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    Question Surgeon specialist and a pediatrician

    Hello!

    Certainly will be much questions.

    I originate from Hungary, 33 year old.
    I am a traumatologic surgeon specialist and a pediatrician.
    My old dream, comes true possibly.
    It would like to be lived on an exotic island.

    And the questions come here.
    How I may work than a doctor in Dominikan Republic?
    What kind of exams is needed put down?
    What kind of payment may I count on on a monthly level?

    What his opportunities for the opening of medical practice?
    What are the opportunities of a pharmacy's opening?

    I wait for all answers with love.

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    1) You need to speak Spanish very well
    2) You need to register at a Dominican University
    3) You need to take a few courses
    4) You need to submit your medical degree, coursework, syllabus, and Medical License to the Dominican Medical College, plus you need to have everything translated into Spanish and certified and stamped by a Dominican Consulate.
    5) All of this take three or four years, according to reports.
    And this is just the beginning.

    Good Luck

    HB

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    I say thank you for the fast answers!

    What is at my disposal:
    - medical degree
    - pediatric specialist's exam
    - surgery specialist's exam

    I hope, I do not have to study a full university season from beginning to end, if I am a practising doctor. (pharmacology and a nursing doctrine)

    May I have the official translation of the documents, made in DR?
    On Hungary, there is not a Dominican foreign representation.

    The Spanish language, on a Spanish lingual area can be developed. :P

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    Are you starting from a base knowledge of no Spanish? If so, you may WANT more time in the university. Hillbilly's info is excellent. One thing you might want to consider is that doctors in the DR do not make a lot of money even with two specialties--compared to many other countries.

    Have you been to the DR? Please consider visiting and spending time before making a longterm commitment. Not all exotic--or even Caribbean islands--are even remotely similar. A person who has visited one area of the DR might not have a true impression of what living here would take. I'm not trying to discourage you but rather assist you in making an educated decisions.

    There certainly should be ample opportunities for you to work once you are fully fluent in Spanish and licensed here as long as you are not seeking to become rich but are rather content to be living in a warm island climate. I say this knowing that some areas of the country do not have training opportunities available while others are screaming to ge their hands on a well-trained doctor.

    One questions I have is what you mean by your "pharmacology and nursing doctrine"? What exactly did your training consist of? Were these areas of study prior to your MD or some sub-sub specialties in addition to your pediatrics and trauma? If so (for either case), at what stage in your training and for how long was the program. TIA. I'm interested only to learn more about the education process of health care professionals in other places and to assist you.

    As for translating, you will be able to pay someone here to translate IF you bring OFFICIAL university seal-embossed copies of all of your documents. May I also suggest that you bring a full CV, photos, and letters of recommendations from professionals in your field, as well as professors.

    Good luck!

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    I hope, I learn it for the Spanish language quickly.
    I do not believe in the fact that he would be a trouble with it.

    The young foreign country resident doctors, his language knowledge is horrible.
    But the Hungarian language, between the world's heaviest languages owes.

    Richness?
    I do not make an effort, in that direction, that let me catch up with Bill Gates.
    If, I can live normally and gladly, it totally satisfactory for me.

    You were curious about a Hungary example:
    The naturalisation of a medical degree, approximately a „half clock” procedure,
    if the candidate have European degree.
    In other cases, the pharmacology and from a nursing doctrine it is necessary to make an exam. (max. 3-4 month. But may work in this period.)

    I believe it this understandable.
    Diferent names and combinations for medicine...
    All countries, observes a different nursing doctrine norms.

    What is the Hungarian medical training like?
    The general medical science consists of six university years, which 12 semesters are,.
    Successful graduates receive the diploma of a Medical Doctor (M.D.), entitling them to enter the medical profession. As recognition of its high level, our medical training was accredited by several foreign countries, including the United States. Our former students pass state examinations of various countries, including USMLE, with well above the average results.

    Dentistry students acquire a D.M.D. degree.

    After finish of the residency, to specializing, onto more year practice there is need.
    These generally 3-4 years, (sub-sub specialties) (or 6 years for plastic surgery)
    (phD)

    Hungarian net payments, in American dollar.

    resident doctor: 600 USD /month
    specialist : 1100 USD /month

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    Okay...you've satisfied my questions. The pay here for public docs is not at all great but as a specialist here privately you would do better than what you've listed. I notice that you say "net" payments (is that after practice costs?)

    I'm still not clear on the nursing and pharmacy part but it isn't central to your question.

    One further question though...on a scale of 1 to 10 (10 being perfect fluency of a native English speaker) how fluent would you say you are in ENGLISH? TIA!
    paz y salud,
    DrChrisHE

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    I say thank you for your answers!

    -Yes, I mentioned net payments.
    Additional payment supplements, the duty prize yak.
    This depends on the hospitals.
    Budapest have 2 million residents.
    There are more hundred emergency cases daily.
    Breaks, injuries, car accidents, pricked and gunshot wounds, etc.

    -The pharmacology and a nursing doctrine...

    I meant it by this, that for the medicines names...

    For example:

    Penicillin figures on more names between the Hungarian medicines.

    Penicillin = Penicillin 100.000 NE

    Maripen = Penicillin 500.000 NE

    Maripen Extra = Penicillin 1.000.000 NE

    Sandoz = Penicilln G Na 1.000.000 NE

    But this only an example.
    The name of the medicines is different in the adjacent countries already.

    Nursing doctrine...

    Others are the society's insurance expectations for all countries.
    He is defined, that with an illness, how many days may be , in hospital.


    -English language.

    This is a totally multilayer question.

    With a plain education, native English
    - his vocabulary may not be tall. ( 4)

    A graduate, native English
    - his vocabulary is very tall. (9-10)


    I speak and I write continuous in English language.

    My vocabulary whole tall.

    For example, the Harry Potter volumes, I translated it simply for my son.

    On a scale of 1 to 10 (10 being perfect fluency of a native English speaker)
    general vocabulary 7
    pronunciation 7
    grammar 6
    ....
    text reading understanding 9
    American and English literature 8

    average 7

    but this in European mapping.


    You could write a couple of rows, about the medical practice.(own)

    I would make general practitioner tasks in a tourist zone, (Sosua, Cabarete)
    to these, at my disposal whith a full equipments.

    With a friendly greeting,
    Laszlo (Ladislao)

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    Thanks for the reply. I work in an orphanage clinic (as the pubic health officer and primary care coordinator/provider--when our pediatrician is no. The NPH orphanage is on the South side of the island (opposite of Sosua and Caberete) in a batey of Romon Santana.

    You should be able to get a supervisoral traineeship in one of the tourist clinics. I'm not but I believe you can work under a licesed MD from day one here. That is what I do in the NPH clinic. While the Pediatrician admits that my knowlege base is much braoder and I have more clinical experience, she has the DR license so ultimately she is responsible. If you find someone like that to work with, you'll be hands-on much faster. I find it also easier to speak Spanish when I'm dealing with medical words. I know the material inside and out and don't have to work around those issues. I get to focus more on the nuances of subjective speach (the I 'would have done this if I could have' or 'she ought have had that helmet on prior to the accident.' Would have, could have and should have drive me nuts!

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    Hello DrChrisHE!

    I have a vocational question...

    A compatriot of mine live in Sosua ten years ago, he have Raynaud syndrome, this 99%... he would need PENTOXIFYLLIN-B (100mg) in an injection, infusion giving in.
    Can be found at you medicine like this?
    Pentoxifylline is the agent of this medicine.

    I would send it to him if there is not medicine like this,
    is it possible to send this into Dominika?

    Thx!

    Ladislao

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    Quote Originally Posted by riedllaszlo View Post
    Hello DrChrisHE!

    I have a vocational question...

    A compatriot of mine live in Sosua ten years ago, he have Raynaud syndrome, this 99%... he would need PENTOXIFYLLIN-B (100mg) in an injection, infusion giving in.
    Can be found at you medicine like this?
    Pentoxifylline is the agent of this medicine.

    I would send it to him if there is not medicine like this,
    is it possible to send this into Dominika?

    Thx!

    Ladislao
    Technically this is not the appropriate arena to discuss this but it is your thread. You--as an MD-- should be able to buy these here. As to whether YOU can send them to someone outside, I really can't advise you on that.

    I will give you some advice on the pharmaceuticals here though. My experience as well as discussions with many other professionals tells me that the phamaceuticals are not as reliable here as in other places. I'm not sure you would be doing your friend any favors by supplying them to him.

    PM me if you have more detailed or specific questions about this and I'll try to direct you to an appropriate source of information.

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