Posts Tagged ‘resident doctors’

What makes the UK unique?

Monday, September 9th, 2013

What do you think makes the United Kingdom special?

Over the course of the next few months we will bring to your attention several interesting things one can do in the United Kingdom.

So let’s get started:

1.       Take a royal trip to Buckingham palace:

It is safe to say that most of you know what Buckingham palace represents and where Buckingham palace is… Buckingham palace represents the British royal quarters and is as big of a tourist attraction today as it was 100 years ago, in fact maybe even bigger now.

It is the home of the royal family and will remain the home of the royal family for years to come. Although it’s not the smallest, nor is it the biggest palace in the world, it’s scale and majestic appearance inspires.

Guided tours are occasionally available and one should certainly seize the chance for such an occasion.

With no doubt, it is one of London’s most important buildings and one of the most sought after tourist attraction.


2.       Have a day out at Alton Towers:

 Alton Towers has been a place of attraction for many people since the 1800s when it was opened to the public as for their beautiful gardens, however since 1980 it has been the UK’s top theme park, crushing its biggest rival into administration in 2007.

Alton Towers is perhaps best known for its amazing roller-coasters such as the Nemesis, Rita and more recently Thirteen.

If you are traveling to the UK or you are already here and looking for something new and exciting to do, I would thoroughly recommend taking the time out to have a day at Alton Towers. There is something for everyone including rides, arcades, beautiful gardens and of course the manor house which is at the center of the park.


3.       Visit Holkham magic Beach:

Holkham Magic is a beach in England which has been named Britain’s best beach, now of course this is all a matter of opinions and each is welcome to their own but this beach really is fantastic. For those of you that are fans of motion pictures, this is the same beach which Gwyneth Paltrow walked along in the final scene of Shakespeare in love, just this fact may be intriguing enough to make you want to visit Holkham.

Holkham is also part of a major Nature Reserve, the biggest in Britain in fact, this is because of the rare flowers and animals that live in this part of the world, don’t get me wrong it certainly is not Madagascar but it is a very precious part of England. If you have not yet been here then I would suggest you make a visit.

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!




Doctors leaving Hungary: the official reports of 2012

Wednesday, April 17th, 2013

In comparison to 2011, last year presented a total of 2061 (higher with 161 than in 2011) workers from the health care sector who applied for certificates from the Office of Health Authorization and Administrative Procedures to work abroad. It is true that according to the statistics of the Office of Health Authorization and Administrative Procedures, that in 2012 there were fewer doctors and more dentists, pharmacists and mostly health care professionals who have applied for the permits. The number of health care professionals who seek employment abroad has increased.

According to the data gathered by the Office of Health Authorization and Administrative Procedures, out of those who were seeking employment abroad, 1108 where doctors( 100 less than in 2011), in average almost as many as two years ago (1111), but compared with the data from 2006 (520) it is double.

 Compared with 2011 last year there were with three dozen more dentist who asked for certificate, a total of 255, and with 50% more pharmacists in total 65 who have applied at the authority.

The biggest increase was in the number of nurses: 518 have applied for certificates from the Office of Health Authorization and Administrative Procedures compared with the 314 of the previous year.

From the data of the Office of Health Authorization and Administrative Procedures the majority of doctors who have applied for the certificates in year 2012 had a specialist medical degree in total 738, the most doctors where: Internal medicine specialist (86), family doctors (75), anesthesiologist (74), surgeons (47), pediatricians (35), gynecologist (32), radiologists (25) and cardiologists (20). If we count the other health care professionals who handle children and the protection of the youth (+14 doctors) the number of pediatricians who have left the country has increased significantly.

The most popular country has become Germany which has taken over England which previously was without competition. From those who have applied for certificates the majority of doctors and nurses wants to work in Germany and Austria, only among the dentists and pharmacists does the UK still lead.

The division by age of the applicants shows that the majority of the applicants are young between 25-29 years. This is the same by the doctors; the majority of the applicant doctors are between this ages. An interesting fact is that doctors who are over 65 years have applied for the certificate. The majority of the dentists and pharmacists are as well between 25-29 years, only the average age of midwifes and nurses is higher 30-40.

In the year 2012 happened for the first time that the number of the woman who want to work abroad was higher than those of the men, from the total of 2061 applicants the number of woman was 1212. Only by the doctors is still higher the number of men, but the majority of applicants from dentists, pharmacists and nurses are women.

Comparatively the doctor emigration statistics from the previous years: In 2005 the number of doctors who have applied for certificates was 604, in 2006 this number was 520, in 2007 it was 590, in 2008 it was 728, in 2009 it was 887, in 2010 it was 1111 and in 2011 it was 1200.


Surce of the article: Orvosok Lapja 2013/3

Celebrating our candidates success stories

Wednesday, December 5th, 2012

“A thing of great importance to us is learning from your experience, learning from your success, thus perfecting ourselves in the future”

In life, one should always find time to celebrate success and give credit to the success of others. Every year we like to dedicate an evening to all of our successful candidates that are happily living and working in Germany, and that have remained thankful for all of our hard work and time that we invested in helping them reach their goal: Starting a better life in Germany.

For the celebrations of 2012, the location for the meeting played a key role creating the perfect atmosphere. The city of Weilburg has an historical significance that spread out for over a millennia, giving tourists and visitors the ability to experience to travel back in time and wander through its old squares, castle gardens and narrow medieval streets, and of course – Castle Weilburg.

Dining in the shadow of Weilburg Castle:

As ripped out of a fairytale, a medieval setting, bright lighted hall with tasteful decorations, red velvet seats and big round dining tables and of course, music in the background.

As the guests started arriving, cheerful greets and laughter started to fill the room, transforming the formal setting into a more family-like environment. Every guest is greeted with a glass of champagne, an honest thank you for joining our event and a smile that illustrates the true satisfaction of seeing former candidates so well and truly happy with their new found life in Germany.

“Tonight cultural and ethnic backgrounds do not matter, we are all Europeans!” 

It was so nice to see the fact that cultural backgrounds didn’t matter. Doctors in Germany are doctors in Germany, and they loved to share their experience with one another and exchange experiences about medical and non-medical related topics.

Once everybody got acquainted with each other and the champagne glasses where empty, a short toast was held:

“It is my great pleasure to see you all here at our yearly event. I am so happy to see that you are all well and that you and your families have adapted to the German way of life so well over the years. A thing of great importance to us is learning from your experience, learning from your success, thus perfecting ourselves and our services in the future. But first, let’s honor the mission of our cooks that prepared tonight’s meal for us. Thank you again for coming! Bon Appetite!”

The food was great, the service was impeccable, and the atmosphere was of joy and laughter. As soon as the deserts were finished it was time to honor our own mission and learn about our doctor’s success.

Everybody was keen to share their own personal experiences with us, experiences involving everything from the profession and workplace to the personal life and comparisons between living in Germany and life back home.

First of all, I have to underline the fact that no one was thinking of leaving Germany in the future and going back home, thus denoting a change for the better.

“Integration at the workplace and in society is relatively easy achieved. At the workplace, the multicultural aspects play a key role, German doctors and patients are used to having foreign doctors and foreign colleagues, as long as you can speak German and as long as you prove yourself as a professional people will treat you with respect.” 

“Integration in the German society is also helped by the facts that in Germany doctors are respected, especially in smaller cities where people get to know you. Of course the financial aspect helps the integration process as well. It’s nice to know that you can afford to go out and eat at a restaurant whenever you want, or go to the cinema or the theater.”

“Back home if we wanted to plan a vacation, we had to start putting money aside for months in a row just to be able to afford it; here you can have a decent vacation with the whole family out of just one paycheck.”

“The way of life is far more relaxed and far more comfortable than it was back home. Actually the whole quality of life is much better here, from the professional to the private aspects of life, it is a dream come true to be able to use high tech equipment in the hospital with no restrictions, to be able to prescribe any medications because they are all available in the hospital and to be able to go relaxed home knowing that you can easily pay your bills have fun, go to the restaurant, to the theater, to the cinema, or to go on vacation and still be able to put money aside in your bank account.”

“Starting off in a smaller hospital in a smaller city was the best decision I could have ever taken. As a foreigner having to adapt to so many aspects and break so many barriers at the beginning having a peaceful and calm home and work environment was all I needed. It is hard at first to get used to the system and the culture and the country… having great colleagues that were eager to help me adapt made my life a whole lot easier.”

“Another great thing is the learning experience here as a doctor. Hospitals put a huge accent on learning and training. The residency here as opposed to back home is not only a theoretical learning curve, everybody gets the chance to practice what they learn thus making us responsible doctors.”

As a plus, Dr. Cristian Baluta, resident doctor for Neurology, offerd us the chance to take a short interview with him, interview in which he describes his own experience as a young foreign doctor in Germany. You can access the interview here:

Besides sharing personal and professional experiences with us, it was nice to see that over the years we managed to create a tightly knit community of doctors with foreign backgrounds that thanks to our annual meetings have gotten to know each other and become friends.

We can only conclude that our annual doctor meeting of 2012 was a success. It was a pleasure for us to help you find a position in Germany and now, it is an honor for us to get to learn from your personal success and experience! Thank you!

“From our first contact with EGV Recruiting, we knew that we were dealing with a serious firm. We will forever be thankful to the people that helped us start a better life here in Germany”

Professions that pay off abroad!

Thursday, November 15th, 2012

Romanians working in the field of healthcare earn up to an average of 9 times as much working abroad than in their home country. Healthcare specialists are not the only professionals that earn significantly more abroad than in Romania. An article published by illustrates the current fields that pay at least 3 times as much in Western Europe.

Salaries in the healthcare sector can be 22 times higher abroad that in Romania!

The average gross salary in Healthcare in Romania for the month of September 2012 was about 400 Euros. Employers in Denmark offers currently for healthcare professionals that can reach gross wages of 9300 Euros, approximately 22 times as much as employers in Romania.

A specialist doctor in France earns a gross wage of about 4000 Euros per month.

Employers in Germany offer gross wages for specialist doctors similar to the ones in France, somewhere around 4000-6000 Euros per month.

But not only has the healthcare sector offered such advantages abroad.

For example:

  • Salaries offered in constructions are almost 5 times bigger in western Europe
  • Professional drivers earn 4 times as much in western Europe
  • Employees in the textile industry earn about 4 times as much in western Europe
  • Carpenters are paid 4 times as much abroad
  • Forrester workers earn up to 3 times as much in western Europe


Source of the article here

Numbers don’t lie

Monday, August 6th, 2012

The Romanian news portal “Stirile ProTV” published an article with the following title: “The Romanian doctor factory can’t keep up with the high number of doctors that choose to leave the country. Since 2007, 8200 doctors left the country.” 

Because of no significant changes in the Romanian health system, future doctors choose to leave the country. Candidates that get accepted by the Medical Universities state that nothing good awaits them in Romania once they graduate.

These sincere words come at a time when the Romanian health system has great needs for doctors and nurses.

The best of them seek jobs abroad, mostly for financial and technical reasons.

Fresh medical students with high and low grades alike choose to practice abroad once they finish their studies.

In the last 5 years the Romanian “doctor factory” couldn’t keep up with the massive exports. 7800 doctors graduated and 8200 left the country.

The Romanian health system searches for new solutions to resolve the personnel problems. One of these solutions is attracting foreign doctors to practice in the Romanian health care system. For now, doctors from the Republic of Moldova are most likely to be attracted by this possibility.

Source of the article


Changes in wages for the Romanian resident doctors!

Friday, July 27th, 2012

The new health bill makes a series of legislative changes regarding the medical staff. It’s not an unknown fact that both Romanian doctors and nurses prefer to leave the Romanian health system, being attracted by the substantial foreign wages.

Their enrollment as state employees, and their uptake as civil servants made the doctors express their grievances publicly at many occasions, even threating with mass resignations several times in the recent years.

The Romanian College of Physicians said that the new bill of health would regulate some aspects of the medical profession. Although not fully agreeing with the chapter on health workers, Dr. Prof. Astarastoae explained that the existing measures in the project could cause some doctors to stay in Romania after completing the residency.

“We have to take into consideration that the negative attitude people have towards doctors can not be controlled by law,” said the president of A few months ago at the General Meeting of the Romanian Medical College, a list of grievances was made public by the doctors. The new bill seems to take into account some of these grievances.

“In principle we agree with the chapter regarding the medical staff in the health bill. A key issue is that the doctors will no longer be considered state employees and civil servants as before. A doctor’s autonomy is important and I hope the state bodies will no longer be concerned about the activity of the doctors and bud out,” continued Prof. Dr. Vasile Astarastoae.


The National Register of staff in the health system, particularly useful

One of the first articles in the bill with the title X shows that the Ministry of Health established the National Register of specialized personnel in the health system, both for contractors and for the non-medical care.

Such a register will be extremely useful, especially considering that hospitals would have managerial autonomy. In addition, such a register should include all persons still in the Romanian health system, providing relevant statistics on actual figures of the exodus of doctors and nurses.

A novelty in the new draft law it the fact that resident doctors will be paid for medical work carried on in public health. Currently, resident physicians have low wages in light of the fact that the work they are making is considered training.

“It is important that the work of the medical residents will be remunerated. Another key issue is the fact that physicians will be able to negotiate their salary based on performance,” said the president of the Romanian College of Physicians.

Source of the article