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Welcome! And great that you're working on learning German.

The forum user Drremobond007 has put together a very detailed thread, setting out, step-by-step, what would need to be achieved by a doctor wanting to work in Switzerland. It is an amazing resource, and I'd like to encourage you to work through it.

See here https://www.englishforum.ch/permits-...citizen-3.html
Drremobond's step-by-step guide from Post 41 onwards.
Hi all,

Wanting to join this bandwagon! About to graduate US medical school and looking into how to potentially do training in CH. I am fluent in German and quite good in Swiss german so language should be ok (though I probably need to take an official exam). However, it's clear as mud to me how to start searching for training positions with a US degree, and if it's even possible to do before graduation. Any advice would be welcome! I'm interested in infectious diseases, so first probably internal medicine or pediatrics with specialization after that. Does anyone know of any US trained doctors who have managed to work in CH and how they went about it?

Thanks in advance!
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Re: Working as a Doctor in Switzerland

From the Swiss perspective, it doesn't really matter whether the qualification is from India (as Drremobond's is) or from the USA (as yours is).

The important distinction, here, is "EU" or "non-EU".

In Drremobond's thread: https://www.englishforum.ch/permits-...s-citizen.html from post 41 onwards, he/she sets out the process for a doctor to find work in Switzerland very clearly and distinguishes consistently between "EU" and "non-EU".

It's a lot to work through, but in that most excellent thread it's really all delivered to one on a silver platter. Good luck. And it's great that you already speak German - super!
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Thanks! I noticed he mentioned a possible faster path for people who've taken USMLE step 1 and step 2. I imagine that's too good to be true, but if anyone out there has heard anything more about this, I'd love to know. I will also contact MEBEKO directly but their responses are often a bit obtuse.
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Thank you so much everyone for the advice!

I should look into this more if i have equal right to apply for a job as an EU trained person since i am married with a Swiss national. Otherwise sitting the English PLANB exam might give me equal standing as someone who trained in the EU?

I am currently doing an intensive German course because i think i must reach B2 level before i can work in Switzerland.

Thanks again for all your help and Happy Easter everyone!
hello , I hope you're doing good . please , i would love to know if you made it to switzerland ? did you get your license to work there ? i'm interested in working as a doctor in switzerland . otherwise , is australia a good option too ? thanks
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hello , I hope you're doing good . please , i would love to know if you made it to switzerland ? did you get your license to work there ? i'm interested in working as a doctor in switzerland . otherwise , is australia a good option too ? thanks
Welcome to the Forum.
To get a really good understanding of the process, it's well worth the effort to work through drremobond's mega-thread, in which he covers many, if not all, aspects of what one has to do, as an EU or a non-EU person.

I heartily recommend it. It really is an excellent piece of work that he has made available, setting out not only how he himself got work as a doctor in Switzerland, but how many others could, too. Bonne chance!
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I think now is a very good moment, en plus, to get your foot in.

Good luck and welcome here!
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