SKI SEASON, JOBS... DOCTOR

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  Thread Started By:   axel2004   On:   Saturday 26/10/2013 @ 19:11 Show Newest First    
axel2004
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  #1  SKI SEASON, JOBS... DOCTOR  Posted 26/10/2013 @ 19:11
Hey guys...
Bit of a weird situation here I think and need some help working through it.
I am a newly qualified doctor who has decided medicine and hospitals are not for me. I want snow and lots of it...
Does anyone know of any jobs I could do for a season in a resort which may use any of my qualifications, or should I just get a chalet job and get stuck in? Hoping this doesn't come across at all stuck-up, just have no idea what's around.
Insight/suggestions much appreciated!
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philw
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  #2  Re: SKI SEASON, JOBS... DOCTOR  Posted 27/10/2013 @ 21:54
In reply to post #1...
At least one large heli operator has an on-site GP. Sometimes that's just a GP, sometimes it's someone with a medical qualification and also a guiding qualification.

It'd be more cost effective to generate cash with the medical stuff and burn it the traditional way, and you'd probably have qualification/ visa issues, and you probably need to know your way around the business to get that kind of work, but it does exist.
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axel2004
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  #3  Re: SKI SEASON, JOBS... DOCTOR  Posted 27/10/2013 @ 22:04
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QUOTE (philw - 27/10/2013 @ 21:54)

At least one large heli operator has an on-site GP. Sometimes that's just a GP, sometimes it's someone with a medical qualification and also a guiding qualification.

It'd be more cost effective to generate cash with the medical stuff and burn it the traditional way, and you'd probably have qualification/ visa issues, and you probably need to know your way around the business to get that kind of work, but it does exist.

Yeah that's what I was thinking.
I could probably work and save up then do the season without working... But my thinking was that I could possibly get bored and wouldn't be meeting anyone. Everyone else works in one way or another right? Even a bar job or something might keep me ticking over.
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Limz
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France
  #4  Re: SKI SEASON, JOBS... DOCTOR  Posted 28/10/2013 @ 12:08
In reply to post #1...
Have you considered volunteer work?

In you profession and the language barrier I'd suggest North America, big list of very good resorts and perhaps the "volunteer" work might help with visa's.

Might lead to permanent employment...and gives you a taster of ski/resort life.

Just a thought.
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SnowBoating
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  #5  Re: SKI SEASON, JOBS... DOCTOR  Posted 28/10/2013 @ 12:14
In reply to post #3...

QUOTE (axel2004 - 27/10/2013 @ 22:04)

Yeah that's what I was thinking.
I could probably work and save up then do the season without working... But my thinking was that I could possibly get bored and wouldn't be meeting anyone. Everyone else works in one way or another right? Even a bar job or something might keep me ticking over.

Been thinking about this post, I have a lot of Dr friends - they've all gone through the qualifying and wanting to stop being a medic (i don't think there is a newly qualified Dr who hasn't). Some did and some didn't. Those that didn't now have the option to go work in the alps as a Dr and earn a lot of money, live in an awesome apartment and get to board every day. Every resort needs an English speaking GP of some sort - mostly bone setting specialists for obvious reasons, its easy money for those with the right education. I also know a guy who is that Dr who accompanies patients back to the UK on flights, he earns a lot, does very little but has to be ready to go at the drop of a hat. But it allows him to be based in the alps all year and free flights back to the UK.

How far have you got into your studies - Finished F1, F2 etc?
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Sbeats
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  #6  Re: SKI SEASON, JOBS... DOCTOR  Posted 24/10/2018 @ 19:58
In reply to post #1...
Hi,

I just came across your post from a few years ago. I am at a similar point where I am keen to move to the mountains and see how I can use my medical degree to work there. (I'm a qualified GP)

I was wondering how you got on and if you had any advice?

Cheers

S
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