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Old 15th October 2013, 09:57 AM
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Well - good, long post with great information!
One small error - the pay range of 40,000-60,000 AED per month is for a specialist with less than 5 years.

A consultant with more than 5 years earns in the range of 55,000 to 80,000 AED per month.
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Thanks Steve!

Also drskg we were told if we had the three years US training in FM or IM with board certification and experience practicing in medicine in the United States after training then we'd make 700,000+ AED or at today's rate 190,580+ USD. However, I don't know what it would pay without the US citizenship or if it would make much of a difference after that point, but I am aware that at the point we're at right now the US citizenship does make the difference.

If we went onto a three year fellowship in Cardiology after a three year residency in Internal Medicine we'd be a specialist in the US and UAE and they can really make some money there, but of course not as much as working in that specialty in the United States.

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Thanks Steve!

Also drskg we were told if we had the three years US training in FM or IM with board certification and experience practicing in medicine in the United States after training then we'd make 700,000+ AED or at today's rate 190,580+ USD. However, I don't know what it would pay without the US citizenship or if it would make much of a difference after that point, but I am aware that at the point we're at right now the US citizenship does make the difference.

If we went onto a three year fellowship in Cardiology after a three year residency in Internal Medicine we'd be a specialist in the US and UAE and they can really make some money there, but of course not as much as working in that specialty in the United States.
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It seems that Syrian and Egyptian doctors with US qualifications get well paid here - especially as they speak Arabic.
Indian and Pakistani fare less well - as they dont normally speak Arabic, therefore for them the passport is more important.
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Old 15th October 2013, 01:32 PM
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That said - if drskg is successful in acquiring a physician position and does indeed move to UAE or elsewhere in the Gulf Arab States - I do hope he shares the details of his experience including the pay range and benefits.

I'm curious to know what in fact will be the going rate for his contract with US training and experience.

Sending best wishes for how ever it will work out in the future.

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That said - if drskg is successful in acquiring a physician position and does indeed move to UAE or elsewhere in the Gulf Arab States - I do hope he shares the details of his experience including the pay range and benefits.

I'm curious to know what in fact will be the going rate for his contract with US training and experience.

Sending best wishes for how ever it will work out in the future.
Thanks zaytoona for such an informative post. It has really helped me in understanding the job pay scale system over at dubai. As i mentioned earlier i have been working as a consultant hospitalist in USA for last 3 years( time since my board certification in IM). Currently i am making more then 300k USD. I don't have any offer or contract from any employer from UAE yet. I tried to contact some recruiters but not much of help. Can you tell me about the recruiters or hospitals you contacted ?
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Thanks zaytoona for such an informative post. It has really helped me in understanding the job pay scale system over at dubai. As i mentioned earlier i have been working as a consultant hospitalist in USA for last 3 years( time since my board certification in IM). Currently i am making more then 300k USD. I don't have any offer or contract from any employer from UAE yet. I tried to contact some recruiters but not much of help. Can you tell me about the recruiters or hospitals you contacted ?
Sure, I have to talk with my husband about it because some of the information comes directly from his medical school colleagues that work at these places. If it's alright with them then I'll send you a PM about it.

As for recruiters I'd recommend a Google search for "Recruiters for physician positions in UAE." From there you're going to get a whole ton of links with lists of jobs for physicians at various places to look through. I think you mentioned you've already done this and contacted a few recruiters so you'd probably have the same information I have too because that's the way we did it.

I have to warn you though that once they get your information the recruiters are always spamming your email inbox with job opportunities. So check your spam filters. The subject will say "scheduling interviews" or "interview opportunity". Then the body of the email will be like this:

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"Hospitalist opportunities are available with "Name of Hospital" in Dubai. You will join an established hospitalist team with 24/7 coverage and enjoy a well-balanced lifestyle.
- Focus on patient centered care
- Board certified or board eligible in internal medicine
- Visa sponsorship available
- Incentive bonus opportunities for meeting service standards and specific performance metrics
May we send you additional information?"
Then if you're interested in the position you reply to them. They send you more information and you begin a correspondence with them directly.


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"Hospitalist opportunities are available with "Name of Hospital" in Dubai. You will join an established hospitalist team with 24/7 coverage and enjoy a well-balanced lifestyle.
- Focus on patient centered care
- Board certified or board eligible in internal medicine
- Visa sponsorship available
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May we send you additional information?"

And about 50% of the above is nearly true!!!

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Now I'm going to be wondering which half is true. I didn't even include the ones that are obviously and overtly marketing with their elaborate descriptions of the facilities in their idyllic locations. LOL!!!

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Well, hours are long - so balanced lifestyle is difficult.
Money is king - rather than patient care.
Staff shortages mean many advertised services are not actually covered.
Etc. Etc!!!
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Thx mehranR for your reply and guidance I was busy so could not reply earlier. I agree that when it comes to family then money is not everything and that is the only reason i am even thinking of moving to Dubai. Have you already got a job offer from there? if yes then who did u contact ? i sent my cv to couple of recruiters with no reply. Who should i contact for job search over there. How do you know that you are getting a genuine and right package ?
I tried a few job interviews and I didn't like what was offered, I too am taking a big pay cut to move to Dubai but I am sure I can have a happier life. I have decided to open my own practice when I come to Dubai.
Dubai is super saturated with dentists but that doesn't bother me. I am not in business to compete with other dentists rather create something for my patients that they don't receive elsewhere. I was lucky enough to be involved with some of the best practice consultants and that has helped me and my practice in US and I will use the same approach when I get to Dubai.
I wish you good luck in your search for perfect job and hope you get one that you deserve the best.
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Hello, I am a US physician 5 years post-board certification in Internal Medicine, currently working at an academic medical center. I am thinking about moving with my family to the UAE. I appreciate all the salary information but I am curious about the work hours and patient load. Does it vary dramatically by hospital or inpatient/outpatient? What is a typical work week look like?
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