2,500 doctors are currently unemployed — Medical association

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AMMAN — There are currently 2,500 doctors who are unemployed said the head of the Jordan Medical Association, Dr Ziyad Al-Zoubi on Saturday, according to Jo24.اضافة اعلان

Meanwhile there are 3,000 students who are studying medicine in Jordanian universities, Zoubi noted, adding that the number of newly graduated doctors is set to double in the next six years.

Zoubi said that the association is working to find job markets abroad to accommodate the number of graduates from medical colleges especially considering the high unemployment rate.

The number of graduates in human medicine, according to figures from the Ministry of Higher Education, will reach 20,000 doctors in the coming years, and this number will lead to a crisis in the medical sector, said Zoubi.

Zoubi emphasized the importance of enforcing controls for admission to medical specialties and reducing the numbers of medical students.

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