29 y/o doctor moving to TW. Medical education jobs? Other ideas?

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29 y/o doctor moving to TW. Medical education jobs? Other ideas?

Postby jastevenson » 12 May 2012, 14:13

Hi!

I'm a board-certified American physician recently out of training.

I enjoy medicine, but after 4 years of college, 4 years of medical school, and 4 years of residency (working for 80-100 hours per week), I am looking for both a change of pace and a change of scenery.

I will be moving to Taiwan in July.

Any tips on a finding a part-time (10-20 hours/week) teaching or non-teaching job in Taiwan?

I am not looking for a patient care type of job. However, I hope to find something that will allow me to use my medical education more than a job teaching English to elementary school kids.

Thank you in advance!
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Re: 29 y/o doctor moving to TW. Medical education jobs? Other ideas?

Postby jimipresley » 12 May 2012, 14:23

A qualified doctor wanting to come to Taiwan to teach Engrish?

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Re: 29 y/o doctor moving to TW. Medical education jobs? Other ideas?

Postby Indiana » 12 May 2012, 15:15

Wow, now I have heard it all!!! :bravo:
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Re: 29 y/o doctor moving to TW. Medical education jobs? Other ideas?

Postby Skater bum » 12 May 2012, 15:28

Why not try to get into the medical field here. Teaching English is really a terrible job. The only only people that do that are desperate for work or have no other qualifications, really a waste of time for you.
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Re: 29 y/o doctor moving to TW. Medical education jobs? Other ideas?

Postby tommy525 » 12 May 2012, 15:43

You may be able to practice medicine in Taiwan. I knew an English doctor who lived in Taipei for decades and had a small clinic that he worked at (his own clinic). And he was one of several like him.

Look into it. A shame to waste your education and abilities.
Unless u basically just wanted a years sabbatical.
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Postby funkymonkey » 12 May 2012, 18:37

Skater bum wrote:Teaching English is really a terrible job. The only only people that do that are desperate for work or have no other qualifications, really a waste of time for you.

Or they enjoy teaching.
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Re: 29 y/o doctor moving to TW. Medical education jobs? Other ideas?

Postby Indiana » 12 May 2012, 20:04

funkymonkey wrote:
Skater bum wrote:Teaching English is really a terrible job. The only only people that do that are desperate for work or have no other qualifications, really a waste of time for you.

Or they enjoy teaching.


Surely there are medical university teaching jobs...maybe some are in English?
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Postby Teddoman » 12 May 2012, 20:18

Just take a year off. Why do you need to teach?

I knew a guy who was fresh out of med school and took a year off to learn Chinese in Taiwan. I think he audited some Chinese medicine classes too.
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Postby Hamletintaiwan » 12 May 2012, 20:56

Doctors are coming for the buxiban business.
Everyone including me is getting worried.

You can teach English here! 2000 NT$ an hour will keep you away from my crumbs.
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Re: 29 y/o doctor moving to TW. Medical education jobs? Other ideas?

Postby ironlady » 12 May 2012, 21:37

The OP might be a top candidate to get a job teaching English at a medical school, but not for teaching medicine. I doubt anyone in the US would hire someone fresh out of residency to be a professor of medicine, and Taiwan would be the same -- plus the OP doesn't speak Chinese (I am assuming) which is another downside for a lecture-based position. And believe me (been there done that) -- teaching English at a medical school has very little to do with medicine and everything to do with remedial English, just like everywhere else.
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