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Xenophobia: The suffering foreign-qualified doctors face in host countries
 

Xenophobia: The suffering foreign-qualified doctors face in host countries

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The question of foreign doctors facing xenophobia in their host countries is an age-old one, despite them having similar legal qualifications and relevant work experience. Research shows that foreign-born candidates are evaluated less favourably than local-born candidates, despite their education, work experience and personality being on par with each other.
 
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23 Nov 2016 - General
 
Mahmoud AbdelAziz i totally agree that xenophobia is experienced by many people in many work fields, my parents are doctors they were working in an Arabian country and I remember how they struggled and experienced this discrimination due to just a difference in nationality.
I also remember seeing certain nationality in some countries making groups and help each other , it is very nice but not when it comes to...
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In my experienced i already prepared myself before i arrived that i will not be treated the same compare in the Philippines,the first thing that i did is to learned their language before i start,from there i can communicate with them and to gain their trust,next i integrated, i ate same food,i socialize with their culture,i celebrate their holidays and showed them im fully integrated with their culture and belief.Xenophobia is everywhere even in the Philippines if you came from a university in t...
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Great topic for discussion, Mahmoud AbdelAziz . Xenophobia explains why most people treat foreign professionals differently. It is sad, especially in the field of medicine, because cultural diversity can really play to our advantage in diagnosing rare cases. Each country has a "trademark" disease or is endemic. Here is an example. A man presenting with mid-back pain and an inguinal mass seeks consult i...
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Based on hearing the stories of a lot of my colleagues who worked in the Unites States, I think that it is once of the most racist and xenophobic nations in the world. Of course, this is not to mention the racist comments that their newly elected President emphasized during his speeches. This is very disappointing because here in the Philippines, we do otherwise. We are very courteous to guests, and of course foreign professionals. Although honestly, the current working conditions here are not o...
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Particularly foreign doctors may face language barriers. The knowledge and fluency of the local language is very important in this regard. Learning the local language is an important bridge in narrowing the gap between the local doctors and local patients. the foreign doctors should also try to know and accept the host country culture. There maybe also a huge difference between the local diseases and the health practices in the host country. Before travellng to host country, one can try to read...
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Unfortunately this phenomenon is true and has wide spread almost across the globe. The foreign born or trained medical students often receive the perception of being outsiders to the system. Of course the suffering of the doctors who are just foreign trained is understandably less than foreign born graduates. The concept of “stealing the locals’ jobs” is always strongly represented in the daily practice for many foreign workers not only doctors. However, these short sighted fears in -my opinion-...
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