When you are deciding to move to another country, this decision provokes many anxieties. And if you have an education that needs a recognition, there is obviously a lot of stress to go through the process. Systems in different countries can differ a lot, a special challenge is the language, which is very important for a psychiatrist. An additional challenge for me was that a part of my education was fulfilled “in a third country“, meaning outside the EU, and that made the process even more complicated.
When I decided to move from Serbia to Norway I contacted several employers and headhunters from several countries. And almost none of them were interested in me. Then I found Dignus Medical, that gave me the first push to start. Most of the steps were not going smoothly and I am sure, I would have given up without Dignus Medical. Their support and persistence had the key role on my way.
Another thing that was very important for me was a language course: Dignus organized and paid for an online Norwegian course on a high level, with a very professional Norwegian teacher who was also a key support on my way. It is very difficult to learn a language when you are an adult, without contact with native speakers and with a responsible and tiresome job.
At the final step, Dignus found me a job in an area in Norway I like very much, in a well-organized institution with very friendly and professional coworkers. I know I could have big troubles to find the right employer and to communicate with him from abroad. I am also sure that for employers, it’s very difficult to import doctors from abroad, so Dignus Medical is a good matchmaker with long experience that make things happen for both sides.
My way was so long that I feel as I have become friends with CEO Tor-Egil and my advisor Britt. Thank you, Dignus Medical, you have really earned your money 😉