It is commonly believed, that in 2017 even 20% doctors and medical staff currently working are foreigners. Is it something we should be aware of or quite the opposite? We will try examine this trend a little bit closer.
In the great countries of Scandinavia (Denmark, Norway and Sweden) there is a huge need for medical staff and specialized doctors. There is a remarkable absence of doctors in the hospitals, and so the countries mentioned above are very keen to welcome new qualified members. As it is well known, life conditions in Scandinavia are considered to be one of the most preferable in the world, so this destination is chosen among the most frequently. There are even special agencies specialized into transferring doctors from the Europe to these countries (e.g. http://www.paragona.com). What are the consequences of this movement?
As usual, it is impossible to give a straight answer if this is a bad or a good tendency. Psychologists tend to say, that travelling for work is a good way of discovering a new qualities of life and preventing from job burnout. Usually when doctors change job vacancy, they are also getting a rise, so it is a good deal financially as well. If so, are there any cons of this circumstances?
Well, there are probably no places with too many doctors in Europe, so migrating from one place to another doesn’t resolve short-staffed issue. It just changes the current direction, giving a soft sense of a great solution. We humbly think, that it is crucial for the governments not to steal workers from one another, but rather to come up with a plan of educating more and more qualified doctors and medical workers on their own. Would you agree with that statement?