Medical practitioners can also find an opportunity in Qatar. Aside from the government hospital, there are private hospitals and clinics all over the country.
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If you are thinking of trying your luck in Qatar, you need to prepare your credentials. And most importantly, you should pass the qualifying test first.
Disclaimer: The information posted here is based on the personal experiences shared by the OFW in the video. Please let this post serve as a guide only. If you have specific questions, you may ask the OFW by commenting on their video on their accounts.
Work in a Qatar Hospital as a GP
Our kababayan Dr. Ederlina Pagaspas, is a general practitioner in a clinic in Qatar. In her YouTube video, she shared her experience of how she got a job in Qatar. She has been working as a general practitioner for 4 years now.
If you are interested in starting a medical career in Qatar, here are the documents that you need to prepare:
- Diploma and transcript of records from the medical school
- Copy of medical license
- ID photo measuring 4.5 mm (height) x 3.5 mm (width)with white background
- NBI clearance
- Certificate of employment
- Updated passport
- Other relevant documents
Applicants should have a minimum 5 years of work experience, without more than 6 months of break. The documents that you will prepare should be written in English or Arabic.
Dr. Pagaspas also said that you should pass the Prometric test, a qualifying test for the medical profession. You can visit the website at https://www.prometric.com/test-takers/search/schq2 to know more about the test. The said website has information about the test categories, how to schedule a test, and the different test locations.
All applicants for the medical profession in Qatar have to take this qualifying test. The Department of Healthcare Professions – Ministry of Public Health regulates the healthcare practitioners in the country.
If you are based in the Philippines, you can search for job openings in the medical profession in portals such as Indeed.com or Monster.com. When you are hired, the employer will shoulder your expenses to get to Qatar.
Of course, if you are already in Qatar on a visa sponsorship, you are also welcome to apply in any of the hospitals and clinics. But just be reminded that GPs are mostly employed in private institutions because the government hospitals are looking for those with specialization.
Take note that the salary range of those working in government hospitals and health centers is different from those working in private clinics and hospitals. For instance, the average salary of those in the private sector would be QAR 10,000-15,000 a month. Those in the government sector could expect to get as much higher. Those who have specializations can also expect a bigger salary.
Being employed in Qatar also has its perks, including allowances for housing and transportation. Some employers also shoulder the plane of their employees who will go on vacation to their home countries. Employees can also get 30 days of annual vacation leave.
You can watch the Youtube video of Dr. Pagaspas here:
There are about 18 private hospitals and about 200 polyclinics all over Qatar. Some expats opt to go to a private hospital or clinic because their employer provides them with health insurance. The waiting time to be seen by a physician is also shorter.
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