Q: Can I Move To Panama And Practice Medicine There?
Thursday, October 30 2008 @ 06:41 PM UTC
Contributed by: Don Winner
By DON WINNER for Panama-Guide.com - 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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