Sabrina (anonymous) Dr Ethan edited answer

Hi Dr Ethan

Just out of curiosity, could you share with us the career progression of a doctor in Singapore? I am confused by terms like HO, MO, Resident, Registrar, etc. Someone close got admitted to the hospital recently, and I would like to better understand the hierarchy to make sure I am speaking to the right person.

Does everyone eventually progress into a consultant/senior consultant? How long does one take to reach each stage? I am asking because we got assigned an associate consultant and are not sure whether the doctor has sufficient experience to help us (the doctor looks really young).


Thanks so much!