Jordanian doctors with foreign specialist certificates only allowed to work as GPs

Jordan

Published: 2017-09-13 12:53

Last Updated: 2017-09-13 13:43


JMA said that cabinet members have jeopardised and frozen the amendments proposed by JMA.
JMA said that cabinet members have jeopardised and frozen the amendments proposed by JMA.
Roya News Source

Doctors with specialist certificates earned abroad, and qualified medical specialists working in the Ministry of Health and who have successfully completed their residency, have been ordered by the Jordan Medical Association (JMA) to stick to their assigned positions as “General Doctors” and not to work in their specialised area, until amendments to the law have been made in order to legally cover their work.

JMA said that cabinet members have jeopardised and frozen the amendments proposed by JMA.

Many efforts were made to try and amend JMA’s law, in order to grant doctors who have completed their specialist training courses the title “Assistant Specialist.”

The title was agreed upon by the Minister of Health and the General Authority for Doctors, following a legal and professional study by the JMA and legal consultants.

 

This article is an edited translation from the Arabic Edition