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Old Jan 9th 2014, 5:05 pm   #1
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If anyone of you is a Doctor in Qatar then please reply. I need to discuss few things before I accept my job as a Family Medicine Dr. in Qatar.

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Old Jan 11th 2014, 9:30 pm   #2
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Are there many Western doctors in Qatar ?
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Old Jan 11th 2014, 9:32 pm   #3
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I guess so. There must be a quite a few..
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Old Jan 13th 2014, 8:57 am   #4
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Are there many Western doctors in Qatar ?
I have not met any.
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Old Jan 13th 2014, 9:06 am   #5
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Old Jan 13th 2014, 9:50 am   #6
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I think they have British and American trained doctors, whether the Drs are of British ethnicity, that is a different question.
as per their website

http://www.hmc.org.qa/en/employees_c...ng_at_hmc.aspx
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Where are you from tihami as I see it was Scott that bought up western doctors, not you.
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I am a GP in UK. I have been offered a job in Qatar, with a relatively good salary, QAR 21000/child for education, and free housing. I am trying to compare my savings / year in Qatar in comparison with UK. But I didn't find any dr. working in Qatar so far..
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I am a GP in UK. I have been offered a job in Qatar, with a relatively good salary, QAR 21000/child for education, and free housing. I am trying to compare my savings / year in Qatar in comparison with UK. But I didn't find any dr. working in Qatar so far..
Forget what others earn here as I will guarantee some asian doctors will be earning peanuts, males will get more than females, arabic speakers will get more than most & each hospital/health centre will pay different.

Simple question is, do the sums work for you? Will you be saving more money than you do at home, will you prefer less hours and a different lifestyle here?

Last point, Someones life could depend on your actions one day - search, search and search some more as to your personal liability should something go wrong - This is one recent case that I can think of but I know there is others.

http://www.iol.co.za/news/south-afri...jobs-1.1449601

Personally as a Doc this area of the world would be the last place I would go as there are other factors ranked higher than ethics here...........
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I think in all the GCC countries Western doctors are simply not there. You may find Asian and Arab doctors - often with qualifications from the UK, Europe and the US. Salaries in the region cannot match what a GP can earn in the UK.

In the 1990s there were still Western doctors, including specialists, in Jeddah and other cities of KSA. Not now.
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Britexpat and Scot. many thanks for your kind replies. The work Ethos are different in MiddleEast I guess, and it may not be an easy working environment.
Scot salary is much better in middle east than a GP can earn in UK. b/c it is tax free there..
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Britexpat and Scot. many thanks for your kind replies. The work Ethos are different in MiddleEast I guess, and it may not be an easy working environment.
Scot salary is much better in middle east than a GP can earn in UK. b/c it is tax free there..
There must be a reason there are no western Docs here? The only westerners I know in the medical profession are pen pushers here, they certainly wouldn't get their hands dirty.
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http://www.nhscareers.nhs.uk/explore...y-for-doctors/
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You haven't told us Thiami; did you ultimately go to Qatar?
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Old Sep 21st 2014, 6:27 pm   #15
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Yes I did.. I am in Qatar now.
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