Welcome to ScubaBoard, an online scuba diving forum community where you can join over 205,000 divers diving from around the world. If the topic is related to scuba diving, this is the place to find divers talking about it. To gain full access to ScubaBoard (and make this large box go away) you must register for a free account. As a registered member you will be able to:

  • Participate in over 500 dive topic forums and browse from over 5,500,000 posts.
  • Communicate privately with other divers from around the world.
  • Post your own photos or view from well over 100,000 user submitted images.
  • Gain access to our free classifieds marketplace to buy, sell and trade gear, travel and services.
  • Use the calendar to organize your events and enroll in other members' events.
  • Find a dive buddy or communicate directly with scuba equipment manufacturers.

All this and much more is available to you absolutely free when you register for an account, so sign up today!

NEW for 2014 Access SBlogbook for members. It allows you to directly upload data from your dive computer, validate your logs digitally, link your dives to photos, videos, dive centers (9,000 on file), fishes (14,000 on file) and much more.

If you have any problems with the registration process or your account login, please contact the ScubaBoard Support Team.
Results 1 to 10 of 10

Thread: Practicing medicine overseas

 


  1. #1
    Divemaster
    Badge


    Has not set a "status"
     

    tracydr's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2001
    Location
    Arizona
    Posts
    2,627
    Dives
    500 - 999

    Practicing medicine overseas

    Does anyone know how I can find out about practicing medicine in other countries besides the US? We're thinking of moving somewhere overseas (number one requirement is awesome diving, number two would be has horse shows or an easy flight to the US for horse shows) Are there any physicians out there practicing overseas or in the carribean that can help me? I am a DO (osteopathic) and will complete my family practice residency in 2004. Also, am looking for a dive medical clinic to do a month rotation for an elective if anyone knows of a clinic I can contact. Thanks in advance! Tracy

  2. #2
    Registered


    Has not set a "status"
     

    Join Date
    Jun 2002
    Location
    Pasadena, CA, USA
    Posts
    36

    in Mexico...

    I don't know about other countries, but Mexico is very restrictive about this. As far as I know you basically need to have an MD degree granted by a Mexican university... I don't think NAFTA changed any of this, but I could be wrong.

  3. #3
    Registered


    Has not set a "status"
     

    Join Date
    Dec 2001
    Location
    Connecticut
    Posts
    187

    I wouldn't be too concerned re the difficulti...

    I wouldn't be too concerned re the difficulties of practicing medicine overseas because, since the advent of (mis)managed care, physicians haven't been allowed to practice her in the states. No primitive tools, bureaucratic red tape, or germ-infested facilities could possibly be more restrictive or iaterogenic than managed care methods which insurance companies and Medicare have established here in the states.
    A day without sunshine is like, well . . . night.

  4. #4
    Frequent Poster


    Has not set a "status"
     

    Join Date
    Apr 2002
    Location
    Oregon, USA
    Posts
    257

    What about U.S. Territories?

    I don't know for sure, but my guess is that it might be easier to obtain the appropriate licenses to practice medicine outside of the States in other US-held territories, such as the US Virgin Islands.

  5. #5
    Divemaster
    Badge


    Has not set a "status"
     

    tracydr's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2001
    Location
    Arizona
    Posts
    2,627
    Dives
    500 - 999

    I am considering that am need to find out mor...

    I am considering that am need to find out more about places like the Virgin islands. Do you know anything about them?

  6. #6
    Medical Moderator


    Has not set a "status"
     

    Join Date
    Nov 2001
    Location
    Suffolk, England
    Posts
    799

    Unhappy UK culture shock

    AllenG once bubbled...
    No primitive tools, bureaucratic red tape, or germ-infested facilities could possibly be more restrictive or iatrogenic than managed care methods which insurance companies and Medicare have established here in the states.
    If you can cope with the weather the diving in the UK can be superb, but be prepared for a culture shock! No coral reefs but so much else. If you want an example of restrictions on practice, however, the NHS here leaves HMOs standing. The only professionals who appear to be doing well are osteopaths and other "professions allied to medicine", who practice entirely privately. So it may suit you Tracy.

    Plenty of horses here too!

    Not many diving clinics though.
    Last edited by The Iceni; November 16th, 2002 at 08:43 PM.
    Paul Thomas; - Not yet too old to learn something new.

  7. #7
    Divemaster
    Badge


    Has not set a "status"
     

    tracydr's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2001
    Location
    Arizona
    Posts
    2,627
    Dives
    500 - 999

    I'd love the horses but not much into cold,ra...

    I'd love the horses but not much into cold,rainy cloudy weather. We didn't like Tacoma,Wa at all. Plus, they're getting rid of foxhunting! What a bummer, I love foxhunting, or did before I hurt my neck. Still go to watch and have someone else ride my horse. Thanks anyway though. Someday plan to go visit and look for a new labrador and/or norfolk terrier.

  8. #8
    Frequent Poster


    Has not set a "status"
     

    Join Date
    Apr 2002
    Location
    Oregon, USA
    Posts
    257

    Don't know about US VI

    Although looking into US Territories was my suggestion, I don't personally know much about them. Another warm sunny US territory is Puerto Rico. There are others too, I think. I definitely don't know what the policies are in terms of professional licensing. I'm just guessing that US licensed doctors could probably practice in the territories without as much hassle as it would take to practice in another country.

  9. #9
    Registered


    Has not set a "status"
     

    Drew Sailbum's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2001
    Location
    Grand Cayman
    Posts
    2,064
    Dives
    2,500 - 4,999

    So long as we're throwing around US territories...

    Don't forget about American Samoa. Warm weather and great diving all over the area. You would need to travel for horse shows though.
    Drew the Sailbum
    PADI #177885

  10. #10
    Divemaster
    Badge


    Has not set a "status"
     

    tracydr's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2001
    Location
    Arizona
    Posts
    2,627
    Dives
    500 - 999

    What a great idea. But do they have an animal...

    What a great idea. But do they have an animal quarintine like Hawaii?

Similar Threads

  1. Rechargeable batteries overseas?
    By Trisha in forum General Travel and Vacation Discussions
    Replies: 10
    Last Post: February 12th, 2005, 11:27 AM
  2. Buying Halcyon Overseas?
    By Furner in forum Buoyancy Compensators (BC's) and Weight Systems
    Replies: 2
    Last Post: August 22nd, 2004, 08:01 PM
  3. Instructing overseas
    By scubaRach in forum Basic Scuba Discussions
    Replies: 9
    Last Post: June 8th, 2004, 07:01 PM
  4. Overseas Tax and Duty Charges to UK
    By Talisman in forum Underwater Photography
    Replies: 2
    Last Post: December 7th, 2003, 11:35 AM
  5. Overseas purchase..
    By Frog in forum General Scuba Equipment Discussions
    Replies: 8
    Last Post: June 8th, 2001, 04:16 PM

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •