The Romanian Health Minister, Raed Arafat, confirmed that a normative bill will be created for the recognition of medical specializations in the USA, Canada and Israel, so that Romanian doctors that wish to come back to their country to be able to practice without having to undertake the residency once again.
The Health Minister declared that if this normative act will be adopted, trained doctors form the above mentioned countries, will no longer have to undertake the residency in Romania, keeping in mind that some of these doctors have worked as specialist for 20 years.
The Health Minister also mentioned that doctors form the above listed country must make a request for the recognition of the years of practice abroad, followed by an examination to see if they are fit to practice. â€œWe will try to eliminate these steps and start the automatic recognition of studies and competencesâ€, stated Raed Arafat.
â€œI was always asking myself, how come other countries can recognize their studies and we canâ€™t? We have to be able to integrate them in our system, but this is a problem that wonâ€™t be resolved in a couple of weeksâ€, stated Raed Arafat.
The Minister of Health announced that Romanian doctors that studied in the USA, Canada and Israel and that wish to come back and practice medicine in their home country will no longer have to apply for a residency. Their specialist diplomas will be recognized automatically.
According to the representatives of the Health Minister, a lot of Romanian doctors that obtained their specialty in one of the above mentioned three countries have requested the authorities to identify a solution so that they could practice medicine back home.
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