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Taskrc
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what are our chances as doctors

Post by Taskrc » Fri Jul 21, 2017 10:29 am

Hello everyone!
My husband and I come from Turkey, we are doctors and would like to move to Finland. I am a citizen of Finland, that is the main reason we would like to go there, I'm learning Finnish, I should note that. I would like to ask whether anyone can give us any idea on our chances of finding a job as doctors in Finland. It's not easy I know, but if it is near impossible, maybe we would try somewhere else. I don't know where.

Thanks in advance!



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Re: what are our chances as doctors

Post by Upphew » Mon Jul 24, 2017 11:56 am

Taskrc wrote:Hello everyone!
My husband and I come from Turkey, we are doctors and would like to move to Finland. I am a citizen of Finland, that is the main reason we would like to go there, I'm learning Finnish, I should note that. I would like to ask whether anyone can give us any idea on our chances of finding a job as doctors in Finland. It's not easy I know, but if it is near impossible, maybe we would try somewhere else. I don't know where.

Thanks in advance!
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Re: what are our chances as doctors

Post by Taskrc » Wed Jul 26, 2017 4:40 pm

Thanks for the reply. I know about it, I'm asking about the personal experiences. For example, I know how the process goes to get licensed in Sweden, but it doesn't tell you that there are immigrant doctors who earn a living as taxi drivers.


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Re: what are our chances as doctors

Post by Querfeldein » Thu Jul 27, 2017 11:41 am

I know an Estonian doctor who recently came to Finland and seemed to have no problem finding work (and, after they didn't like it at one clinic, had no trouble finding a job at another one). However, this may depend on the specialization and the ability to speak Finnish (they also had to learn, but got fluent quite quickly, something I imagine to be far easier for an Estonian). They first came here through an agency - while I don't particularly like the system, perhaps you could try to find an agency first? If they take you on, they are probably confident to find a job for you (and there shouldn't be any costs for you, if it is a legitimate agency). Once you are in Finland in a medical job, it might be easier to apply for another one.


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Re: what are our chances as doctors

Post by Taskrc » Fri Jul 28, 2017 3:37 pm

Thank you very much for your reply. I haven't heard of agencies, how can I find them? I also wonder how can we find an internship which is necessary to get a license? Valvira recommends to contact directly to the hospitals but are there any other ways? How did your Estonian friend find an internship? My husband is an orthopedic surgeon and I work as a medical geneticist in Turkey. I couldn't find any information regarding how we can have our specializations approved in Finland. Thanks a lot for the information you've already provided.


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