Previous Thread
Next Thread
Print Thread
#211530 - 05/26/05 12:08 PM Doctor's License  
Joined: May 2005
Posts: 7
Cookinman Offline
Cookinman  Offline
Does anyone know where to begn to look for the requirements to become a licensed physician in Belize? Any help would be great !!
Thanks !

#211531 - 05/26/05 01:28 PM Re: Doctor's License  
Joined: May 2000
Posts: 6,688
Amanda Syme Offline
Amanda Syme  Offline
Start with the Ministry of Health.

It appears you must be a citizen in order to qualify. There are some exceptions, mainly Cuban Doctors doing their 5 years of service.

#211532 - 05/26/05 01:33 PM Re: Doctor's License  
Joined: May 2005
Posts: 7
Cookinman Offline
Cookinman  Offline
Thanks ! That is a good start !
Though I did not find anything there directly I was provided a link to the minister's office. Hopefully, he will get my E-mail !

#211533 - 05/26/05 05:19 PM Re: Doctor's License  
Joined: Apr 2000
Posts: 3,054
Lan Sluder/Belize First Offline
Lan Sluder/Belize First  Offline
I wouldn't expect to get any e-mails from any government official in Belize, much less a minister. If you do get a reply, just consider it one of those occasional miracles that do happen from time to time.

There was a thread on this subject a few weeks ago in the Belize Forums. You might want to try to find that.

What I have been told by a number of U.S. physicians with an interest in Belize is that they have had little luck getting licensed in Belize -- most gave up after a year or two -- but Katie Valk I think it was said she knew of several who had been able to practice in Belize.

Certainly Belize needs more docs. Belize has less than one physician per 1,000 population, or about 205 practicing physicians for a population of near 280,000, less one-half the rate in the U.S. Belize has about 465 nurses, or one nurse per 580 population. Altogether there are perhaps 700 or 800 trained medical personnel in Belize. They are not distributed evenly around the country, however. More than one-half are in Belize City, which has only about one-fourth of the population. About three-fourths of trained medical people work in the public sector, and the rest in the private sector.

--Lan Sluder

Lan Sluder/Belize First

Portofino Resort- Now with a new BEACH BAR!!

Click for excellent scuba lessons with Elbert Greer!

Things to do

Daily News
Daily Weather

Classified Ads
San Pedro Sun
Ambergris Today
SP Town Council
Channel 7
Channel 5
Love FM
The Reporter
TV Newscasts
Radio Stations

Click for our
Search thousands of Belizean-only websites

Event Guides
Event Calendar
Specials & Events
Things to Do
iTravel Belize
Paradise Theater
Paradise Guy Event Calendar

San Pedro Scoop!
Tia Chocolate
My Beautiful Belize
I-Travel Belize
Belize Adventure
Belize Hub
Romantic Travel
Bound for Belize
Conch Creative
As The Coconuts Drop
More Blogs...
Search thousands of Belizean-only websites
Chaa Creek is an award-winning luxury Belize Resort, rated as one of the worlds best Eco Lodges. We are a pioneer in adventure travel to Belize since 1981!
White Sands Dive Shop - 5 Star PADI Dive Facility - Daily diving, SCUBA instruction and Snorkeling
Caribbean Inspired All Natural Condiments & Spice Blends, Over 100 are Gluten Free!
We manage a variety of homes, apartments, condos and commercial properties here on Ambergris Caye. Our minimum lease on ALL properties is six months.
Lil Alphonse has snorkel equipment to fit anyone as well as Marine Park Tickets and flotation devices to assist those not as experienced.
Coastal Xpress offers a daily scheduled ferry run to most resorts, restaurants and private piers on the island of Anbergris Caye. We also offer  private and charter water taxi service.
1 2 3 4 5 6
7 8 9 10 11 12 13
14 15 16 17 18 19 20
21 22 23 24 25 26 27
28 29 30 31
Cayo Espanto
Click for Cayo Espanto, and have your own private island
More Links
Click for exciting and adventurous tours of Belize with Katie Valk!
Mini Chat
Who's Online Now
2 registered members (eschein, 1 invisible), 254 guests, and 5 spiders.
Key: Admin, Global Mod, Mod
Forum Statistics
Most Online1,262
Jun 10th, 2007 HELP! Visitor Center Goods & Services San Pedro Town Message Board Lodging Diving Fishing Things to Do History Maps Phonebook Belize Business Directory Picture of the Day

The opinions and views expressed on this board are the subjective opinions of Ambergris Caye Message Board members
and not of the Ambergris Caye Message Board its affiliates, or its employees.

Powered by UBB.threads™ PHP Forum Software 7.6.0