Just read in a doctors group (and posted it right away in the MMR Facebook Page)
– Minimum HO working hours will be 65-75 hours per week
– New HO postings will be Primary Care and Psychiatry (in addition to the current postings)
and here’s the kicker
– All medical graduates both locals and overseas will need to undergo MQE
I presume this means that the Medical Qualifying Examination will now be compulsory for all? We mentioned this last year – Unified MQE – possibly coming? – and I think it is inevitable if we are serious about maintaining medical standards and ensuring that competent graduates enter the medical system.
It will however be quite a task in view of the huge number of graduates every year so it will be interesting to see how the examination system will cope.