sharewadi wrote:Your hand seems a bit unsteady - you posted the same question twice.
Sorry about that - I thought it was relevant to both forums. (And no, I'm not a doctor yet - just getting a head start, that's all)
I just read this on the Emirates Hospital website:
There are tons of doctors but few truly superb ones in terms of having the magic six requirements:
1- Good US education or equivalent with a sub-specialty
2- Three to five year post graduate experience
3- Ethical (honest medical advice and ethical practice)
4- Personable/charming personality (Good looking and sharp dressing is a plus)
5- Able to work as a team (Not egomaniacs)
6- Motivated enough to want to be available to their patients.
I'd imagine that doctors with these qualifications (as I will hopefully be after completing my medical education here in the US) are much more sought after than those educated in south Asia, where it seems many of the doctors come from. I can't believe that salaries for these doctors are the same. What incentive would US doctors have to come then?
The website also said:
While US based doctors definitely earn much more “gross income” than their counterparts in UAE, the quality of life is better, raising a family is easier and more predictable but the rat race is becoming as bad as the west.
Can anyone who is familiar with both lifestyles attest to this?