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Q: Can I Move To Panama And Practice Medicine There?

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By DON WINNER for - Received today via email: "I am a Board Certified, licensed Family Physician in Florida and am interested in moving to Panama. I am not ready to retire and have been trying to find out what the process is for obtaining a license to practice medicine in Panama. I have not found that addresses that question on the Ministry of Health website. Any other suggestions? Thanks." Sorry, but foreigners are prohibited from practicing medicine in the Republic of Panama. As far as I know there's no way around that restriction other than running some kind of a non-declared clinic on the sly or something. There are a few chiropractors, for example, who are doing that kind of thing but it's obviously dangerous - all it takes is one ticked off former patient to drop a dime and you're toast. So, unless you're a Panamanian, you simply can not legally practice medicine here.

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Q: Can I Move To Panama And Practice Medicine There?
Authored by: Anonymous on Saturday, January 03 2009 @ 08:24 pm EST

As far as I know you have to become a panamanian citizen, I do not know the requirements you would need probably an immigration lawyer to inquire. I do know for a fact that in order to be given full spectrum to pratice medicine you would have to serve what the Ministry of Health calls two years of internship, it is more of an externship to you. One year is done in the city (Panama) and the other year in a rural area which is whatever slot is open at that particular time. You are paid for these two years of mandatory service. How much? Welll... that is under a grand (this might really change your perspective for even considering to practice) a month. It is mandatory to everyone regarding what his/hers birthplace/citizenship is .Many dual citizens in Panama. good luck. Hasta la vista