Working as a General Practitioner has its perks. Getting to know whole families, treating both children and adults, helping with the everyday life. It takes a well prepared doctor to handle all the ups and downs of such specialisation. Contrary to the belief that GP’s are the least educated doctors, they actually must have much wider knowledge than doctors specialising in particular areas of medicine. That is why almost all countries lack good GPs and the job offers for family doctors are always open – even foreigners have a shot at getting the position. What are the options for GPs wanting to move and work abroad? How to find and secure such position and where to go for the best opportunities possible?
Germany, England and the Scandinavian countries are among the most popular destinations for General Practitioners. They are not only a good financial choice, they also have the best benefits in terms of relocation and general working experience.
Finding a good recruitment agency may be the way to go if you are looking for a job as a General Practitioner abroad. They not only help you with the actual job search, arrange meetings and enable positive recruitment experience, but also aid you during the relocation process. If you want to move with your whole family, that’s also not an issue. Scandinavian countries are a good example of that positive relocation process – they help you find a job, a house and anything you or your family may need. They also have language schools all across Europe, which prepare you to live and communicate fluently in your destination country. One of such agencies we strongly recommend is http://www.paragona.com. In case of any questions please feel free to contact them.
Foreign countries are obviously prone to go for their native doctors first. Securing a good vacancy may be difficult, but it’s not impossible. All EU countries accept degrees obtained within EU boundaries. As a result, most Europeans won’t find it difficult to prove their qualifications to do the job. All you need is official translations of all your documents as well as recommendation letters written in English. The only thing that’s left is your experience in the field. As with any job, the more experienced you are, the easier it will be for you to get a job abroad. The amount of hours spent in clinics and hospitals, your abilities to diagnose illnesses from all the different fields – it all makes for a great starting point.
There are many job offers for Europeans willing to work as GPs. Willingness to relocate and confidence in your abilities is all you need to get one yourself. There’s no harm trying and the profits that come with the move can turn your life for the better.