Physicians practising in the UAE will be allowed to change employers immediately after they enter the UAE as the Ministry of Health in Abu Dhabi changes the regulations for licensure.
The Ministry has abolished the 6 month period for credentialing. Previously physicians were required to remain with the original employer for the initial 6 months after their professional license was issued. However this is being abolished and now physicians will be able to move employers immediately their license is issued.
The distinction between grade A and B doctors is also being abolished.
The purpose of these changes is to permit easier entry of highly qualified physicians to the UAE as the country seeks to expand its private healthcare sector and its medical tourism industry.