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residency in belgium

Discussion in 'Europe' started by red roses, May 31, 2009.

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  1. red roses

    red roses

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    hi everybody.i am a graduate from pakistan.i have completed 5 year bachelors degree i.e MBBS..which stands for bachelors in medicine and bachelors in surgery..n now m planing for specialist training in belgium...i have searched for da selection procedure on different websites but didnt get da information i required....PLEASE ANSWER MI QUESTIONS IF ANYBODY OUT THERE KNOWS A BIT ABOUT DOCTORS TRAINING IN BELGIUM:
    1.HOW DO WE GET LISCENSE TO PRACTISE THERE?WHOM SHOULD I CONTACT?
    2.DOES DIS COUNTRY ACCEPT DOCTORS FROM NON EU COUNTRIES?
    3.IS THERE ANY SELECTION TEST??INERVIEW??EVALUATION???
    PLEASE I NEED HELP
    THANX.
     
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  3. Popota

    Popota

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    Aug 25, 2009
    Lisbon

    I there!

    I´m from Portugal but i´ll tell what I´ve been told: In belgium you need to do a test (american type) with questions about "all" medicine and questions about the specialty you want. Afterwards you need to do an oral examination with 3 teachers about your specialty. Then, in the majoraty of specialties, you enter either to internal medicine or to general surgery (I was told it´s very competitive to get in internal medicine), you work 3 years there and only after that you make onother examination to chose the area you want. What I was told is that it´s very competitive..

    I have no idea if they accept non-EU doctors.

    Hope I could help you...
     
  4. slight365

    slight365 2+ Year Member

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    Feb 24, 2009
    Brush up on your French is the first piece of advice.
     
  5. g12321

    g12321 7+ Year Member

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    Apr 10, 2009

    I havent been able to find enough info about that, can someone please help with more info. Thanks in advance.
     
  6. transparency

    transparency

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    Sep 7, 2011
    Hi, what kind of information are you looking for?. For Belgium I have read some forum and they said is quite competitive but possible. They are so picky with the level of French. The process is a internship for 1 month, an examen and the last step is an interview.
     
  7. geen naam

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    first of all you'll have to decide between the dutch part or the french part.

    The French part i can't really help you with as i know very little about it.

    The Dutch part (Flanders) is where i'm from and what i'll explain briefly.
    The very short explanation is you are out of luck if you want a competitive residency as it just isn't going to happen.
    The slightly longer explanation is that the 3 big universities (Antwerpen, Leuve & Gent; basicly the ones with a med school) get a number of spots allocated for residency each year and they do solicitations for it, however students from the own university get first pick so as a foreign grad student you only get to pick from what is left. A&E, general medicine, psychiatry usually have spots free, although general medicine is picking up

    now for your other questions

    Your license can indeed be aknowledged if our country deems it equal more about it here:
    http://www.health.belgium.be/eporta...rnationalmobility/index.htm#Erkenning_diploma

    Basicly this says if you got your medical degree in EU or Swiss you can follow this application (dutch)

    If you got it from outside the EU you have to get it approved by the region (Dutch/French government)
    French: http://www.equivalences.cfwb.be/portail_equivalences.asp

    Dutch: http://www.ond.vlaanderen.be/naric/
    => this is the document you want to end up with for the dutch part http://www.ond.vlaanderen.be/naric/...s/academische erkenning hoger onderwijs_E.doc

    which you then send to:
    Federale Overheidsdienst Volksgezondheid,
    Veiligheid van de Voedselketen en Leefmilieu,
    Cel Internationale Mobiliteit van de Gezondheidsbeoefenaars
    Victor Hortaplein, 40 (bus 10) - Bureau 02D283
    1060 Brussel
    Tel. : +32 2 524.99.00
    Fax : +32 2. 524.98.15
    E-mail : [email protected]
    Web : http://www.health.fgov.be
     
  8. collinsaboloje

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    Jul 2, 2012
    I want to ask something about cardiology residency in belgium (preferably dutch part) since i m a non-EU 5th yr med student in ukraine.. i will graduate next yr june

    1. For cardiology, how long is the residency?
    2. for cardiology, which university or hospital that I should apply for medical residency?
    3. what are the requirements? as i am ready to fulfill any
    4. is it easy to get into the system?
    4. do i get paid in the course of doing my residency?
    5.what are my chances as a medical student(graduate) from ukraine.



    kindly help guys..
     
  9. 6069

    6069

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    Aug 10, 2012
    Hello ppl
    I am a pakistani medical grad did 5 yr mbbs studies....need help regarding getting residency in belgium wat is required n where to proceed


    Kindly help
     

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