If you have considered practicing your medical profession in Switzerland, but have not yet found the right way to do so, albinfo.ch notifies you of the company which puts doctors in good and permanent positions.
‘Go2Legal AG’ is a recruitment agency specializing in the field of medicine. Formed in 2019, this agency enables the recognition of diplomas from other countries, assists in immigration issues until relocation, and also explains employment contracts in the legal framework.
Lida Elezaj, lawyer and economist from ‘Go2Legal AG’, in an interview for albinfo.ch, shows in which countries they mediate doctors, and which is the most attractive place for doctors in Europe.
‘We are now deploying doctors already living in Switzerland, as well as doctors from Germany, Austria, Hungary, Poland, Romania, France, Portugal and the UK. With wages and working conditions, Switzerland is probably the most attractive country for doctors in Europe. In Germany, a general practitioner has to treat about 40 to 50 patients a day. In Switzerland, patients are usually seen every 30 minutes. The workload is less than half. The reactions of immigrant doctors are excellent. In general, work-life balance is much better, ‘she says.
The average age that requires counseling and help from ‘Go2Legal AG’, for work as a doctor is 36-45 years old, according to their data. But what are the medical specialties in which there is the most demand?
‘Most in demand are pediatricians, child and adolescent psychiatrists, psychiatrists and psychotherapists, and internists or general practitioners. Gynecologists, geriatricians and experienced anesthesiologists are also required in emergencies’, says Lida Elezaj.
While Elezaj emphasizes that they make the placement of doctors in permanent, long-term positions, he also points out the procedures that are free and those that are charged for those interested.
‘A distinction must be made between recruitment services, which are free for the candidate. This includes the preparation of documents until the final consultation of the employment contract. With proper mediation, we also reimburse our costs for diploma recognition. Legal services, including visa procedures, are also provided by us, but they are chargeable ‘, explains Ms. Elezaj.
The diploma recognition process takes 3 months from the moment all the documents are available. But what are the procedures to be followed for the recognition of diplomas in Switzerland?
‘Recognition of diplomas in Switzerland is possible without any problems for European citizens (or their spouse) with a European degree. If the degree does not come from Europe, it is possible to overcome this difficulty by having a European country recognize this degree from a non-EU country and if this person has 3 years of full time experience over the last 5 years. If you do not have European citizenship or if the diploma is not recognized in the EU, the only option left is medical registration, which lasts more than 6 months. With this, the doctor can work as an assistant doctor in Switzerland. However, this is not allowed in all cantons. Our clients receive a list of cantons where a request is possible. Some cantons also link this approval as an assistant doctor with the fact that the doctor passes the federal exam in full or in part for another 36 or 60 months’, explains Lida Elezaj.
But what happens if you successfully place yourself in your required position?
‘In the event of a successful placement, our clients will be reimbursed for the expenses we incurred for the recognition of the degree. They also get a share of our commission. You will get CHF 3000 if you work full time – in the part time model you will get a proportionate amount.
We also reward you if you recommend us. Here you will receive 1000 CHF for a full position from your friend – in the part-time model, it is proportional ‘, explains Elezaj from’ Go2Legal AG ‘.
This recruiting agency receives 5 to 15 contacts per week. While they have to choose between those who are lucky enough to be a candidate for placement in a job position and those who can help themselves in the field of legal services.
‘For a candidate for placement, we must count on an effort of at least 25 hours. For this reason, we cannot take such a high risk for each CV. Frequent job changes are a point which often reduces the chances of finding a job. It should be clear in the CV that the candidate can stay for a long time. Otherwise the employer sees no reason to reward our work if there should be fear that the candidate will leave for a year ‘, she concludes.
Lida Elezaj, studied at the law faculty in Neuchâtel, while specializing in the fight against economic crime (auf die Bekämpfung von Wirtschaftskriminalität). She is committed to providing new opportunities for doctors everywhere, especially Albanian compatriots, a mission she calls ‘fulfilling’ for her./Albinfo.ch