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Old 09.12.2009, 20:57
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Athens calling Zurich

Hello to all of you and to the moderators
We are a Greek couple staying in Athens for now but my wife is a lawyer and she will work for a bank in Zürich (although we still have the option of Geneva), you see she was a fine language student...Greek-English-Deutsch and few French
She will be confirmed from her bank just after New Year.
We are now searching the Internet for residencies in Zürich & Geneva just to know what's going on and at Christmas we will spend 3 days in each city.
I was wondering if someone has any experience in my situation.
I am currently in my last year of residency in Urology. (This is not a CV...)I have a MSc in Robotic Surgery and i will have a full license in a year from now. I am speaking English few Czech and fewer French. How difficult is for a foreign medical practitioner to work in Switzerland? Are there any private clinics for foreigners (due to language issue)?
Any help will be greatly appreciated.
To move in Switzerland is not easy for us because is a country totally different from the one we grew up, but we visit it several times in the past, specially for ski vacations and i have only the best to remember.
Daily life away from both our families is worrying me is a little but life in Athens became very-very difficult...
Anyway...many many thanks in advance,
hope to exchange my ideas also because this forum helped a lot

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Old 09.12.2009, 21:08
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Hi, and welcome to EF!

Sounds like you have a great adventure ahead of you. Most of us here on the forum (even the mods, who are also "one of us"!) have been in the same boat, more or less, and many of us are still here in Switzerland -- so it's not all bad! I'm sure you'll grow to love living here.

I'll have to turn the job-related questions over to someone who knows the answers ...

By the way, I hope you don't mind, but I edited your post to de-italicise the text; large blocks of funky fonts can get a little difficult to read.

Welcome once more, and please enjoy EF!
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Old 10.12.2009, 00:41
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Re: Athens calling Zurich

Kalos na orisete!

Gia ton Klado su den exo idea poso diskolo ine na vris dulia alla ime siguros oti kati tha kanis!

Epikinonise otan erthete na sas gnorisume!

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Re: Athens calling Zurich

Hi radost and welcome to the forum. It's not my intention to disappoint you - but I think it's only fair to let you know the truth: without good knowledge of either German, French or Italian, your chances to get a job at a Swiss clinic will be very limited. Some more EFers will for sure come up soon and explain the situation.
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Old 10.12.2009, 13:25
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Hi radost and welcome to the forum. It's not my intention to disappoint you - but I think it's only fair to let you know the truth: without good knowledge of either German, French or Italian, your chances to get a job at a Swiss clinic will be very limited. Some more EFers will for sure come up soon and explain the situation.
Zürihegel thanks lot for the answer. Of course it's not in my intention to live in a country and don't speak the native language/es. I think the worst of people who begin to migrate and don't give an effort to learn the language and habits of the new environment. I have a good "receiver" in new languages but the academic level which i might need is far from speaking to friends or to a shop assistant...
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Kalos na orisete!

Gia ton Klado su den exo idea poso diskolo ine na vris dulia alla ime siguros oti kati tha kanis!

Epikinonise otan erthete na sas gnorisume!

Elias
Elias geia sou !!!
I will be in touch through the forum and pm's. My wife's job is almost certain thats why i am a.....little bit concern what to do.
Worst case scenario, she moves January and i can't find something till next year and we return...
We will be in touch.
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Re: Athens calling Zurich

Ahoj! Nice nick and welcome here. I was actually treated in Lausanne once by a doctor (opthalmolog) who didn't speak the local language. He had some agreement worked out with a doc who he was sharing the (private) office with, so you might be able to find some kind of arrangement...Hodne stesti.

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Zürihegel thanks lot for the answer. Of course it's not in my intention to live in a country and don't speak the native language/es. I think the worst of people who begin to migrate and don't give an effort to learn the language and habits of the new environment. I have a good "receiver" in new languages but the academic level which i might need is far from speaking to friends or to a shop assistant...
Ela mre radost, ise Ellinas. Ellines mboroun na milane me ta xeria ke ta podia, i glossa den paisi megalo rolo. Kai, as poume, Germinaka den ine pio diskola apo ta Ellinika.
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radost, welcome again to what has apparently become greekforum.ch.

Everyone else, while I appreciate the lengths you've all gone to to make one of our newest members welcome here, please avoid using languages other than English on EF -- just so we lesser, non-Classically educated mortals can play along too ...

Many thanks!
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radost, welcome again to what has apparently become greekforum.ch.

Everyone else, while I appreciate the lengths you've all gone to to make one of our newest members welcome here, please avoid using languages other than English on EF -- just so we lesser, non-Classically educated mortals can play along too ...

Many thanks!
Translation of my previous post: Come on radost, you're Greek. Greeks are able to speak with their hands and feet, the language doesn't play a significant role. And, say, German isn't any more difficult than Greek.
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Re: Athens calling Zurich

Hey, yet another Greek!

welcome to the Forum!

We made the Athens-CH move a few months ago and I would do it in a flash again and again. Unfortunately, Athens is becoming too hectic to live in and if you ever think of having a child, no place to raise one! I think you will like the quality of life that Switzerland can offer you, and as far as families are concerned, we all do miss them but SKYPE and 3 daily flights to Athens (cheap as well if you are flexible) can do wonders for you! We end up spending more quality time with our families than ever before- and you will be surprised how many of them visit too! I say go for it, and see what comes out- even if it is for a short time it is worth the experience.

Pm if you need any help!

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Re: Athens calling Zurich

Radost

Nadia is absolutely right! you will see family relations in another light
leaving in Athens has become very frustrating unfortunatelly...
what you miss the weather and the greek way of life of course

the second can be achieved by getting all greeks together!!

the first ..nothing can be done,,,

when you come send me a message

will be glad to meet you
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