May be it is just my observation from my contact with fellow colleagues and from the facebook postings.
Here is my advice for oversea medical graduate or to those medical students are still study overseas (UK, australia, Ireland)
1. COME BACK EARLY
My former classmate who graduated from Overseas, most of them had complete foundation years in UK and for some reasons (I don’t know the actual reasons) end up, not continue to work in UK and was currently working in Singapore. In fact, majority of them are working in Singapore.
I don’t see any advantage of doing housemanship in UK unless you’re have a long term plan of living in UK or you decided to pursue a postgraduate degree before you bound home.
So, what is the advantage of returning home and work for KKM (MOH)?
reason is simple, you’re sure get the job and got to serve the society and people who you grew up with.
being a UK graduate or Australia have the the advantage of language and education and IMHO, they have advantages in completing postgraduate diploma.
And secondly, IS IT SO NICE TO WORK IN SINGAPORE? I agree that working in Singapore will be reward with salary in SIN DOLLAR and what else? daily commute in bus or MRT while you Malaysia colleagues who earn probably half your salary, driving a brand new car to work.
There are also plenty of opportunities for postgraduate training in Malaysia. After 3 yr in services, we can apply for master programme.
SO, my final advice is:
ASK YOURSELF, DO YOU STILL LOVE YOUR COUNTRY? IF YOU DO, FIND A REASON TO RETURN HOME.
AND FINALLY, IT IS THE TIME YOU START TAKING CARE OF YOUR FAMILY AND YOUR PARENT WHO IS GETTING OLDER.
IF YOU WORKING IN OVERSEA, YOU ARE MOST LIKELY TO ABANDON your FATHER AND MOTHER. PERIOD