asylum-seeking doctor

asylum-seeking doctor

A self-explanatory term for a person who has finished (at least) his or her basic medical education, and possibly specialised in his or her own country, but left related to humanitarian reasons.
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New BMA figures indicate that only a minority of the refugee and asylum-seeking doctors in the UK are currently working in the NHS.
But he has been prevented from taking it up because of a rule banning asylum-seeking doctors from working here.
Dr Edwin Borman, of the BMA, said: "Asylum-seeking doctors are anxious to use their skills and we should be encouraging them to do so, rather than hampering their careers and exacerbating NHS workforce shortages."