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 2022, we take a look back at the 10 most popular Hippocratic Adventures posts this year – they may just inspire your own Hippocratic Adventure!
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.
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.
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.
Dr. Tiffany Leung
Living among tulips, canals, cheese, and a thriving coffee culture might be appealing to many American-trained physicians looking for a modern society with cultural and historical significance. That said, there is no automatic recognition of foreign medical training in The Netherlands, and the often takes between 3-6 years to complete the registration process.
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.
HA Community Member
American credentials are recognized, and immigration is straightforward making it easier for an American physician to practice medicine overseas in Singapore. Singapore is benefiting from its investment in its own medical education system, cultivating more local qualified doctors, decreasing the need for foreign doctors. Physicians with a highly specialized niche or with research experience are still in demand.
Dr. Ashwini Bapat & Dr. Marie Shieh
Practicing medicine in Australia may initially require a period of supervision, additional workplace assessments, training, and/or exams. Securing an opportunity within an Area of Need is one way to move and start working in Australia more quickly.
Dr. Gayle Galetta
Transitioning to practicing medicine in Norway involves learning the language, taking exams, and completing clinical rotations. It is possible if you are committed and if you see yourself living in Norway for the long term.
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.
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