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Discussion in 'Africa and Middle East' started by arash_aryamanes, Jan 4, 2007.

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  1. arash_aryamanes

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    hey friends
    anyone from south africa??or intresed to continue here/.
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    I am marrying a South African and interested in possibly practicing in South Africa after residency, but I will be a D.O. (doctor of osteopathy). From what I have read, D.O.'s are not allowed to get a license to practice medicine in S.A., do you know if this is this true, or if there is any way around this?
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    Hello I'm from the Philippines. Just want to introduce myself. I'm a medical intern. 25 years old. This year I'll probably start my residency either in the UK or Australia. I want to practice in Africa probably or the Philippines working with MSF or WHO. I hope to hear from you guys.Thank you

    Delano
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    hi,,,u guys should call hpcsa
    and ask them about these possibilities
    as far as i know,south african degrees are well appreciated in newzealnad and auastralia and ireland
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    Hi!

    I'm from SA, currently in 4th year and studying at TUKS. Busy but enjoying it...
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    hi,,where is tuks?
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    how is the situation for SA doctors abroad??i know how can people come here to sa
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    Tuks in the University of Pretoria. South African doctors are pretty popular abroad because we graduate with LOTS of clinical experience that foreign graduates never get to see. It depends. They are more popular in countries like New Zealand and Australia.

    Maevlyn
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    i am in natal,,what r u doing in petoria?
    we could have all kind of registration in common wealth countries,,it seems is not as good as it used to be!what u think???
    i am thinking about canada
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    Shoo, I know a few people from Natal who are struggling with overseas registration! Best wishes!!

    Canada is a viable option, I'm personally considering Ireland with a view to enter Sweden later (have close friends there and I adore the country). It's really sad because so many of us are planning to leave just because of the conditions that we are expected to work in here. Just last week we ran out of syringes to draw bloods and administer meds with at Kalafong and the gelcos (for drips) we use keep on kinking on insertion (due to poor quality) which causes a lot of frustration for us and unnecessary pain for our patients. Let me know what your thoughts are...

    Regards
    Mae:oops:
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    hi im a 3rd year med student in Nairobi Kenya im doing my electives next year and was thinking of coming down to South Africa for them. Is there any information you can give about Pretoria.
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    south africa seems a good place to practice,,quality of life is high!
    but we should have some alternatives,,,,what u know about canda and what about specialist registration,,,,
    can we try new zeland and australia as specialist?i want to find the easiest and,,,,,:)
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    As for the elective, you'd be able to find the info you need at http://www.up.ac.za/academic/medicine/students/elective.htm. We have lots of students from other countries coming to do their electives in Pretoria so I think it's pretty easy to come here if you have the money to do so.

    Specialists are def in demand overseas! Just run a search on Google and you'll see what I'm talking about. THe UK and Canada are trying to cut down on headhunting from SA but Australia and New Zealand have no such scruples.

    Mae
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    THe UK and Canada are trying to cut down on headhunting from SA but Australia and New Zealand have no such scruples.

    please tell me more about it,,,,as a specialist,,how can we go 4 canda or ,,,should we do their exams??
    u know anyone or any website ,can help us more???

    Mae
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    thanks my friend
    i search them and will come back to u
    keep well
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    hi maevlyn the link you gave me isnt updated none of the email addresses there are valid but thanks for the heads up tho
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    hi
    i will to get in touch with any one preparing for the foreign trained pharmacist licensing exams in johannesburg
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    Just wondering if anyone out there is a University of Cape town student and has done surgery at Somerset in Cape town. I'm an Auckland med student and will be doing a two month elective there in the winter of 09. Tried to get into Groote Schuur but they were already filled for the times I wanted to go there. Any and all info would be much appreciated. Thanks
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    I qualified from UCT a couple of years ago. UK was first choice, but with PLAB and bad remuneration, chose Canada - which also has great prospects for long term stay - very cosmopolitan (I am a person of color) etc. HAve been working here for close to a year now. Saskatchewan is popular among SAs. The remuneration is great, but things can get a bit lonely here, depending on where you are posted. Mind you the Canadians are lovely people. very friendly. So just a few tips before you leave SA: If you are married with children, best to chose a position that offers a good salary ie should be contracted and not fee-for service - dont accept any less than CND255000/annum, excluding calls. This is especially true if you need a guaranteed cash flow - it takes a while to get accustomed to things here, and you dont want the added pressure of recruiting patients in order to make ends meet. I know of some doctors who came here with the promise of huge returns in the fee-for service category only to be disappointed when it took five/six months to get things going. Try to get into a practice that has at least two other physicians. Solo practice esp early on is a BAD idea. BAD idea. Cant think of any thing else at the mo, but if you have anyother questions, holler!!
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    Hi, I'm a psychiatric resident, but did my internship at Somerset eons ago. What you wanna know?
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    Hi Debbie,
    I am currently a nurse practitioner student in women's health in Boston but we are considering a move to Cape Town in the next year. I have been considering switching to an MD program and am wondering about UCT's program, how does it affect your ability to work in the US? Are they receptive to foreign applicants?
    Thanks!
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    guate: I'm a south african studying in the US. UCT is a good university. However, if you get a degree anywhere in the world you are going to have to take your US licensing exams (USMLE's) to practise in the US. It's a royal pain.

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