General Practitioners

Medical doctors are most urgently needed for missions in foreign countries. They have been and still are the backbone of the medical aid programs.

Around one thousand times per year, medical doctors leave on field missions with MSF. The majority of them are general practitioners, surgeons and anesthesiologists.

Currently we are especially looking for general practitioners with fluent French and or Arabic language skills and experience in pediatrics (especially Neonatology), small surgery, surgical emergency and intensive care.

The main tasks of general medical practitioners are, on one hand, emergency medicine in crisis regions and on the other hand, basic health care in long-term projects - often in refugee camps or in small local health stations. MSF increasingly carries out vertical programs in order to fight against so-called "neglected diseases" like tuberculosis, HIV/AIDS, sleeping sickness, and malaria. One of your main tasks in all missions will always be the education and supervision of local personnel. Along with medical activity, data collection and contact with local authorities are also very important.

Special Requirements:

  • completed medical training and finished residency
  • at least six to twelve months of availability for a mission

Knowledge of tropical medicine, public health, and TB/HIV are required for some regions. Therefore, we highly recommend taking a tropical medicine course (see the attached info sheet). Relevant work experience in one of these fields can be accepted instead of the course.

Video interviews

In the following video medical doctor Hassan Mugne tells about his experiences with MSF in the field:

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