• Why becoming a doctor is still worthwhile despite the gritty realities
    According to a report by The Economist Intelligence Unit (EIU), Singapore is ranked 2nd globally for healthcare outcomes. However, medical doctors, who contribute greatly to the healthcare system, face exceptionally high risks in their career, and being a doctor is often associated with poor work-life balance, high stress levels and lack of family time. Nonetheless, it is important to remember that this is a noble profession, and there are several very important reasons that make it all worthwhile despite all this.
  • The role of a GP in death and dying
    Encountering the death of a patient is inevitable in a doctor’s role. However, the responsibilities, challenges and experiences faced by a primary care physician is very different from that of a doctor who works in the hospital.
  • 17 hard-to-pronounce drug names – How many do you already know?
    Much as doctors, nurses and pharmacists deal with drugs on a daily basis, the pronunciation of some drugs, especially their generic names, often escape most – even the most ardent of pharmacists who can carry entire dictionaries of these in their heads. Let’s take a look at 17 of the toughest examples available out there, and their actual, correct pronunciations.
  • Medical professionals face harsh repercussions for taking selfies in the workplace
    Unprofessional behaviour in the workplace is never to be condoned, but those in the medical profession are commonly held to even higher standards by dint of their greater responsibility – they are expected to uphold patient confidentiality rights, protect patients’ personal data and adhere to ethical norms regulating the medical profession. Taking unpermitted ‘selfies’ in the workplace violates all of those responsibilities, and more.
  • Kreativitas: Kemampuan utama yang perlu dimiliki oleh tenaga kesehatan?
    Tikus di Tanzania dilatih untuk mengidentifikasi tuberkulosis dengan mencium sampel sputum manusia, dan HeroRATS telah berhasil mendeteksi 2.300 pasien yang sebelumnya tidak terdeteksi menderita tuberkulosis. 
  • How to improve your hospital's standing and reputation
    In order to attract physicians, patients and potential partnering organizations, a hospital needs both good standing and good reputation. There are various ways to achieve this, including word of mouth, obtaining accreditations and achieving awards. Such a hospital is able to demonstrate, with proof, that it is able to meet its patients’ medical needs in the best way possible.
  • Will a 6-hour work shift translate to more efficient nurses?

    Is a happy worker a better worker? MIMS weighs the pros and cons of the 6-hour work shift.

  • When theatre meets medicine: Medical schools in Singapore use actors as patients to train up empathy
    Though the medical profession has long recognised the importance of instilling empathy and other soft skills in doctors, the question of how to effectively teach this still persists. Using actors to create realistic patient reactions can build medical students’ emotional awareness during patient interactions, and may just be the answer
  • General Practitioners (GPs) to work with Health Ministry in planning of bundle system
    The Malaysian Medical Association is working with the MOH in the planning of a bundle system to reduce medical costs for patients. Meanwhile, the Medical Practitioners Coalition Association Of Malaysia (MPCAM) is also in discussions with the Health Ministry to increase GP roles and review their professional fees.
  • 15 Fakultas kedokteran terbaik di Indonesia
    "Warga butuh dokter, maka Negara hanya perlu mengirim dokter, bukan membentuk fakultas kedokteran," kata Satryo.