FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
1. Which are the conditions of eligibility?
- A person coming from the European Union or holding a long-term residence permit in a EU country or being married with a EU citizen or being the citizen of a country which previously passed a worker-exchange agreement with France.
- Having a Medical Doctor Degree and a Specialist Degree from a state member of the European Union (Directive 2005/36/EC),
- Registrable or registered by the College of Doctors in France.
2. Is it mandatory to speak French?
Each applicant who wants a job in France must speak the French language well in order to be able to keep up an interview with the employer and later to be able to communicate properly with the patients. (For the moment neither French Authorities nor Hospitals require a language certificate.
3. How much does a Doctor earn?
In French Public Hospitals Specialist Doctors have incomes starting from about 4800 EUR per month, to which significant amount of money is added for the duties.
Public Hospitals offer a contract and a salary based on the skills and experience of each Candidate.
Specialists working in a Clinic and/or in their own private practice can foresee a gross income of 8000-9000 EUR per month, and in several very requested Specialties (Radiology, Anesthesiology, Gastroenterology) even 12000-13000 EUR per month or more.
In France 18% is automatically deducted from the gross salary (employee contribution and others). Since the 1st of January 2019 the income-tax called “IRPP” is also automatically deducted from the gross salary each month and it figures directly on the payslip of each Employee, representing between 10 – 15% of additional deductions, taking into account the personal and family status of each taxpayer (level of income, marital status, number of children, etc)
4, Who arranges the documents needed for the employment?
We advise You in all administrative steps in order to obtain documents required by the Hospital and French Authorities.
We handle the formalities for the recognition of your professional qualifications and your registration by the College of Doctors in France.
We foresee a meeting with a Member of the College of Doctors of the competent department for the moment when You will undertake your visit at Employer’s office.
5. Do You organize language courses?
No, we don’t, but we can guide You to those who are specialists in this field.
6. Which are the steps of the process of selection?
After receiving your CV, we’ll contact You by phone in order to determine your priorities and your needs.
We’ll then foresee an interview where we will establish among others whether You have a good enough level of the French language.
The next step is a phone or online interview with the Employer in France, who is represented in the majority of the cases by the General Manager, the Medical Affairs / HR Manager and the competent Head of the Department.
In case of a successful interview we arrange a visit for You to the Employer’s office.
In parallel we handle the formalities for the recognition of your professional qualifications and your registration by the College of Doctors in France.
In case of a successful visit and when You are registered by the College of Doctors, You can start work.
7. For how long lasts this process?
A person who has good French knowledge and who has all the required documents can begin to work after 3 months from the first interview.
Please take into account that there are also administrative aspects which may render more difficult the getting of the documents and which may extend the initial 3 months process with more than 3 months.
8. Which are the tariffs requested by your agency?
We ask no commission from the Candidates.
9. Which are the jobs You offer?
The whole process was exemplarily conducted on every level and, most of all, incredibly easy all thanks to Bora EGV Recruitment. Every step was carefully explained and managed so that we encountered no obstacles. Everything, from contacting the Hospital to paperwork and even the trips and plane tickets were all taken in charge by Bora EGV Recruitment. Even after we commenced working and living in France, we were helped with our documents so that we could enjoy our new life. We would strongly recommend Bora EGV Recruitment because it is simply exemplary.
We recommend Bora EGV Recruitment with good heart and with gratitude to all Physicians and Health Care workers who intend to settle and to practice in France. We are a General Practitioner and Physiotherapist couple and we left our native country with two young children. Zsuzsanna BONY-RÁKÓCZI supported us with her tailor-made services, she helped us to manage in the maze of the bureaucracy and she always provided us with updated information. Her professionalism has removed a lot of weight from our shoulders.
Our colleagues in France know her very well and appreciate her work, in this way we could go ahead even more smoothly. We are still in contact with Zsuzsa and if we have any question, she is always available.
We are very thankful that we could work together with Her and we wish that she could find always so much pleasure and satisfaction in her job and we wish she could help with so much enthusiasm Candidates and their Families in the future, too!
I replied to the ad published by Bora EGV Recruitment looking for Doctors for France. I applied as a General Practitioner by them and I got in touch with Zsuzsa Bony-Rákóczi. Already during our first contact she seemed to be very correct, precise and sympathetic. I could later experience in live that all the information she provided me earlier was complete and correct. She helped me in everything, she knows very well the maze of the bureaucraty in my home country and in France and due to her good contacts she is able to manage and to strongly support our interests. It isn’t easy matter for a Doctor coming from another country to get the registration by the College of Doctors in France. She was very efficient also in that regard and she managed that with professionalism.
We are still in friendly terms and if I need some help, she is always available.
I appreciate a lot Zsuzsa Bony-Rákóczi both on a human and professional level. I highly recommend Her and her company to those who would like to find a job in France as GP or Specialists.
Thank you, BORA EGV Recruitment, for all your help and support! Your work, dedication and support during the process was second to none and what made the difference with other companies. The way you handled this process was exemplary of “how it should be done” and I would encourage my colleagues to use your skills. It is hard to find recruiters nowadays that would put such dedication time and effort into the process. You have demonstrated that sheer perseverance, mixed with following the right steps of interviewing and presenting are key to capturing the role.
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