The Netherlands can be seen as one of the most important gateways to Europe. It has approximately 17.5 million inhabitants and a relative small surface which makes it one of the densely populated countries worldwide. Despite it’s modest size, the country houses the largest port in the world as well as one of the busiest airports in Europe. A large part of the population lives under sea-level.
The Hague plays a prominent and important role in the international legal domain given its four international tribunals and Europol. The Netherlands has a temperate climate with mild winters and cool summers. The Netherlands is a prosperous country with an open economy that is mostly driven on export. For example, the country is, in absolute terms, the third largest exporter of agricultural and horticultural products.
New Zealand consists of two major islands. It is one of the most bio diverse countries in the world. By it’s isolated location it was not until 1250 AD that the first people landed on New Zealand. New Zealand has a moderate climate while big differences exist between regions. Famous for its stunning landscapes the country attracts tourists from all around the globe.
Well-known cities are Auckland, Christchurch and Wellington. Also New Zealand ranks high on quality of life, public health, education and economic rights and liberties. Its economy is well developed. The OECD ranked New Zealand’s educational system as the best worldwide.
The local language is English. Hospitals offer jobs in professional working environment with attractive salaries. Also they provide the possibility to keep educating yourself. Working in New Zealand is your chance to contribute to the development of a high quality healthcare sector.
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Switzerland is an inner state with an area of 41 284 km² and about 8.1 million inhabitants ( June 2014 ). Administratively, it is a federal republic consisting of 26 cantons. Switzerland has no official capital, but Bern fulfills that role in practice and is also officially designated as ” union town.
It is also where the federal government has its seat since the creation of the federal state. Switzerland has a history of neutrality: in 1815 by the Congress of Vienna the perpetual neutrality of the country was recognized by the European powers. It is not a member of the European Union, but economically it depends heavily on the EU.
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The United Kingdom is a monarchy consisting of England, Wales, Scotland and North-Ireland. The UK has 64.1 million inhabitants of which 9.8 Million live in the capital: London. Its economy is the 6th largest in the world. EU-citizens can freely travel to and work in the UK since it is part of the EU. The local language is English. The UK is home to many interesting cities, museums, restaurants, theaters and other getaways.
The UK offers diverse possibilities to continue your career. Whether you are looking for a short term (locum) contract or long term career, live in a big city or prefer the country life, many options are available.
Health care is arranged via the National Health Services (NHS). It is a publicly funded organisation paid for via taxation. Health services are accessible mostly for free for UK nationals. Apart from their work in NHS clinics many UK physicians have a private practice.
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France is a country in Western Europe and the second largest country in Europe. The country has an area of 674843 km2 including all overseas territories with a total of 66 million inhabitants. Contemporary it’s a decentralized unitary state and a democratic semi-presidential republic. The country is among the 20 most developed countries in the world.
France knows three different climate zones, depending on the region. Furthermore, France is relatively uncrowded in comparison to other countries in Western Europe. Because of this there is a high demand for doctors mainly in the French countryside for a variety of doctors and paramedics.
The French health care is one of the most expensive In the world. In 2008 France spent 11.1 of its gross domestic product on health care. The care is provided in hospital or in private clinics which are run by fairly established medical specialists or GPs.