Working abroad - developing countries

This page outlines opportunities for doctors to work in developing countries in emergency humanitarian assistance and more long-term health programme design and management. You will find out the skills and qualities you need as well links to recruiting organisations.

What opportunities are there?

Doctors are needed for:

Staff are often needed at short notice and to work in challenging environments. Projects can be from around six months to three years. You would normally need two to three years' postgraduate medical training and some projects may prefer higher specialty trainees.

There are various organisations that recruit doctors to work in developing countries. The support provided can include:

Find out more by viewing our medical experience abroad pages.

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