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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 13 2934 2 26 19 712 3 6 64 14 1 159 11 41 97 335 85 1888 6565
Belgium (BE) 12 1 14 1 394 180 4 4 43 81 138 4 4236 10 3 1 1 84 32 471 32 599 6345
Bulgaria (BG) 99 181 4 28 10 72 20 108 1368 120 3 167 155 23 54 4 4 6 1 77 66 355 1102 194 153 4374
Croatia (HR) 177 25 1 38 1 4 162 56 1 27 46 3 190 294 133 1 1159
Cyprus (CY) 2 1 61 1 2 2 1 5 192 1 268
Czech Republic (CZ) 291 72 54 14 43 1 4 16 1037 8 10 171 44 4 30 46 28 13 799 5 31 324 718 540 151 4454
Denmark (DK) 30 17 1 1 9 1 17 1 10 8 3 1 18 9 26 2442 281 3925 37 6837
Estonia (EE) 1 11 2 13 697 2 16 4 2 1 1 2 9 6 62 1051 41 4 1925
Finland (FI) 9 7 3 32 24 3 10 11 20 2 5 34 319 133 94 24 730
France (FR) 12 1778 12 1 3 5 4 155 7 1 55 168 1 226 6 39 20 8 14 1 12 243 67 788 41 4499 8166
Germany (DE) 3094 655 100 20 15 78 548 8 88 108 66 162 243 768 7 11 218 22 1477 359 9 15 19 7 822 730 1879 941 19442 31911
Greece (EL) 41 547 45 378 4 80 1 7 139 1773 4 117 168 2 8 6 141 3 11 6 36 1139 4703 200 634 10193
Hungary (HU) 637 83 4 2 6 1 209 36 27 1668 13 458 80 3 34 96 5 4 31 24 6 113 1250 1426 1585 396 8197
Ireland (IE) 13 23 10 1 6 1 8 21 1 10 27 38 10 3 1 10 33 2855 71 16 3158
Italy (IT) 208 1284 19 15 12 9 61 3 15 492 811 184 12 186 4 11 158 307 16 12 17 3 61 973 381 4279 140 4388 14061
Latvia (LV) 24 38 84 8 22 8 319 58 29 4 13 18 3 1 7 343 273 342 39 1633
Lithuania (LT) 24 62 2 1 10 1 83 4 13 14 270 92 46 3 1 2 15 20 2 20 450 429 379 44 1987
Luxembourg (LU) 3 16 5 41 3 35 6 2 111
Malta (MT) 9 1 3 3 1 38 11 1 5 4 636 7 1 720
Netherlands (NL) 27 1729 2 2 73 1 3 51 393 2 52 38 1 1 6 9 2 90 217 1044 196 217 4156
Poland (PL) 81 143 1 40 235 2 12 45 1027 3 4 586 90 1 1 5 81 262 5 1 7 1 634 776 2012 4657 282 10994
Portugal (PT) 19 240 3 45 2 85 114 1 50 22 15 3 42 1 1 2 165 62 929 35 143 1979
Romania (RO) 391 2329 49 24 6 95 28 1256 3817 218 925 803 812 42 27 193 2 6 1 9 169 1458 3355 692 567 17274
Slovakia (SK) 362 77 8 8 11 2304 24 3 9 646 1 49 140 94 8 31 42 1 24 53 169 428 915 83 5490
Slovenia (SI) 200 9 22 3 4 1 23 66 4 6 58 15 2 3 33 178 28 32 687
Spain (ES) 44 486 4 5 4 69 2 8 579 266 3 4 196 487 1 4 12 4 151 16 183 10 2 7 511 2200 163 559 5980
Sweden (SE) 19 25 2 1 6 1159 7 329 9 20 3 12 20 40 1 1 2 28 62 1 4 1 141 415 4187 107 6602
United Kingdom (archived data) (UK) 53 144 8 3 7 8 83 4 17 56 116 15 16 1300 112 9 5 61 205 47 4 4 5 1 88 274 199 166 3010
Iceland (IS) 69 3 2 1 10 4 571 25 297 4 986
Liechtenstein (LI) 1 2 5 2 2 10 1 1 43 3 70
Norway (NO) 11 4 6 1 253 14 2 12 6 4 3 2 18 8 41 662 119 37 1203
Switzerland (CH) 128 128 1 1 8 12 104 208 2 4 17 208 8 56 8 1 2 48 51 197 25 1217
Total 6011 10186 336 93 518 2507 3457 66 1356 3561 17535 650 1252 4849 4329 26 34 699 529 7616 696 258 119 1025 280 3987 13008 32796 20145 34518 172442

Documents with decisions


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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