The plane is on its way to Zurich and before touching the ground three of its passengers look through the window asking themselves: Could this be my home in the future?
They are doctors who applied through us for a job in a Swiss health care establishment and we organized a study tour in which one of our consultants accompanied them in order to meet the employer and see with their own eyes how their future workplace might look like.
In the morning we are invited to see the medical center which was built from the ground after the former GP retired and where on approximately 200 square meters we can see the vision of modern medicine come to life.
Together with one of the candidates we meet the coordinator of the medical center, a German GP which decided to move to Switzerland in order to escape the bureaucracy in Germany and to have a balanced and calm life. He tells us that after 6 Months he feels that he can take enough time to treat his patients and he does not have to be in a rush all the time.
After this meeting we are invited on a tour through the medical center, first we stop at the center’s private pharmacy, which would be not allowed in other countries, then comes the laboratory where a nice lady explains us which kind of tests they can perform and which ones they send out per post in order to get the results the second day.
In another room we can find a new ultrasound instrument and in another one an EKG and a bike in order to perform effort EKG. Close by is also the Roentgen machine.
One of the candidates tells me with a smile on his face that this is how he always wanted to treat patients: “Everything in one place”!
We are invited for lunch in the old town where our hosts booked a nice table outside. From the terrace we can observe that the streets are almost empty and that the atmosphere is calm. Our hostsÂ explainsÂ us that many people go home in order to eat with their families and that in many families only one person is working because they can afford a good living from a single income.
A part of the study tour is also to discover the region and we decided to drive to lake Constance (or Bodensee), Central Europe’s third largest lake. The boats are swinging in the water and from the shore we can see the Alps on the Austrian side and the nice churches and houses of Lindau on the German side of the lake.
Living in Switzerland is fascinating because the distances between the cities are small and you have to drive a short way to work if you plan to live outside the city or if you just want to ski in the Alps for a day. Also from Zurich you can reach Milan, Munich or Innsbruck in about 3 hours and in 4 hours you could be in Lyon, Luxembourg, Frankfurt or at the Mediterranean see near Genoa.
In the evening we met again for dinner and the coordinator of the medical center was so nice to join us with his wife. We were advised about the local dishes and we all decided to have RÃ¶sti as a side. During the evening the doctor’s minds were focused on exchanging ideas on professional issues but in their hearts they tried to find the answer to the same question: Could this be my home in the future?
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