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Leaving government service, which all doctors have to go through in Malaysia, and entering into private practice is not as easy as one might think.
Malaysia's robust private medical sector is testament to the fact that many local doctors prefer private practice, but when is the right time to make that leap?
There are a few types of set-ups a doctor can consider if they choose to go into private practice.
In most private hospitals, the specialist uses the hospital’s facilities, although some allow the doctor to own their clinic space.
Here are some practical tips for the specialist who is about to start their new career at a private hospital.
Here are another eight more tips for the young specialist about to start their new career at a private hospital.
There are two clauses in contracts between private hospitals and doctors that the latter should take special note of.
With doctors prohibited from advertising themselves, indirect approaches are necessary to make their expertise known to potential patients.
Certain factors such as race, religion, language, looks, age, gender and personality, may play a role in deciding which specialist we choose to see.