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  Topic Started By:  debarra29    On:  Sat 17th September, 2005 at 12:01
debarra29
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#1  doctor for season  17 Sep '05 at 12:01
Hi folks
am a doctor and interested in doing a ski season as a doctor
does anybody know of any practices/ companies/ stations that take on docs/ medics as locums during the season in europe/ canada
regards
T
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drifter
Member Since: 2004
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#2  Re: doctor for season  17 Sep '05 at 12:24
I've no real idea, but my experience with doctors in (mainly swiss) ski resorts is that they tend to be family owned/run clinics that wouldn't dream of having an 'outsider' working there in any capacity. Running kids camps in various resorts i've had a lot of experience with resort doctors and can't off-hand think of many exceptions to that rule in switzerland.

I'm sure it would be different in canada or the states, but there may be other issues involved in working there.

Having said that, I'm not a doctor and have never applied for a job in a medical practice so i'm only guessing. Hopefully you'll prove me completely wrong. Good luck.

How are your (foreign) language skills? I would have thought that would be very relevant.
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nightshift
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London
#4  Re: doctor for season  17 Sep '05 at 12:36
Possibly not helpful but there is a doctor in Les Menuires - Doctor Lacoste, who is French but had an English mother so he speaks fluent English. He may be able to give you some information on the best way forward. I don't have his contact number but I assume you could get it through the Tourist Info in Les Menuires which is open all year round.
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arno
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#5  Re: doctor for season  17 Sep '05 at 13:05
There is an English medical centre in Val d'Isere - I think it may be called something like "The English Medical Centre". Check the tourist office website.

They certainly had at least two doctors, plus physios nurses etc and plenty of customers, myself included
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Jonnie
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#6  Re: doctor for season  17 Sep '05 at 18:37
There was a post on here a couple of weeks ago with a nurse asking the same question... I think there were some helpful suggestions and contacts on there, so worth serching the archive!!


Jonnie
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Vix63
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#7  Re: Re: doctor for season  18 Sep '05 at 16:43

Originally posted by debarra29

Hi folks
am a doctor and interested in doing a ski season as a doctor
does anybody know of any practices/ companies/ stations that take on docs/ medics as locums during the season in europe/ canada
regards
T

I have sent you a private message, with a number you may (though maybe not) find useful......
www.myspace.com/vix63
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Skibum
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#8  Re: doctor for season  19 Sep '05 at 17:08

Originally posted by arno

There is an English medical centre in Val d'Isere - I think it may be called something like "The English Medical Centre". Check the tourist office website.

They certainly had at least two doctors, plus physios nurses etc and plenty of customers, myself included

Me too...

The doctor I had didn't appear to speak French either (why would he in an English medical centre?)
"The Dude abides."
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debarra29
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#9  Re: re doctor  28 Sep '05 at 08:20
Thanks for your helpful replies folks,
if i have any success i'll put it on the
site to let other medics/ docs know how.
regards
t
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board somefing
Member Since: 2005
Posts: 28
#10  Re: doctor for season  28 Sep '05 at 22:14
There is also an English Doc in Courchevel
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mista
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The sticks
#11  Re: doctor for season  28 Sep '05 at 22:15
Could you do a shortcourse in physiotherapy or something I'm sure there would more use for that. Mind you i dont really know if thats even possible.
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Kramer
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#12  Re: doctor for season  28 Sep '05 at 22:33
Unfortunately it's a little more complicated than that.
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mista
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The sticks
#13  Re: doctor for season  28 Sep '05 at 22:38
Yeah thought it might be...
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