Overseas doctors face problems in New Zealand

BMJ 1995; 311 doi: (Published 16 December 1995) Cite this as: BMJ 1995;311:1594

Foreign doctors in New Zealand are lobbying for change to the country's medical examination process, which they claim is the cause of some overseas doctors being unable to work once they reach New Zealand. More than 200 foreign doctors are currently unemployed in New Zealand because they have not passed the necessary registration examinations to practise. Members of the newly formed Overseas Doctors' Association claim that they were misled by immigration authorities when applying to emigrate to New Zealand. …

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