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What makes the UK unique (part 3)

Tuesday, September 24th, 2013

Yep, part three of “What makes the UK unique”!


7. Visit London for a day:

London is one of the most visited cities in the world and is renowned for many things, obviously the House of Parliament, Big Ben, the London Eye, the Tower of London….

Another thing that puts London in the center of the map is shopping! Here one can buy anything from the latest fashion to tid-bits at the infamous Camden market. The many tourists that visit London often travel to see the same places every time, however if you look a little deeper you will be able to find a lot more than what meets the eye.

It is advisable to plan your journey ahead before arriving in London, not just because there is so much to see, but also because it can be quite daunting when visiting for the first time. If it is the first time in London, then I’d highly recommend visiting both the Big Ben but also Oxford Street for plenty of opportunities to buy the latest fashion or even a souvenir to remember the trip!


8. Be a spectator at the Silverstone Grand Prix:

Silverstone is one of the world’s hottest Motor Sport destinations in the whole of the UK. It is home to many various racing events, but the most famous of these it the Silverstone Formula One Grand Prix. This is really a day out for those of you that are petrol heads but can be enjoyed by the whole family if you feel inclined to take them with you.

So what can you do here? Well obviously you will be able to see some of the greatest racing machines in history, rushing past you at lightning speeds, driven by some of the most famous drivers in history.

The racetrack is also a great party atmosphere where one can camp over night between the two races (qualifications and the race).


9. Visit the Ancient Monument of Stonehenge:

Stonehenge is one of the most visited in-land attractions in the United Kingdom. It is shrouded in mystery and has been the source of many theories over the past few centuries. Stonehenge itself is actually a prehistoric structure which is in the country of Wiltshire and to this day archeologists still quarrel over the nature of this creation and when it was built.

Stonehenge is more than just a structure or monument. It is a reminder of the history surrounding the area and it is a tribute to those who actually built this amazing man-made monument. The surrounding areas have also been known to reveal Roman artifacts: coins and even remains overt the past few centuries.

It’s amazing that Stonehenge has even survived till today. Visiting Stonehenge will certainly be a memory that will last forever.


Did these facts made you consider not only visiting the United Kingdom but also the possibility of working in the UK?

Are you an experienced doctor?

Would you consider working as an RMO in the UK?

Than check out our job offers here and don’t forget to apply!

What makes the UK unique? (Part 2)

Thursday, September 12th, 2013

Welcome to part two of our “What makes the United Kingdom unique” article!

Here are today’s facts:

4.       Tour of the London Tower:

The tower of London was once known as the most frightening place in the whole of the United Kingdom, mainly because of the torturous goings on within the thick brick walls.

It was a place that brought fear into the heart of Londoners and made sure that they would stay on the right side of the law.

Today the tower is not so frightening. Now being a tourist attraction the Tower of London has become a sideshow to the city. Never the less, the Tower still inspires and demands respect.

5.       Watch a Football Match at Old Trafford:

Old Trafford stadium is the home of the infamous Manchester United football club. The stadium itself is a completely seated stadium meaning that there are no places available for spectators who wish to stand. The ground currently has the capacity to accommodate 75957 spectators making it the second largest football stadium in the whole of the United Kingdom.

The reason why Old Trafford is such a success over the years is obvious and since the grand opening in 1910 the fans haven’t stopped coming to watch their team play. The stadium itself is absolutely gorgeous. So if you are a Manchester United fan, or even if you’re just a football fan who’s never been to Old Trafford before; I would suggest visiting this fantastic stadium even if you only ever do it once.

 6.       Hike along the Ancient Hadrian’s Wall:


Hadrian’s Wall is located in the northern part of England. Now in ruins it is but a shadow of what it once represented. Tourists often visit Hadrian’s Wall, many of them with metal detectors hoping to find the next batch of Roman coins for their collection. The wall itself was built as a defensive fortification during the rule of Hadrian. The wall was approximately 73 miles long (118 km).

Did these facts made you consider not only visiting the United Kingdom but also the possibility of working in the UK? 

Are you an experienced doctor?

Would you consider working as an RMO in the UK?

Than check out our job offers here and don’t forget to apply!

German hospitals interested in Czech doctors

Friday, November 16th, 2012

German hospitals atract more and more czech doctors offering them hundreds of positions. The salary of doctor in Germany is 4 times higher that in the Czech Republic, but this is not the sole reason that makes Germany so attractive, equippment and professional growth opportunities also tip the ballance in Germany’s favor.

A young doctor in Germany earns about 3800 Euro’s /month while in the Czech republic the starting salary for a young doctor is 1000 Euros.

Last year, 172 med school graduates applyed for work abroad. After the first half of this year almost 100 doctors applied, having Germany the main destination point.


Source of the article: Slovenský rozhlas (12.11.2012 ,posted by Boris Kršňák, Prague)

Choosing a German State

Thursday, October 4th, 2012

Recently, we held a short survey designed to better understand our candidates’ wishes and desires when it comes to moving abroad and starting a career as a foreign doctor in a foreign land.
The survey was relatively simple with just two separate questions.

  1. In which country would you rather see yourself working as a doctor?
  2. In which German state would you like to live and work as a doctor?

Although some candidates prefer different countries or areas, some not even in Europe most of them seem to be interested in Germany.

Although Germany is the most sought after destination, it has its own “hot spots”, such as the land Bayern.

This outcome can just raises the following question: “Why?”.

All German states have state of the art hospitals, all German states have great infrastructure, and some German states have even an easier dialect than Boarisch (the German dialect spoken in Bayern).

Of course some of you may have friends or family in some states and that would justify your decision when picking a specific region.
For some people of course the distance from their homeland plays a key role, so here is something you might not know.

As in antiquity all roads led to Rome, for the East-West medical highway all roads lead to Vienna, thus we invite you to take a closer look to the maps below and pinpoint the distance form your country and hometown to any German state and city.


The first map represents the map of Europe and all circles have Vienna as an epicenter. 

The second map is a close-up of the first map with focus on Germany so that you can see all German cities and states in the 300km, 450km, 600km, 750km and 900km distance radius of Vienna:

  • 300km radius: 
    Part of Bayern, including cities such as Passau, Deggendorf, Bad Füssing.
  • 300-450km radius:
    Part of Bayern, including cities such as München, Augsburg, Ingolstadt, Regensburg, Nürnberg, Erlangen.
    Part of Thüringen, including cities such as Grea.
    Most of Sachsen, including cities such as Zwickau, Plauen, Chemnitz, Dresden, Leipzig, Radeberg, Görlitz.
    Part of the state Brandenburg, including cities such as Cottbus, Lüben.
  • 450-600km radius:
    Most of Baden-Württemberg, including cities such as Albstadt, Ulm, Stuttgart, Karlsruhe, Pforzheim, Heidelberg.
    Part of Bayern, including cities such as Würzburg and Schweinfurt.
    Part of Hessen, including cities such as Darmstadt, Frankfurt am Main, Kassel, Schlitz, Fulda.
    Part of Thüringen including cities such as Erfurt, Suhl, Weimar, Mühlhausen.
    Part of Niedersachsen, including cities such as Göttingen, Brunswick.
    Sachsen Anhalt, with cities such as Halle, Dessau, Magdeburg, Stendal.
    Part of Brandenburg, with cities such as Potsdam, Rathenow, Neuruppin, Schwedt.
    Part of Mecklenburg-Vorpommern, with cities such as Neustrelitz.
  • 600-750km radius:
    Part of Baden-Württemberg, with cities such as Freiburg.
    Saarland, with cities such as Saarbrucken.
    Rheinland-Pfalz, with cities such as Kaiserlautern, Worms, Trier, Koblenz.
    Part of Hessen, including cities such as Wiesbaden, Wetzlar.
    Part of Nordrhein-Westfalen, including Bonn, Köln, Siegen, Remschied, Dortmund, Münster, Bielfeld.
    Part of Nidersachsen, icluding cities such as Hanover, Celle, Verden, Soltau, Uelzen, Lüneburg.
    Part of Schleswig-Holstein, with cities such as Ahrensburg, Lübeck.
    Part of Mecklenburg-Vorpommern, with cities such as Schwerin, Rostock, Greifswald, Stralsund, Barth, Bergen.
  • 750-900km radius:
    Part of Nordrhein-Westfalen, with cities such as Düsseldorf, Duisburg, Essen.
    Part of Niedersachsen, with cities such as Osnabruck, Oldenburg, Lingen, Cuxhaven.
    Part of Schleswig-Holstein, with cities such as Kiel, Schleswig, Flensburg.


We would be more than delighted if you would tell us your preferences regarding working as a doctor in Germany!

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Why Hungarian doctors choose to migrate abroad

Friday, September 14th, 2012

Only 2% of the ones that work abroad, plan to return to Hungary in the next 2 years.

“Since I started working here, during one year, I managed to get rid of my diabetes medication. I no longer have to hold diets, all the lab works are great, I’m well rested and balanced”- wrote a specialist doctor working in Germany in the query realized by the Resident Doctor Society, addressing the topic Hungarian doctors working abroad. Based on the answers given by the 150 questioned medics, the working abroad doctors’ general impression about the current situation in Hungary comes to the surface.

The query was realized online in October-December 2011. 85% of the responding doctors went abroad between 2008-2011. 71% of the participants worked in the Hungarian health care system before leaving abroad. From the answers given, 15% of abroad working Hungarian doctors, were considering even as students the possibility of leaving abroad.

When asked if they would ever plan on moving back to Hungary in the next 2 years, only 2% gave a positive answer. 58% said a definite no, and 25% would come back only if the system would change for the better. 15% were not sure or couldn’t give a precise answer. Even more so, the majority that gave a negative answer (28%) stated that they wouldn’t come back in the next 20 years.

7% of the respondents think about coming back in the next 5 years. 58% are still not sure about staying 5 years abroad. From the query one can draw the conclusion that there are 3 factors that prevent the doctors to come back:
1. The wages back home
2. The workload of over 60 hours/day
3. The impossibility of starting a family
4. Bribes

Based on the answers given, one can conclude that 2 out of 3 medics working abroad would come back if they would receive a decent salary starting from 300 000 Ft and normal amount of working hours.

For now it’s not hard to make a decision regarding staying abroad or coming home, because abroad, the colleagues’ patients and locals are very friendly, according to 90% of query respondents. Even more, residencies abroad are considered more efficient.

“Young doctors are ambitious and are integrated in the teams relatively quickly. Besides being under constant supervision, young doctors also get responsibilities from the start. Quality is assured via feedback. Proposals and ideas are also widely accepted. Most of these are promptly implemented.” –stated a resident doctor from Germany.

Another resident doctor working in Germany stated that despite his young age, he is allowed to perform operations. This is one of the rarest and most important things, besides this all positive and negative things are irrelevant. He also states that besides work, shifts and studying there is time for living.

The survey also addressed the issue of practices from abroad that could be easily implemented back home. The following answers were provided:

“Doctors are not caught up in administrative duties”.

“Regardless of someone’s profession or work, people respect each other”.

“After passing the specialist exam you actually can work by yourself”.

“Respecting the legislation regarding the work time and attributes”.

“What strikes me as an incredible difference is the fact that people listen to me despite being just a resident. Doctors and nurses work together in order to solve cases. On the other side there is a strong bond between doctors.”

Social studies were interested in learning about how Hungarians from across the border integrated themselves and live the day to day life:

“In order to avoid confusions I would like to add the fact that abroad you have to work a lot! Anyway in this particular field, it’s not about closing the shop door every day at 4 o’clock. But it feels different going to work and earning a decent living. Even abroad, medics don’t have the highest salaries but still they can create decent living conditions for their families” – resident doctor in Germany.

“When I started considering leaving the country, I was influenced by the over solicitation that I was exposed to in the hospital back home. This manifested itself as physical illness (diabetes and lack of sleep). Complaining to my employer brought no results. Considering my own health and the future of my family, I started to apply for positions abroad.”

“For 6 years I have been working and living abroad. Most of the doctors working abroad would gladly come back home, if they would feel themselves welcomed back.” – Specialist doctor UK.

“If the year of my graduation (2008) had presented a better home situation, I wouldn’t have started applying for jobs abroad. It is sad that I had to leave my home country but here I don’t have to worry about bills, rent costs, my car, cloths, vacations and even saving up some money. “– resident UK

“My worse memory from back home is tightly correlated to the constant bribes. I was allergic to them and was quite terrified when people kept insisting to take the money.” – specialist USA.

“During my years as a student, I was against migration. (My girlfriend is also a doctor and we graduated together). After graduation we worked together in Hungary. We lived together with her mom in order to be able to pay utilities. We had no time and no money for fun. Working overtime didn’t pay off either, and there was no chance to start a family. Once, a patient tried to beat me up. The last drop filled my cup of disappointments. Even though I loved my colleagues I decided to go abroad. Having an independent life, my own car, future perspectives, and a life outside the hospital improved our life.” –resident Germany.

“If we continue to postpone the resolving remuneration issues in Hungary, we will have to lose an entire generation, and then young doctors will not have any other motivation to stay home because they won’t have any mentors back here to teach them the art of medicine”- specialist UK.


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Czech doctors working abroad for salaries 4 times as high

Friday, May 11th, 2012

According to the Czech Television, the graduates from the Czech Faculty of Medicine choose to leave the Czech Republic and work abroad.

How many?

According to the official data, only last year about 172 graduates have left to work abroad, despite the success of the “Děkujeme, odcházíme” (thank you, we are leaving) movement that had a favorable outcome for the doctors.



A salary 4 times higher than the one he would have received back in the Czech Republic, is just one of the motivational factors that drove Dr. Vetelsky Martin, a graduate of the Faculty of Medicine from the Karlov University in Prague, who is currently working in Germany.

“Of course, one of the reasons was the financial aspect, but there are also other reasons: the possibilities offered regarding professional development, more opportunities in terms of graduate studies…

Another thing that really delights me is the friendliness and ease with which interpersonal relationships are established in the hospital, in the waiting room, between the doctors and patients alike.” Said Vetelsky.

The migration phenomenon does not just involve the fresh graduates. The numbers indicate that only last year 500 experienced doctors left the country, states Ceska TV
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Straub demands more outpatient treatment from the hospitals

Thursday, January 5th, 2012

About 10% of the approximately 2.000 German hospitals will have to close

Wuppertal/Berlin – More outpatient treatment at hospitals is demanded by the chief on Germany’s largest health insurer.  The CEO of Bramer GEK, Christopher Straub, warned on Monday the hospitals in Wuppertal, to use the economic pressure in order to break up old structures.

“It is not, as claimed, a closure of clinics, it underlines the idea of more outpatient care services at clinics,” said Straub. Currently there are about 2.000 hospitals in Germany.

Straub had been previously cited by the world with the words: “There are too many hospitals and especially too many hospital beds.” Germany has structures that are “larger and more expensive than in other countries.”

In a statement, Straub, pointed out that in his opinion, much more frequently than before, “the interdisciplinary, personnel and technical infrastructure of the hospitals should be used for short inpatient and outpatient care”. Doctors should be able to provide both outpatient and inpatient care.

“An integration of outpatient and inpatient care services is the best way to gain competitive advantage in the market”, said Straub. Nowadays more and more treatments could be performed faster and gentler on an outpatient basis.

Saving measures to maintain the hospital sector

In the interview, Straub also spoke out against the hospitals to adopt the savings contribution from the health care reform. “It is not advisable to take back the austerity measures in the hospitals, only to simply maintain expensive hospital structures.”

The German Hospital Federation had earlier called out to the federal government to relax the austerity package. The Chief Executive Georg Baum said that “the billions of surpluses in the Health Fund and in the national health insurance agency should dissolve the hospitals anger over the continuation of the austerity measures at the expense of about 600 million Euros in 2012.” Cost containment will continue despite the surplus of billions of euros and despite the apparent problems of the hospitals.

According to the Hospital Rating Report 2011 to 2020, presumably without countermeasures currently about 10% of the approximately 2.000 German hospitals will have to close. The economy will be especially hard on smaller hospitals in administration by the local authorities.  The rural areas will be particularly affected.

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