Medical specialists under 35 wanted for residency program in Jordan


Published: 2018-01-27 16:14

Last Updated: 2018-01-28 10:23

Doctors have less than two weeks to apply for the program. (
Doctors have less than two weeks to apply for the program. (
Roya News Source

A residency program for medical specialists under the age of 35 was announced by the Ministry of Health on Wednesday, January 24, 2018.

Interested doctors have two weeks to apply - from the announcement date - to secure a place on the program, and all specialties are welcome.

Applications must be submitted along with a certified copy of the doctor’s ID or passport, copies of their Medicine and General Surgery university certificate and high school certificate, and a copy of their letter of employment with the ministry, to the Human Resources Development Directorate before February 7, 2018.

Hatem Al Azraei, official spokesman for the Ministry of Health, said that the medical specialists will be replaced by General Doctors to fill the gap.

Earlier this month, it was reported that the Ministry of Health has been forcing medical residents in their first years at hospitals in northern and southern parts of the country to “fill in for medical specialists to meet the shortage in medical specialists,” according to the Jordan Medical Association’s (JMA) Doctors of the Public Sector Committee.

The Committee said in a statement that the JMA received complaints from resident doctors who were forced to perform medical procedures not within their speciality.

Resident doctors who filed in the complaints added that they were not only forced to perform medical procedures in emergency cases, but on a regular basis as well.

Doctors were urged by the JMA not to practice a medical speciality other than their own, unless they were professionally and legally qualified to do so.