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The table below shows the number of decisions taken on professionals who obtain professional qualifications in one country (country of qualification– listed in rows) and apply for recognition in another country (host country – listed in columns) to practice there on a permanent basis.

Data covers all types of recognition decisions: positive (agreement) or negative (refusal) taken by host countries.

It is possible to filter the table to view a certain type of decision or a given period.

   
   
Doctor of Medicine
     

Country of qualification

The graph on the left presents the top five countries where migrating professionals obtained their professional qualifications.

The graph on the right presents the top five countries where migrating professionals had their qualifications recognized.

The graphs are based on the statistics provided by the Member States, displayed also in the table below. They are updated according to the search criteria introduced in the filter above.

Period from: All
Period to: All
Decisions taken by host country: All
Country of qualification: All
Host country: All
Profession: Doctor of Medicine

Host country

Qualification obtained in Recognition in host country
AT BE BG HR CY CZ DK EE FI FR DE EL HU IE IT LV LT LU MT NL PL PT RO SK SI ES SE UK NO CH Total
Austria (AT) 58 20 2 8 45 14 11 2934 2 19 19 642 3 6 63 14 1 158 11 31 84 335 86 1888 6454
Belgium (BE) 9 1 14 1 187 180 4 3 43 65 138 4 4021 10 3 1 1 62 28 471 30 599 5875
Bulgaria (BG) 70 170 28 10 72 20 96 1368 120 3 167 96 23 50 4 4 5 1 77 38 301 1102 190 153 4168
Croatia (HR) 143 24 1 38 1 2 162 47 1 21 46 1 122 294 120 1 1024
Cyprus (CY) 2 1 61 1 2 2 1 4 192 266
Czech Republic (CZ) 242 66 54 14 43 1 4 14 1037 8 7 171 37 4 29 45 27 13 544 5 16 269 718 537 151 4056
Denmark (DK) 30 17 1 9 1 17 1 10 7 3 1 18 9 20 2254 281 3804 37 6520
Estonia (EE) 9 13 697 2 16 4 2 1 1 2 9 5 57 1051 39 4 1912
Finland (FI) 5 7 3 32 21 1 10 11 18 2 4 24 289 133 81 24 665
France (FR) 3 1658 12 1 3 5 4 155 7 55 152 1 226 6 38 20 8 12 1 12 186 51 788 35 4499 7938
Germany (DE) 2437 600 100 3 15 78 548 8 88 74 66 130 243 697 4 9 218 20 1461 359 9 15 19 7 686 651 1879 928 19442 30794
Greece (EL) 37 524 45 378 4 80 1 7 99 1773 4 117 153 8 6 136 3 10 6 28 1078 4703 184 634 10018
Hungary (HU) 546 82 4 1 6 1 209 36 24 1668 13 458 72 3 33 93 5 4 30 23 6 88 1124 1426 1633 396 7984
Ireland (IE) 13 20 10 1 6 1 4 21 1 8 26 36 10 3 1 9 31 2855 72 16 3144
Italy (IT) 175 1182 19 9 12 9 61 3 15 355 811 184 11 186 1 11 156 295 16 12 16 2 61 682 338 4279 126 4388 13415
Latvia (LV) 13 35 84 8 22 8 319 58 18 4 13 15 3 1 4 245 273 359 39 1521
Lithuania (LT) 20 56 2 1 10 1 83 3 13 8 270 92 37 2 1 2 13 20 2 7 359 429 370 44 1845
Luxembourg (LU) 3 12 4 41 3 2 6 2 73
Malta (MT) 8 1 3 3 1 38 8 1 5 4 636 7 1 716
Netherlands (NL) 22 1585 2 73 1 3 43 393 2 52 34 1 1 5 9 2 76 184 1044 193 217 3942
Poland (PL) 62 132 1 40 235 1 12 34 1027 3 4 586 85 5 67 254 5 1 6 1 597 685 2012 4806 282 10943
Portugal (PT) 17 218 3 45 2 73 114 1 50 20 15 2 42 1 1 2 124 52 929 33 143 1887
Romania (RO) 307 2207 49 24 6 95 28 1017 3817 218 852 803 695 42 26 181 2 6 1 9 127 1218 3355 642 567 16294
Slovakia (SK) 287 74 8 3 11 2304 24 3 8 646 1 47 140 77 8 31 42 1 24 17 141 428 957 83 5365
Slovenia (SI) 158 7 7 3 4 1 22 66 4 6 52 15 2 32 178 25 32 614
Spain (ES) 32 421 4 4 69 2 8 448 266 3 3 196 429 4 12 4 150 15 183 10 2 7 464 2200 150 559 5645
Sweden (SE) 17 25 2 6 1159 6 329 8 20 3 10 20 38 1 1 2 28 62 1 2 1 123 415 4018 107 6404
United Kingdom (archived data) (UK) 40 144 8 7 8 83 3 17 43 116 15 14 1300 94 7 5 61 199 46 4 4 3 1 76 222 208 166 2894
Iceland (IS) 69 3 2 1 10 4 497 25 289 4 904
Liechtenstein (LI) 1 5 2 2 10 1 1 43 3 68
Norway (NO) 9 4 6 1 253 14 2 12 5 4 1 2 18 8 37 607 119 37 1139
Switzerland (CH) 97 119 1 8 12 65 208 2 4 17 156 8 53 8 1 2 37 44 197 21 1060
Total 4794 9467 336 24 518 2507 3457 59 1356 2653 17535 650 1126 4849 3747 15 29 699 505 7314 693 258 111 764 280 3108 11436 32796 19943 34518 165547

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2005-2006 statistics for this sectoral profession have been provided separately below.These figures are for automatic recognition only. Statistics for Doctor of medicine and Dental Practitioner are global statistics and do not give any breakdown into either basic or specialised training.

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