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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) 60 20 6 2 8 45 14 11 2934 2 26 19 712 3 6 64 14 1 159 11 41 97 335 84 1888 6562
Belgium (BE) 9 1 14 1 187 180 4 4 43 81 138 4 4236 10 3 1 1 84 32 471 29 599 6132
Bulgaria (BG) 70 181 4 28 10 72 20 96 1368 120 3 167 155 23 54 4 4 6 1 77 66 355 1102 182 153 4321
Croatia (HR) 143 25 1 38 1 2 162 56 1 27 46 3 190 294 114 1 1104
Cyprus (CY) 2 1 61 1 2 2 1 5 192 267
Czech Republic (CZ) 242 72 54 14 43 1 4 14 1037 8 10 171 44 4 30 46 27 13 799 5 31 324 718 498 151 4360
Denmark (DK) 30 17 1 1 9 1 17 1 10 8 3 1 18 9 26 2442 281 3632 37 6544
Estonia (EE) 11 2 13 697 2 16 4 2 1 1 2 9 6 62 1051 38 4 1921
Finland (FI) 5 7 3 32 24 1 10 11 20 2 5 34 319 133 81 24 711
France (FR) 3 1778 12 1 3 5 4 155 7 1 55 168 1 226 6 39 20 8 14 1 12 243 67 788 34 4499 8150
Germany (DE) 2437 655 100 20 15 78 548 8 88 74 66 162 243 768 7 11 218 22 1477 359 9 15 19 7 822 730 1879 899 19442 31178
Greece (EL) 37 547 45 378 4 80 1 7 99 1773 4 117 168 8 6 141 3 11 6 36 1139 4703 184 634 10131
Hungary (HU) 546 83 4 2 6 1 209 36 24 1668 13 458 80 3 34 96 5 4 31 24 6 113 1250 1426 1480 396 7998
Ireland (IE) 13 23 10 1 6 1 4 21 1 10 27 38 10 3 1 10 33 2855 67 16 3150
Italy (IT) 175 1284 19 15 12 9 61 3 15 355 811 184 12 186 1 11 158 307 16 12 17 3 61 973 381 4279 126 4388 13874
Latvia (LV) 13 38 84 8 22 8 319 58 29 4 13 18 3 1 7 343 273 315 39 1595
Lithuania (LT) 20 62 2 1 10 1 83 4 13 8 270 92 46 2 1 2 15 20 2 20 450 429 367 44 1964
Luxembourg (LU) 3 16 4 41 3 35 6 2 110
Malta (MT) 9 1 3 3 1 38 11 1 5 4 636 7 1 720
Netherlands (NL) 22 1729 2 2 73 1 3 43 393 2 52 38 1 1 6 9 2 90 217 1044 180 217 4127
Poland (PL) 62 143 1 40 235 2 12 34 1027 3 4 586 90 1 5 81 262 5 1 7 1 634 776 2012 4349 282 10655
Portugal (PT) 17 240 3 45 2 73 114 1 50 22 15 3 42 1 1 2 165 62 929 33 143 1963
Romania (RO) 307 2329 49 24 6 95 28 1017 3817 218 925 803 812 42 27 193 2 6 1 9 169 1458 3355 638 567 16897
Slovakia (SK) 287 77 8 8 11 2304 24 3 8 646 1 49 140 94 8 31 42 1 24 53 169 428 847 83 5346
Slovenia (SI) 158 9 22 3 4 1 22 66 4 6 58 15 2 3 33 178 24 32 640
Spain (ES) 32 486 4 5 4 69 2 8 448 266 3 4 196 487 4 12 4 151 15 183 10 2 7 511 2200 147 559 5819
Sweden (SE) 17 25 2 1 6 1159 7 329 8 20 3 12 20 40 1 1 2 28 62 1 4 1 141 415 4005 107 6417
United Kingdom (archived data) (UK) 40 144 8 3 7 8 83 4 17 43 116 15 16 1300 112 9 5 61 205 46 4 4 5 1 88 274 199 166 2983
Iceland (IS) 69 3 2 1 10 4 571 25 289 4 978
Liechtenstein (LI) 2 5 2 2 10 1 1 43 3 69
Norway (NO) 9 4 6 1 253 14 2 12 6 4 3 2 18 8 41 662 119 37 1201
Switzerland (CH) 97 128 1 1 8 12 65 208 2 4 17 208 8 56 8 1 2 48 51 197 21 1143
Total 4794 10186 336 93 518 2507 3457 66 1356 2653 17535 650 1252 4849 4329 18 34 699 529 7616 693 258 119 1025 280 3987 13008 32796 18869 34518 169030

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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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