Why senior doctors and healthcare administrators should follow doctor meme pages

The year 2022 began on a rather hopeful note for Singaporean doctors. Their trials and tribulations have finally surfaced in the national broadsheet. The Straits Times had highlighted the issues junior doctors face, publishing articles such as “It may be time to review junior doctors 30-hour shifts” and “My brain kind of stops functioning: Long working hours…
21 Mar 2022 6 mins read

From kids to plants: Giving up $6,000 monthly salary to run a nursery

According to the old adage: Finding a job you love means you will never work a day in your life. Perhaps that is what Ms Avie Mercado discovered when she resigned to chase her dream. Ms Mercado was part of a team of fresh, young and driven people who had been tasked with a nebulous…
1 Mar 2022 3 mins read

Dear son, your father’s absence is not for a lack of love

Dear M, You had just turned two at the end of the month.  My heart swelled with joy marveling at your presence, your energetic spirit, and your ever-growing penchant for making your mother’s heart stop with your active antics and miraculous need for little sleep to function. Your existence had undoubtedly changed our world —…
19 Feb 2022 5 mins read

Opinion: Stop calling our doctors and nurses ‘heroes’, please

[NOTE: This op-ed was first published on Ms Er’s Medium page here.] The number of new Covid-19 cases in the community jumped from less than 10 cases in March, to more than 360 from 2 to 23 May, in what has been labelled the “worst Covid-19 outbreak in Singapore”, since 2020. The first cluster highlighted…
25 May 2021 4 mins read
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