Luso-Venezuelan doctors petition to have qualifications recognised in Portugal

Portuguese doctors trained in Venezuela are fed up with the difficulties they face getting their qualifications recognised by the Portuguese State. Around 100 doctors have been pushing to practice in Portugal “for a long time”, a source has told dnoticias in Madeira. Recently, the doctors raised a petition, hoping this may advance their cause. Says the online, in Madeira there are at least 10 Luso-Venezuelan doctors “in this situation”.

Some have ‘given up waiting for the green-light’ and already gone to work in Spain. Others are sitting it out, working in supermarkets or waiting tables.

Said Christian Abreu, a doctor in this position in Madeira, the ‘bureaucracy’ is stopping many doctors in Venezuela who want to leave from choosing Portugal.