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Old 17th October 2013, 05:56 PM
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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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Hi Nicole,

I know from living in Egypt, which is similar to the Gulf Arab States, that the work week for a general practice doctor in an outpatient private clinic is six days a week with Friday's off. The work week starts on Saturday and ends on Thursday's. Thursday is usually less hours than the rest of the week. Then Friday is their holy day and they all go to the Masjid for prayers. My husband usually worked 14-16 hour days and was given a 3-4 day vacation a month. He could choose to not use these days and instead accrue them to take a longer vacation when he wanted.

He's not available for me to ask him right now what the work hours and conditions are like in UAE. That might be something Steve could elaborate more for us on as he actually lives there and knows how it goes.

However, from a search on the internet I found something from a doctor working in UAE. It's a little out dated but has more information that offers an insight into working in UAE. LINK

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Gulf Diagnostic Center (GDC) is a private hospital and has different working hours than the public hospitals. You work 48 hrs a week: Saturday through Wednesday 8 am - 1 pm and 5 pm - 8:30 pm, Thursday only 8 am - 1 pm. Plus variable standby service.

In Public hospitals working hours are 8 am - 5 pm (45 hours a week), five days a week plus stand by, depending on the specialty and level of the physician.
Also I came across this salary article from 2012 for doctors in Dubai. It discusses the physician shortage, demand for certain physicians and increase in pay each year. Those prices from the article are per month not per year encase you're wondering and I'd add that it's also outdated now from the quotes we were given. LINK

In my search I also came across a word of caution about working as a doctor in UAE. It's an article from the NYTs written in April of this year. LINK The story of what happened with this doctor caused the World Medical Association to issue a warning to doctors about working in UAE.

I scanned the wiki on Healthcare in the United Arab Emirates. It doesn't really give hours but it does provide information about their system and links.


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HI, Im a doctor in medicine, I was graduated in Cuba,I United States resident, now Im living in United States, I did not validated my degree yet, Im going to be USA citizent next year, my question is, if I can work in Dubai like a doctor in medicine. /snip/


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I am in the same situation. Looking to move to UAE. Currently, in first year of residency in US for FM. Would move after residency. These posts are about 2 years ago, and I was wondering if anyone had any success?

I will be Indian passport holder and American board certified... what are my chances of getting a job?

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I am in the same situation. Looking to move to UAE. Currently, in first year of residency in US for FM. Would move after residency. These posts are about 2 years ago, and I was wondering if anyone had any success?

I will be Indian passport holder and American board certified... what are my chances of getting a job?
How did it go, you mid sharing your experience?

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