Our community has spent this past year sharing their stories of moving abroad. I am always struck by why people chose to move abroad and the flexibility, resilience, and support needed to choose a less traditional path in medicine. As we wrap up 2021, we take a look back at the 10 most popular Hippocratic Adventures posts this year – they may just inspire your own Hippocratic Adventure!
#1 14 Countries Where American Physicians Can Practice Medicine Abroad
Dr. Ashwini Bapat
We list the handful of countries that accept US medical credentials and training, where further examinations and training is typically not necessary. This list continues to grow over time.
#2 Ultimate Guide to Practicing Medicine in Canada
Dr. Kayla Wolofsky
Canada is one of the most popular destinations for American doctors looking to practice medicine abroad. Here is a big picture overview of the process of transitioning to practice medicine in Canada – from medical licensure, to finding a job, to workplace culture, and salary.
#3 Q&A with Dr. Carmen Brown, an American Doctor Practicing Medicine in Australia and New Zealand
Dr. Carmen Brown
Dr. Carmen Brown, an American OB/GYN now practicing in Australia, sheds light on the most common questions asked about working in New Zealand and Australia.
#4 8 Countries Offering EU Citizenship by Descent
Dr. Ashwini Bapat
American’s of European Descent may simply need to take a look back – your ancestors may be the key to unlocking your dream of living and working in Europe.
#5 Ultimate Guide to Practicing Medicine in the United Arab Emirates
Dr. Humeira Badsha
The UAE has many opportunities for international healthcare providers. Medical care is provided and communicated in English, and Americans physicians are highly valued. Find a job first – the entire process from medical registration to immigration and your ability reside in the UAE is contingent on a job offer.
#6 How I Took the Leap and Moved to Norway
Dr. Gayle Galletta
In the summer of 2012, I left my job as an emergency medicine physician at an academic center and moved with my family to Norway. My colleagues told me I would be risking my career. As it turned out, this courageous step and a fortuitous opportunity changed my career trajectory in the most unexpected way.
#7 Thinking of Practicing Telemedicine From Abroad? 10 Questions to Ask A Telemedicine Company
Dr. Ashwini Bapat
Here are 10 questions to ask a telemedicine company to be fully informed about your potential new job and the possibility of practicing telemedicine from abroad.
#8 Ultimate Guide to Practicing Medicine in the United Kingdom
Dr. Patty Yunger
Want to jump across the pond to enjoy an afternoon tea with scones and clotted cream? Here is a three-part series exploring the UK medical system and how to transition into it.
#9 Avoid this Mistake When Applying for a German Medical License
Dr. Shana Alexandra Greven
The Merkblatt, the brochure listing the requirements for licensure indicates that there might be a way to avoid taking additional exams by providing extra documentation and sending these documents to a government-appointed appraiser, a Gutachter. This is a scam. Do not do it. I say this from experience.
#10 Ultimate Guide to Practicing Medicine in India
Dr. Sagar Gupta
India, the land of diversity. One country holding several “countries” – where heterogeneity and wide disparity are the rule, not the exception. The same is true for practicing medicine. There is a wide variation of practice patterns, quality of care, physician training, infrastructure, and capacity for patients to pay.
Dr. Ashwini Bapat is a palliative care physician, Founder and CEO of EpioneMD, which provides virtual advanced care planning and serious illness coaching to individuals and telepalliative care consultation to healthcare organizations. She resides in Portugal.
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