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At risk of producing too many doctors? Too many medical undergrads creates problems for society

Having too many medical graduates creates problems for society. Those aspiring to be doctors, as well as their parents, have to wise up to the situation and make hard choices now.

The issue of whether Singapore will have too many, or not enough, doctors for its population has come to the fore once again.

This is after the announcement by the Singapore Medical Council (SMC) and the Ministry of Health (MOH) - Revision to List of Overseas Medical Schools for Registration to Practise in Singapore - on April 18.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on June 08, 2019, with the headline 'At risk of producing too many doctors?'. Print Edition | Subscribe