong has a very well-developed health system. The Hospital Authority (HA) oversees the public health system and manages Hong Kong’s public hospitals, clincs, and community outreach services. They are in good standard but they can be very busy. If you are not assessed as emergent you might wait for hours to see a doctor. Hong Kong Identity Card holders enjoy public health care and treatment at very low costs.

The private system runs alongside the public system. It is much expensive the the public one but it offers a higher standard of care. Usually, waiting times are shorter in private facilities, you can choose you doctor, and comforts such as private and semi-private rooms are widely available.

There are 50 public hospitals and 12 private hospitals in Hong Kong.
There are also many polyclinics which offer fundamental and additional services such as dentistry.

Hong Kong Facts and Figures

Population (2013): 7,184,000
Life expectancy : 85 years (women)
83 years (men)
Birth rate : 1.11 births per woman
Beds : 5 per 1,000 people
Doctors : 1.8 per 1,000 people

Certification in Hong Kong

All doctors must register as medical practitioners with the Medical Council of Hong Kong. Except the graduates from the University of Hong Kong and the Chinese University of Hong Kong, all graduates from other medical schools who want to work as doctors in Hong Kong are required to pass the Council’s Licensing Examination and complete a period of pre-registration internship training and assessment. For more detail, please visit here.

Working in Hong Kong

Foreign doctos can apply through the General Employment Policy to work in Hong Kong. Non-residents who work in Hong Kong are liable to salaries tax. The severance payments, long service payments and jury fees are not chargable. For more detail, please visit here.

Useful Links
HK Medical Practitioner Requirements
HK Nurses Enrolment & Requirements
HK Chinese Medicine Practioner Requirements
HK Pharmacist Registration
HK Dental Licensing
HK Midwives Council
HK Social Workers Registration

Jobs for Doctors in Malaysia

Posted by | 2016-02-19 | Career News

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Jobs for Doctors in Malaysia

There are great opportunities for doctors to work in Malaysia. The Health System in Malaysia is excellent and focuses on Research, Education and Service, to provide the best outcomes for both clinicians and patients. Medical Tourism is also a very important industry in Malaysia, as it is through many parts of Asia.

Private hospital positions can be rather difficult to obtain but it is possible for suitably qualified candidates as specialists/consultants.

Lifestyle

Malay, or Bahasa Melayu is the national language. English is the second language, widely spoken, and is taught in schools. Other Languages spoken are Chinese (Mandarin, Hokkien, Teochew, Hakka, Cantonese, Khek, etc), Tamil, Thai and others.

The lifestyle here is progressively becoming more and more modern with great exposure to the western culture. In Kuala Lumpur in particular, the way of life does not stray too far away from what is happening in the Western world now.

Malaysia is the meeting point of many diverse cultures, followed by people from various parts of the world. Malaysia truly is a melting pot of diversity and beauty. It boasts beautiful beaches and ancient, unsullied landscapes – but also rapidly growing cities with cutting edge architecture and world leading shopping facilities. Despite their many different backgrounds, Malaysians live in harmony.

Weather

The country experiences tropical weather year-round. Temperatures are from 21ºC (70ºF) to 32ºC (90ºF). Higher elevations are much colder with temperatures between 15°C (59° F) to 25°C (77°F). Annual rainfall varies from 2,000mm to 2,500mm.

Religion

Islam is the official religion of the country, however Malaysia is very tolerant and other religions are widely practised.

Useful Links

Nursing Services in ASEAN
Working in ASEAN
ASEAN Mutual Recognition Arrangement on Nursing Services
Nursing Acts and Guidelines in Malaysia
Medical Specialist Working in Malaysia
List of Recognized Pharmacy Degree by Pharmacy Board Malaysia
Official Portal of the Ministry of Health in Malaysia (English)
Official Portal of the Minisry of Health in Malaysia (Bahasa Melayu)
Qualification Accreditation for Medical Officer
Qualification Accreditation for Dental Officer
Qualification Accreditation for Optician
Qualification Accreditation for Optometric

2013 Salary Index

Posted by | 2015-02-11 | Career News

Mid-point Monthly Basic Salary Monthly Allowance Fixed-rate Honorarium of
A&E Associate Consultants
(per month)
Resident HK$70,490 HK$17,330 HK$4,750
Associate
Consultant
HK$96,150 HK$33,119 HK$4,750
Consultant HK$136,550 HK$47,047 HK$2,750

Source: Healthcare manpower planning in Hong Kong