Panama to Hire Foreign Doctors

The Social Security Fund (CSS) announced it will hire Dominican medical specialists for one year.

Thursday, February 3, 2011

Guillermo Sáez-Llorens, director of the CSS, said the institution was forced to take this action due to the lack of Panamanian medical specialists.

Prensa.com adds in their article, "The National Director of Health Services and Benefits of the CSS, Javier Diaz, said there is a need for about 247 specialists, cardiologists, radiologists, internists, gastroenterologists, pathologists, among others, mainly in remote areas inside the country."

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Costa Rica Needs Foreign Doctors

June 2016

The Costa Rican Social Security Department will be asking the Ministry of Health to make a declaration of absence of candidates in order hire in twelve foreign medical specialties.

Among the specialists that could be hired are anesthesiologists, radiologists and several pediatric subspecialists. The purpose of this request is to start solving the problem of a shortage of more than 600 medical specialists. Furthermore,   "... The Costa Rican Social Security Department has also requested authorization to create 45 new positions for medical residents and send abroad, gradually, up to 244 doctors to train as specialists."

Lack of Specialist Doctors in Panama

October 2011

The Social Security Department already has a shortfall of 200 specialists and in the next 4 years more than 400 currently serving doctors will retire.

At the moment there are 1443 medical specialists working in the Social Security Department (CSS), 405 are over 58 years old, which means that they will retire in four years, according to information from the Directorate of National Health Services and Benefits at the CSS.

Panama to Recruit Foreign Doctors

August 2011

In the absence of specialists the Social Security Department has announced it will hire180 foreign doctors.

The vacancies are in the areas of cardiology, surgery, anesthesiology and internal medicine in the district of Panama and the provinces of Bocas del Toro, Cocle, Colon, Chiriqui, Herrera, Los Santos and Veraguas.

Costa Rica to Hire Foreign Medical Specialists

February 2011

The Social Security Fund will recruit foreign medical specialists for the Limon Hospital.

Given the refusal of medical specialists in Costa Rica to work in the Caribbean city, health authorities in conjunction with the Medical College have agreed in principle to the recruit for one year foreign specialists to fill vacancies in Limon.

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