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If I work in a medical career in another country, what are the regulations I need to follow?

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If I become certified with IJCAHPO (International Joint Commission on Allied Health Professionals in Ophthalmology) after graduating with my Associates, I can pretty much find a career in another country. If there is anyone working abroad or internationally in the medical field, I am interested in knowing what rules or regulations I must follow in order to live and work in another country.
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Alexandra’s Answer

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Hi Dariann, it is so wonderful that you would like to work in the area in medicine in another country. The answer above is great because it warns you that you would need to research the country where you are going to see if you have to pass additional requirements. However, you may be able to do an internship or do some volunteer work for a non-profit, too, before you get in to actually practising medicine abroad. I would check with Doctors Without Borders, the Red Cross, the Clinton Health Access Initiative (CHAI) and other organizations and see what needs and opportunities they offer. You can go as an observer or advisor, or you can go receive some additional training. I would suggest that you consider what part of the world interests you the most to narrow down the sea of opportunities.


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Aleksandra’s Answer

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Hi Dariann, it will greatly depend on the country and will have to be studied case by case. In some of the countries, US diploma will not be recognized and you will have to do additional studies and pass local certifications to be able to practice (example are some countries in European Union). For another countries, there are special programs that you can join and get the necessary administrative help and advise (one of the examples is https://medicalaid.org/). Also be mindful of the language in the country you are planning to go to and how you will be able to communicate with the patients. Overall, even a short international program is a great experience and really enriches your life and broadens your mind, so if you are interested, I would definitely advise to do it!

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