Europe

 

Europe
To practice medicine in European countries (not Germany or UK) such as Denmark, Sweden, or Norway, medical graduates first need to learn the country’s language. Upon completion of language courses, foreign doctors are required to complete a medicolegal course provided in universities in the country as well as having their credentials assessed.

 

Europe
To practice medicine in European countries (not Germany or UK) such as Denmark, Sweden, or Norway, medical graduates first need to learn the country’s language. Upon completion of language courses, foreign doctors are required to complete a medicolegal course provided in universities in the country as well as having their credentials assessed.
The license requires passing examinations, usually one clinical knowledge exam administered in the country’s language and a clinical exam to assess your ability to deal with patients in their language. After passing these examinations, you will be required to complete a period of supervised training, ranging from 12-18 months, according to the country and assessment of your credentials. Following the supervised training, you will be awarded an unrestricted license to be able to practice medicine in the country or apply to one of their specialized training programs.
The most important factor to take into consideration is the difficulty of obtaining a work visa for Non-EU Citizens which may limit your ability to practice medicine in these countries despite obtaining their license.
Many of the European countries have Master’s and PhD programs available in English in a wide range of subjects. There are also scholarships available to foreign graduates in these programs, which would facilitate the transition to these countries by providing time to learn the language and complete the required courses as well as becoming accustomed to the medical systems and visa issues.