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Medicial training, work, school in Fiji

Discussion in 'General International Discussion' started by shaunapple, Nov 10, 2001.

  1. shaunapple

    shaunapple New Member

    Nov 9, 2001
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    Recently visited Fiji en route to Australia. Feel absolutly in love with the country and people.

    I'm 20, american and planning to begin medical school within the next year. Have always held quite a interest in various medical professions. Also have studyed pharmocology and many 'alternative medicines' on my own time for several years.

    I haven't been fortunite in searches thus far to find enough specific information for any of the following ideas:

    a) Attending medical school in either Nadi or Suva. What are the costs, how plausible would it be retaining a student VISA?

    b) Training or working in some type of medical profession or hospital in Nadi or Suva. What is available, how plausible would it be retaining a work VISA?

    c) Setting up practice in Fiji for alternative medicines. What sort of licenses would I need?

    d) Attending medical collage in the US when my Australian 4-month work VISA expires. Then returning to Fiji to work in the field.

    Please any experiances for advice is greatly appreciated. Feel free to e-mail.

    Kindest regards,

    Shaun Apple
    [email protected]
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  3. Stephen Ewen

    10+ Year Member

    Feb 5, 2000
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    The Fiji School of Medicine accepts very few non-Fijians. If you graduate abroad, you must seek the obligatory registration with the Fiji Medical Council, Ministry of Health, in Suva. They will grant licence to practise to those who have graduated abroad from "a recognized medical school" and have completed a 1-year internship. This entails obtaining a contract with the Fiji Government. I am not sure how Visa/residency status plays into this.

    For more info, a Fijian embassy is great:


    <a href="http://www.fsm.ac.fj/student.htm" target="_blank">http://www.fsm.ac.fj/student.htm</a>

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