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international medical graduate looking for US physician jobs while overseas in front of a computer and a map

Looking for US physician jobs while overseas

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Are you an International Medical Graduate looking for US physician jobs while overseas, hoping to expand your horizons and begin an exciting yet challenging new journey? An international move, whether solo or with your family, comes with undeniable stressors and unforeseen issues. However, knowing once you arrive at your destination you will be starting an amazing job will undoubtedly offer a satisfying culmination of your journey. Here are some ways you can begin looking for US physician jobs while overseas:

Exploring online job portals

The worldwide expansion of the internet also came with new opportunities for international doctors who dreamed of practicing medicine in the United States. During the early days of the internet boom, several job boards emerged for a wide-ranging set of industries, and with the passing of time, the job portal options now appear endless. Finding specialized online medical job boards is a great place to start to view what type of jobs are being offered, what salary ranges are available and even specific information geared towards international physicians.

Networking around the world while sitting at your desk

With the explosion of online workshops and seminars that transpired during the COVID-19 pandemic, there are now more options than ever before for you to network with healthcare professionals around the world without ever having to leave your office or even the desk in your home. Whether it’s one-on-one meetings with healthcare recruiters or representatives of non-profits that specialize in easing the transition for an international physician’s relocation, a multitude of networking options are all available at the click of a mouse.

Collaborating with recruiters

Just like there are countless areas for you to specialize in, the same can be said regarding the variety of recruiters in the healthcare industry. While most recruiters have worked with physicians who have relocated to practice from a different nation, there are some that may almost exclusively work with those in this situation. Also available are recruitment agencies that have established relationships with domestic healthcare facilities, and both sides will be aware of how to make the relocation process as smooth as possible for all parties.

Virtual career fairs and conferences

While online networking and consulting with recruiters is certainly recommended, all available avenues should be considered while you search for your dream job. That includes meeting with healthcare organizations in the many available virtual career fairs, which will provide you the opportunity to speak directly with a facility, allowing both sides can share their intentions, availability and address any lingering questions. Online conferences are also a good option for international physicians, and with so many specialized conferences occurring weekly, you will certainly be able to find the area of medicine or specialty that best suits your interests.

Culmination of a dream

Since you will have to mostly rely on online resources to begin your job hunt, at times the job search process for international doctors might seem limiting, depersonalized and, at times, even frustrating. The end of your journey awaits the type of position that made you desire to practice medicine in the United States in the first place and will act as a shining beacon to keep you moving forward and focused on your end goal. Remembering many different physicians from around the world have walked your same path and succeeded will only help you as your progress along your journey.
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