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    Quote Originally Posted by orchipalar View Post
    Err O showed him precisely where the money would come from n it is way sufficient for him to continue on with his dream of pursuing medical studies until that money runs out...

    Then he could decide what he wants to do by that time he would be old enough to decide what's best for him to do for securing his own future..by then.
    Two years ago after a stand-up comedy performance, Dr. Jason Leong was asked "Have you thought of pursuing comedy full-time?"

    "Yes I have. I plan to give up medicine and pursue comedy full-time."

    Today, Jason Leong, a 31-year-old doctor by training has been doing stand-up comedy full-time since 2014,

    The world of comedy isn't all fun and games and some have questioned why Jason Leong would leave behind a successful career in medicine for the uncertain world of comedy.

    The comedian who was once a medical doctor is vying for a place in the finals of the Laugh Factory Funniest Person in the world contest which he has retitled "the Olympics of Comedy."

    Vote for Jason Leong to be Laugh Factory's Funniest Person in the World at www.votedrjason.com. you have until Oct 3 to do so which is just 2 weeks from now.

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    His medical prescription - " Laughter is the best medicine ".

    And here is his saga on Proton Wira which Olde Mean Chef also driving 1.....with all the features. Luving it.....

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    Dr.?..real one or bluff bluff one?

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    Yes.Form 6 ?..plenty of time to sleep in class with no teacher to bother you and dream dreams..

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    Quote Originally Posted by pcyeoh View Post
    ...Today, Jason Leong, a 31-year-old doctor by training has been doing stand-up comedy full-time since 2014,

    The world of comedy isn't all fun and games and some have questioned why Jason Leong would leave behind a successful career in medicine for the uncertain world of comedy.
    He gave up his medical career two years ago when he was 29 years old.. !!

    One must complete A level or STPM as entry qualification to enrol into medical school. Hence, the youngest in the 1st year medical school is 19-20 years old.

    After completing the 6 years MBBS and assuming the 2 years housemanship starts immediately after completion of studies, the youngest doctor will be around 27-28 years old.

    Jason is likely just started his medical career at the age of 29, I wonder how successful it can be ??

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    hmm..good question .


    Quote Originally Posted by Geofoliage View Post
    He gave up his medical career two years ago when he was 29 years old.. !!

    One must complete A level or STPM as entry qualification to enrol into medical school. Hence, the youngest in the 1st year medical school is 19-20 years old.

    After completing the 6 years MBBS and assuming the 2 years housemanship starts immediately after completion of studies, the youngest doctor will be around 27-28 years old.

    Jason is likely just started his medical career at the age of 29, I wonder how successful it can be ??

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    Can be younger, finish SPM at 18, one year foundation. Enter medical school at 19, its only 5 years (not 6) so graduate by 24. Finish housemanship at 26. As to what constitute a "successful" medical career, I don't know.

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    From Dr. Google, at the time he quitted, he was attached to the government service. If I were him, it is not a difficult decision to make. Even in the private sector, the first 5 years can be boring. How exciting can a GP life be compared to the entertainment world?. Even Harith Iskandar when he was doing a career talk at Taylor University said it didn't take him long to start charging RM 5,000 per appearance and he got an average of 4-6 per month and that was 4 years ago. And all this for only 25 - 40 minutes show. I was at some of his shows and found out quite a number of times, he repeated some of his jokes. In Malaysia to keep what is in your rice bowl delicious, just crack jokes what is trending and never never touch on the Malay 3Rs - Race, Religion and Royalty.

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    That's the same reason I think he quitted his medical job which has nothing to do with " why he would leave a successful medical career "...

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    Quote Originally Posted by cskok8 View Post
    ... As to what constitute a "successful" medical career, I don't know.
    If I can use $$$ as the measurement of successs. ..

    There is one ophthalmologist somewhere near Gasing hill who charge slightly lower than private hospital for cataracts and glaucoma. I once accompanied a relative to his eye clinic, here is my very conservative calculations. .

    Average RM3000 per job, 5 jobs per day and 25 working days per month... Minimum monthly income is RM315k.

    I am not surprise at all the monthly income is RM500k and above...

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    Success ..... my yardsticks ...

    For a doctor ... whenever he saves a life ...
    For a teacher ... whenever he educates a child ... (different from just scoring in exam)
    For a parent ... when he raises a child with integrity ... that contributes positively to society instead of being a burden.

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    Err..a successful doctor would be one who serves n heals the poor for next to nothing..n charges the rich for a fortune..

    "再世华佗","妙手回春",etc., those words were widely used n often seen hanging on the wall of a clinic or medical hall back in the good old days.
    That generally means the particular doctor was well respected n appreciated by many..thus perhaps being widely regarded as "a successful doctor".

    Oh by the way..did you buddies know that loooong way before, or roughly 1600 years before..when "Western" doctors would use a club to clobber a patient on his or her head to become unconscious..before carrying out surgical operation on the patient..this legendary ancient Chinese doctor by the name of Hua-Tuo had mastered the use of anaestetic medicine on his patients before performing any surgery?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Geofoliage View Post

    With half a million to one million investment in education, you seriously think getting a job is not a physically or emotionally or psychologically challenge especially in the oversupply of medical students now .... and the foreseeable acute oversupply in the next few years..
    How many new doctors or doctors to be I knew from around SJ ? Among my neighbours, 2 doctors and their spouses also doctor, 5 WIP; among my friends’ children, 3 WIP, my daughter’s classmates – 3 studying medicine, a school teacher I knew has 3 daughters and 3 son-in-law all doctors!

    One of my friends who wanted all his three children to be doctors is concerned about over supply of doctors. I think there will never be oversupplied of good doctors. In fact, if I need any medical advice in the future, among these doctors, I would probably seek from only 4 of them.

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    Quote Originally Posted by orchipalar View Post

    ..this legendary ancient Chinese doctor by the name of Hua-Tuo had mastered the use of anaestetic medicine on his patients before performing any surgery?
    The first story book I had was about his life and achievement, it was a gift from my teacher to encourage reading.

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    From imoney.my, the top 10 highest paying jobs in Malaysia for year 2016

    Rank Monthly Profession
    1 RM70,000 Surgeon
    2 RM70,000 Chief Financial Officer (CFO)
    3 RM55,000 Marketing Director
    4 RM52,917 Clinical Research Associate
    5 RM50,000 Real Estate Brokers
    6 RM40,111 Risk Management Director
    7 RM30,000 Strategy Director
    8 RM29,375 Pilot
    9 RM29,083 Legal Services Director
    10 RM27,000 Electric & Gas Operations Manager

    https://www.imoney.my/articles/top-1...-malaysia-2016

    From International Medical University website (www.imu.edu.my), a 2˝ years local + 4˝ years UK MBBS twinning degree programme, just the tuition fees alone comes up to is RM 543,500 + RM 544,313 which is approximately RM 1.1 million. The total cost of living for the 4.5 years in UK is approximately another RM205K (www.studymalaysia.com) thus totaling RM 1,292,813. If the doctor works for 30 years, he needs to earn RM 3,600 per month just to recover back what his father has paid for his medical degree course. This is based on pure mathematical calculation without taking into consideration the financial cost or financial opportunity cost.

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