A Pariah in One’s Country
Monday, 16 January 2023
Diasporic doctors are allegedly discriminated upon returning home. In other countries, medical associations only function as labor unions.
WHEN she returned to Indonesia in January 2021, Silvia—not her real name—had hoped to immediately start treating patients. She soon joined an equivalency program required for doctors who have studied overseas before they can practice in the country. But her dream had to be postponed. Silvia could only take her placement test after about one year of waiting.
Placement tests are administered by the Indonesian Medical Collegium, an inst...
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