18 Aug '12, 12pm

The Gigamole Diaries: The Medical School and the external economy - at w...

The discussions about the medical schools and the training of doctors need to be viewed from another perspective - the need to service the external economy. This is an unfortunate reality of Singapore life,....and possibly existence. MM Lee KY has been very blunt about this. Back in 1992 he already made very clear , 'Today's peace and plenty would come to a halt if Singaporeans do not venture overseas to build up an external economy .... Singaporeans should not be distracted by domestic issues to the extent that they ignore the danger of being left behind in the economic race .' That the medical schools in Singapore are being positioned for the external economy is without doubt. That we are recruiting and staffing the hospitals with so many doctors, is without doubt for the needs of our external economy. The training of physician scientists is not for our domestic patients...

Full article: http://gigomole.blogspot.com/2009/03/medical-school-and-e...

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