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Poland to simplify employment for doctors from non-EU countries
14:32, 21 October 2017
Poland to simplify employment for doctors from non-EU countries

At the moment they have to confirm their degree in Poland, cover the subjects they didn’t have, and pass exams

14:32, 21 October 2017

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Poland is planning to simplify employment for doctors from non-EU countries, in order to resolve the issue of medical workers shortage, according to Dziennik Gazeta Prawna.

The country is looking into the German approach to issuing licenses to international doctors, so that they can work at a certain place. At the moment, doctors from non-EU countries have to confirm their degree in Poland, cover the subjects they didn’t have, and pass exams on the knowledge of medical terms in Polish. These are the regulations the government seeks to simplify.

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The doctors in Poland are dissatisfied with the pay they are receiving. On October 19, after a three-week strike of young doctors, the government announced increased public expenditure on healthcare in the country.

Currently 1.137 foreign doctors are working in Poland, including 306 from Ukraine, 139 from Belarus, and 81 from Germany.

In 2016, Poland issued 1.2 million visas for Ukrainians, with 650.000 of them being work visas.

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