Americans Working As Doctors In Latin America


“Kathleen, I am a retired Emergency Medicine doctor. I am thinking of moving to a Latin American country, and I saw your post about assisted-living facilities opening up in some Latin American countries. I wonder if there is an opportunity for me to work part-time in a facility like that as the doctor for expat Americans. I am not really looking for the kind of income a doctor in the United States has, just something to do.”

–Clark N., United States

Yes, this could be possible, depending on the country. We believe, for example, that this would be a possibility in Ecuador and Colombia. The challenge would be to do with language. You’d have to speak fluent Spanish and to pass all the local certifications, also in Spanish. Even if you focused on expat patients only, you’d need to be able to interact with staff and fellow physicians and to process paperwork.

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