Could Singapore be the start of your new healthcare career?
August 9th is the National Day of Singapore. Doctors, Dentists, Pharmacists and other Allied Health professionals have been able to use OET results for registration in Singapore for a number of years. If you are interested in the idea, read on.
Singapore’s healthcare system
In 2000, the World Health Organisation ranked Singapore’s healthcare system 6th in the World in its World Health Report. The country’s first-class medical facilities and expertise has also led to huge growth in medical tourism to Singapore.
Singapore provides universal healthcare to all its citizens and Permanent Residents through mandatory membership to a national health insurance scheme called Medishield Life. Large government subsidies for hospital bills and outpatient treatment are also available in public run facilities
A number of Singaporeans choose to purchase private health insurance. Some employers also purchase membership as a benefit for their employees. Private facilities are less crowded and provide faster access to treatment.
Register to work
To work as a healthcare professional in Singapore, you will need to register with your appropriate healthcare board.
For Doctors, the Singapore Medical Council require the following OET scores:
- 4 B grades (Reading, Writing, Speaking and Listening)
- The results must be achieved within the last 2 years.
If you are interested in finding out more about the registration requirements in other countries who accept OET, follow the links for your profession: Who accepts OET?