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Old 04-27-2013, 10:17 PM
 
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nurses, yes. doctors? no. philippine education with regards to the doctors hasnt been considered equivalent to the ones in first-world countries such as USA. when phil. doctors go abroad, they usually end up being paramedics (nurses, techs, etc). if they do practice as doctors abroad, they probably had enough money and time to go through the rigorous requirements such as studying in the new country again or take the tests. there are more filipino therapists and medtechs abroad working in those professions than there are doctors since their education is considered equivalent.
At least in the case of the United States it is easier for a foreign nurse to get a visa than a doctor. Filipino doctors who want to go abroad often go back to school to get a nursing degree for the reason that it makes it easier to get a visa.

 
Old 04-27-2013, 11:17 PM
 
Location: In the heights
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I love that tapsilog for brunch.
 
Old 04-27-2013, 11:35 PM
 
Location: Filipinas
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At least in the case of the United States it is easier for a foreign nurse to get a visa than a doctor. Filipino doctors who want to go abroad often go back to school to get a nursing degree for the reason that it makes it easier to get a visa.
my cousin's pediatrician took nursing degree to work in the US & she passed it. She's actually good pediatrician cause my cousin was a pre-mature baby, he was only 6 months and 3 weeks. He was born so tiny and thin but she took care of him and after few years he grew up so healthy and smart kid. He is now 12 yrs old. Sadly, we are losing great doctors to work abroad but instead of working as a doctor they have to work as nurses instead.
 
Old 04-27-2013, 11:46 PM
 
Location: Springfield, Ohio
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I understand they like to kill their politicians on a fairly regular basis...
 
Old 04-28-2013, 01:37 AM
 
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At least in the case of the United States it is easier for a foreign nurse to get a visa than a doctor. Filipino doctors who want to go abroad often go back to school to get a nursing degree for the reason that it makes it easier to get a visa.
actually not either. filipino nurses cant come directly to the US from the philippines anymore due to the backlog in EB3 visas, not in the nearest forseeable future. nurses cant come in through h1b visas either. the nurses that would be able to come to the US in the next year or so are the ones that have been waiting 8 years or so for their petition numbers to be current.
 
Old 04-29-2013, 10:25 AM
 
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actually not either. filipino nurses cant come directly to the US from the philippines anymore due to the backlog in EB3 visas, not in the nearest forseeable future. nurses cant come in through h1b visas either. the nurses that would be able to come to the US in the next year or so are the ones that have been waiting 8 years or so for their petition numbers to be current.
When did that happen? There is still a nursing shortage in the United States.
 
Old 04-29-2013, 12:58 PM
 
Location: The Bronx
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A lot of it seems to be the diet. It's tradition to keep stuffing yourself with food...and not all of it is healthy.

I don't think they age similar to a Latin culture. Lots of 'Mexican' beauties when they're young, but not so much when they are old - plenty of exceptions too though with both the PHilippines and Latin American countries. But Filipinas don't exactly age as you'd find more stereotypical in other Asian countries like Japanese, Chinese, Korean, Vietnamese, etc. who seem to stay thin well into middle age.
Disagreed about Latins not aging well. You haven't met any donas yet lol
 
Old 04-29-2013, 07:56 PM
 
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When did that happen? There is still a nursing shortage in the United States.
yes there are shortages, or should i say there COULD BE shortages, but to the US citizens here there is none.

and that backlog has been around for a decade. even those in the medical fields in the US here on h1b visa that went through the EB3 application have had a general waiting time of 8-9 years before they got their greencards.
 
Old 05-01-2013, 01:43 PM
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Philippines: great friendly people; great family culture; terrible litter, pollution and environment destruction; too much rice but some really excellent dishes; lame desserts (just like any other Asian country); and plenty o' hot women; very peculiar emphasis-on-the-wrong-syllable English; some spectacular, beautiful, not-ruined-yet-but-likely-will-be-soon landscapes. Also amazing ability to drive inches from each other at speed through Manila without colliding.

In summary -good and bad, which is just like every other country on earth.
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