Doctors (license to practice medicine)
The majority of applications for recognition are filed by foreign doctors wishing to have their license recognised to practise medicine. The range of countries of origin is enormous. Syria, a non-European country, ranked first with 633 applications processed. Romania ranked second, followed by Austria. About 250 applications processed were filed by those trained each in Egypt, Russia and Ukraine.
The recognition rate of those trained in Europe equals 100%. In case of the non-European countries of training, the success rate is a bit lower. For example, 36% of the applicants from Syria and Iran are not granted full equivalence. Nearly the same amount of applicants form Serbia or Egypt receive no full equivalence.
Doctors: applications processed and applications granted full equivalence by country, 2016
General care nurses
The general care nurses, who are in high demand now, mostly come from the European countries. The majority of applications processed was submitted by those trained in Bosnia and Herzegovina, Romania and Serbia. Among the non-European countries, the most applications were filed by applicants from the Philippines.
A significant share of applicants wishing to work as general care nurses receive only partial equivalence and, thus, need to complete an adjustment qualification program in order to obtain full equivalence. While the success rate of applications filed from the European Union (except Croatia and Poland) stands at over 85%, the applications from candidate countries Bosnia and Herzegovina, Macedonia and Serbia are granted full equivalence in less than 50% of the cases. This also applies for Ukraine and the Russian Federation.
General care nurses: applications processed and applications granted full equivalence by country, 2016
Among the crafts, the profession of electronics technician is the most frequent profession for recognition. The applications are mostly submitted by applicants trained in the EU candidate countries Serbia and Bosnia & Herzegovina. Among the EU countries the majority of applications are filed from Poland.
Among the most important countries of training, only Serbia has a success rate of over 90%. The success rate of applications from Bosnia and Herzegovina stands at 53%, followed by Poland, Croatia and Italy with a success rate of over 40%.
Electronics technicians: applications processed and applications granted full equivalence by country, 2016
Among the non-regulated professions, the profession of office clerks is the most frequent profession for recognition. The applications are mostly submitted by applicants trained in Poland, followed by the Russian Federation and Syria– two non-EU countries.
Among the most important countries of training, Ukraine has the highest success rate of over 80%. The success rate of applications from Romania, Russian Federation and Kazakhstan stands below 80%. Only 41% of the applicants who obtained their foreign qualification in Syria were granted full equivalence.
Office Clerks: applications processed and applications granted full equivalence by country, 2016