Many of you know by now that our Health Ministry has decided to extend housemanship for new doctors by 1 year, starting from 2008. Their reason? Poor performance by new doctors. Longer training will give them more experience and make them better doctors. Sounds good, doesn't it? In fact, V. K. Chin of The Star even gushed about how great this would be. If anyone has any doubt of his position as a government spin-doctor, his article should put those doubts to rest. I had intended to write in much earlier, but better late than never. I drafted off this e-mail and sent it to The Star and The Sun. Let's see who dares to post it. Note : Updated it when I noticed I missed a salient point.