Doctors - Salaries/allowances/living/Training @ HMC.

By dr S

Any doctors around working at HMC as resident? I have applied for residency training program at HMC. Awaiting reply, however, I was wondring what would be the salary to expect and allownaces? Do they offer accommodation to married couples? If not what kind of living allowance they give? Basic salary? How is the training there at HMC?

Your guidance will be appreciated.


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By kurban• 2 years 6 months ago.

Hi. I am a doctor from Bangladesh. Now i am in Qatar and passed prometric exan recently. my experience including internship is 4yrs 8 months. my dataflow is going on. i want to joint in a clinic. but my evaluation is rejected due to not completion 5 yrs after registration from Bangladesh (date 12th January 2012). but during dataflow application they told me internship certificate is a experience certificate. please anyone can give information about calculation of experience.

By smilingmelancholiac• 2 years 8 months ago.

@Ahtesham8901 i believe they only accept IFOM or Step 2CK for now, AND they look at the scores rather than your nationality.

By Ahtesham8901• 2 years 8 months ago.

hey guys hope you all are well....I wanted to know that does HMC accepts IMGs with canadian licensing exams for residency or step 2 CK is a must... is there any advance of being a Canadian citizen

By suzana89• 3 years 4 months ago.

Hey guys.. anyone has any idea about the housing arrangements for a married man coming to doha as a 1st year resident..!!

Thnx in advance..

By DocAm• 3 years 4 months ago.

Hi elbowman, i have applied and they sent me an email that the application is complete but no other news yet, should hear from them in December, what are you waiting for why didn't u apply yet? what are your 2 program choices?

Good luck

By Elbowman• 3 years 4 months ago.

Hi, I'm just wondering someone has any feedback from the Residency Training on Qatar? I'm planning on applying, currently a medical graduate living in Canada.

By roseJustme• 4 years 10 months ago.

Does anyone know if HMC residency training programm still exists? Do they accept residents? The last information about it on the site is from 2011. Will be very glad if someone can give me any information about it.

By fab4412• 4 years 10 months ago.

true very very true jos bas DHC sucks

By sarim ansari• 5 years 2 months ago.
sarim ansari

Hi.My name is Sarim. Iam about to complete my Final Year. Iam also from Pakistan. You will need to pass usmle step 2 ck and get a score in TOEFL or IELTS.

By arezoo• 5 years 2 months ago.

hello all.Im from Iran. could you please give me information how could I apply for residency programs?

Is USMLE 2 score enough?

and is it necessary to know arabic language for application?


By krd_doha• 5 years 2 months ago.

And don't go to DOHA HEALTHCARE! You will develope 'Burning Ass Syndrome'

By vinaykumar77• 5 years 3 months ago.



By mdarif73• 5 years 3 months ago.
Rating: 4/5

I think coming to Qatar is little risky specialy coming to private sector its either doctor, nurse or executive class. Compare to other place in gulf Qatar is little uncertain place. Usually employee not getting salary on time and on leaving employers are not willing to give the gratuity and other end of service benefits. In my view before taking any risk of coming to Qatar better explore some alternative. and cost of living very high. So be carefull before joining any private sector and once you join, you will not be having much options.

By Sathy• 5 years 7 months ago.

I have 20 years experience as Medical Officer and as Occupational Safety Health Doctor - 17 years .

MBBS from India

Diploma Industrial Health ( Otago University , New Zealand M. Occupational Medicine ( Royal College of Physicians , Ireland )

I wish to apply for a Job at Qatar . Could some good soul guide Me please ?

My email :

By docdsouza• 5 years 11 months ago.

Depends on your experience

Is housing provided?

All the best

By docdsouza• 5 years 11 months ago.

Depends on your experience

Is housing provided?

All the best

By docdsouza• 5 years 11 months ago.
Rating: 3/5

Hi there. There is no way you can work anywhere in private sector in Qatar as SCH will not give you even a GP license without 5 years experience post MBBS

To get into the HMC residency program you need to clear IFOM or USMLE 2ck.

All the best

By khadoosbaby• 5 years 11 months ago.

i am a dental specialist and have got exact offer ie 20,000QR . can u tell me your experience, is it sufficient?What does your research say?

By SKashifWaheed• 5 years 11 months ago.

Hi all.I am Kashif.I have completed my MBBS from pakistan and have completed my 1 year of House Job here.I want to work in qatar as a doctor/resident.can anyone help me in how to get what i am looking for,in detail !

By disajbh• 5 years 12 months ago.
Rating: 2/5

Hello to all,

I'm Anura Dissa from Sri Lanka. 19years working in hotel industry in different tourist destination. Such as Sri Lanka/Dubai /Abu Dhabi /Ras Al Khaimah Etc. currently works for a catering chain in Qatar. I'm here to looking for part time job on the weekends to training you colleague in hospitality industry (Hotel/Restaurant/past food/Catering). Also by holding the position of Training manager /In-charge of the training I have confidence to make strong service crew in your company

If you feel your fellow to training in hospitality or guest services do not hesitate call me.

Mainly I will be available Friday & Saturday or after 16.00hrs on week days.

Qatar is booming very fast...along the way many of the customers are looking for Quality & Friendly service from your staffs. Also the clean &green surround for peaceful meal.

Let’s work together to keep your Brand Name highlighted in the market...

Disa- 33939467


By namratha• 6 years 2 months ago.

im Dr Namratha from India, presently in Qatar, i have completed my MBBS from India, looking for jobs in Qatar, can u please guide me how to go about it? is there any licensing exam for the same? please pass any info on this, i have tried searching in the web, but dint get much help, thanks in advance

By .sun26872• 6 years 2 months ago.

sorry, it's an outdated forum

By dr madiha• 6 years 3 months ago.
dr madiha

is there any entrance eaxm to work as a doctor in qatar? i heard if smbody has passed plab1 they dnt have to take any local exam in qatar..

By Rayan M• 6 years 6 months ago.
Rayan M

Hi i'm a student and from my friends experince in HMC when you are a resident you get your salary + Acoomendation allowance which mean they give you the money and you find the place however after the 4 years residency you become a specalist in that case only they provide you a number of options for accomendation (villa) and pay for your kids education (from Grade 1 and for 3 kids) but you have to try hard because they prefer the Doctors who was porn and raised in Qatar or at least have family residence permit and good luck :D

By doctor_overmoon• 6 years 6 months ago.

Hi all, I'm a final year medical student from Egypt and I wanna ur help if u can. I'm looking for a residency in HMC so. I wonder if it is good regarding training, number of patients, and the staff that will teach me. Really I appreciate ur help.

By mintmachine• 6 years 11 months ago.

Hi Mr.Dentist ,

One of my friend got a job at APOLLO DENTAL & FDC , he may be appointed in one of them, as a Dental Specialist .

His Salary is QR 20000 ( All inclusive Basic , Housing,Overtime,Shift ,Furniture,Transportation ,Educational,Leave Pay,Travel Allowance).

If anyone is working or had worked in Apollo Dental, kindly inform about the working conditions there .

Is QR 20000 a good salary for Indian Dental Specialist (Not general Dentist) ?If not how much is a good salary?

Thanks ,


By rprabhakar• 8 years 3 weeks ago.


pls go to medical education dept , hajar auditorium, HMC

exams will be USMLE type , enquire about exam dates

good lick bye bye

By De Bakey• 8 years 3 weeks ago.
De Bakey

I would like to ask you about the position ranks in Hamad Hospital.

As you said, there are 3 models, Clinical Associate, Specialist and Consultant.

How do we know about the different amongs the others ?

How long to take from Clinical Associate to Specialist and from specialist to Consultan post ?

Thank you for your friendly Information.



By anonymous• 8 years 3 months ago.


By• 8 years 6 months ago.

also even If I am US citizen, still I will need "wasta"

By• 8 years 6 months ago.

Hi I am US citizen and Interventional Pain Physician in New York. I want to open my own practice in Doha, Qatar. Can anyone guide me or give me tips?

Thanks in advance

By shiva kumar• 9 years 5 months ago.
shiva kumar

Dear sir, i am a Dental hygienist from india, Registered with Indian Dental council and as well as Holding licence From Ministry of Health Bahrain, i am working as a Dental Hygienist for a govt Health centre for last 16 years, My total expereince all together is 22 years.

I am interested to work for Hamad Medical corporation, i saw your messages in

Will you please guide me and suggest me how to take up employment at HMC.

Thank you

With regards


By ehmaqa• 9 years 10 months ago.

hey guys dont worry about hmc. hmc provides u everything except girls ifffffffff u have wasta :). no matter how much knowledgeable u are but if u have wasta then u can get anythingggg u want in hmc , house, accomodation, allowances everything.

By naiyerharoon• 9 years 10 months ago.


I dont understand y you are underestimating Engineer. Do you know Engineer makes the world, and i totally agree that all dr are not working in Hamad.........dont ever underestimate the way what is your qualification and why so you think engineers are lower than doctor....................better get awake from your dream..if still you are sleeping....

By manyboxes• 9 years 10 months ago.


I am new here. I am a physician and has 2 years experience as a general physician post MRCP UK . I am interested to work in Doha.I hail from south east asia. I have 2 questions

1. Do HMC provide sub specialty training ie cardiology/endocrinology ?

2. Do they have post for me without any sub specialty training and if they do what is the job spec and how is the salary like.

By fun4viswa• 9 years 10 months ago.

Can any one enlighten me about salary structure for doctors with HMC..


I would like to know the procedure of NHA licence !!

By anonymous• 9 years 10 months ago.



Just wanted to check are there ant chances to work in HMC in Human Resources department??????


If yes, please let me know how to apply..... I am indian national and residing in Qatar.

By cpb• 9 years 10 months ago.

Hi everybody,  i'm working in qatar,i have some queries regarding the NHA exams. My wife has having 2 years experience in the medical field as a DOCTOR after completion of MBBS. After that she took her post gratuation OBS & GYNECOLOGY(3 years). Next month she is planning to visit qatar. Can anybody tell does she elegible to sit for the NHA exam. Please Give your valuable inputs..Thanks in advance...

By egiofkou• 9 years 11 months ago.

Hello everybody, i'm new to the site and i am a dentist from Greece and we (my husband and I) thinking about moving to Qatar (he had a job offer). the real question is if I can work there (in a private clinic or something...). and maybe if anyone could give an idea about the salaries...!

By anonymous• 10 years 1 month ago.

I think the point you are trying to make is that engineers have it tuff

you are right, it can be challenging...

but let me tell you doctors don't have it very easy too you know

Just today I gave a lift to a doctor with 7 years experience and her situation was worse than any of the scenarios you have given in your last comment... Not all doctors work in Hamad you know...

By knoxcollege• 10 years 1 month ago.

You can also see the engineers in remote places like jungles (strictly not for fun i.e. hunting) or near the gas fields or in the middle of nowhere like sea. Sometimes you can even see the engineers standing on the top of the broadast tower, shouting to the person down below not yet to turn on the power (happens when you forget to take the walkie talkie)

Last time I saw an engineer going two kilometres deep inside the sea trying to find the ROV. Since then scuba diving is off my list.

By anonymous• 10 years 1 month ago.

I don't agree with you entirely on that knox... about engineers being paid less...

By knoxcollege• 10 years 1 month ago.

Everywhere engineers are paid less than the doctors. The best part of being a doctor is that you have a great circle of friends and PR.

And for people like me, you usually see them on QL or on other forums.

By knoxcollege• 10 years 1 month ago.

This is all I have to say, if you remember what YOU said to me.

And Lolz @ Dare

By anonymous• 10 years 1 month ago.

Not everything is about money, and how dare you post something like this here.

By knoxcollege• 10 years 2 months ago.
Rating: 2/5

why would the doctors come to Qatar to work unless you are interested in doing charity work. The doctors I met in States and Canada were making loads of money. I am not talking about specialists just plain GPs, General physicians. One doctor I met told me that he was making close two hundred thousand U.S. Dollars every years after all the freakin tax deductions. Thats like 50000-60000 Qatari Riyals per month in Qatar. I guess Dr. Hijazi (the renowned cardiac surgeon and now in Saudi Arabia) used to get about 90000 Qatari Riyals per month.

So seriously guys if you want to live the LIFE and have a True Status in the society, better work in North America.

Middle East is for engineers like us, who wouldnt be making good money back home specially after taxes

As per my view the ranking of professions in North America is



3)Chartered Accoundatnts

4)Nurses, other health professionals, chiro, radio, physio etc


So you can see where the engineers stand. Anyways You have every right to disagree with my judgement

By joebloggs• 10 years 2 months ago.

Does anyone know how i should apply for a residency post in HMC.i.e. whom i should apply through?

Does anyone know the answers to the following too?

a)the salary that i should be expecting as a UK trained doctor with 2 and a half years experience after graduating.

b)details about the paediatric training programme that they offer.

any information will be appreciated

many thanks

By gypsy gal• 10 years 7 months ago.
gypsy gal

It depends on your Specialization, Experience, qualification, Nationality etc. Are you an Indian Origin Canadian Citizen? Western Citizens get extra allawances. Salary structure depends on your grade.

By sanmkumar• 10 years 7 months ago.

Can any one enlighten me about salary structure for doctors with qatar petroleum

By Nenad1• 10 years 10 months ago.

I am Nenad,physiotherapist from Serbia.Can you give any information about physiotherapy department in HMC.I wish come and work in Qatar and now I am waiting call by recruitment agency from England.I am not Qatari,what is my chances for employment in HMC ? Best wishes, Nenad

By tudgybeybeh• 10 years 10 months ago.

hello everyone!! I'm also new here, also interested to know more about the residency programs at HMC... And i have questions similar to those of the ones posted by TANIA. Hi Tania! I hope someone can enlighten us up about this matter... please?? =)

By englishalien• 10 years 11 months ago.

Hi Moskvich,

3 months is not long for HMC. Some of my friends at HMC waited 6 months or more after accepting a verbal contract offer.

One of my friends who works at HMC tells me they are having political problems at a high level right now. Some executives are trying to stop any new non-Qatari appointments.

Hope this doesn't cause you a problem.

By getawayFK• 10 years 11 months ago.

Hello "Around in 80days"

I assume you are in Qatar right now. I was just wondering, what do you work/teach at WCMC-Q ? (Im a med student at WCMC-Q).


By ttania_silva• 10 years 12 months ago.

Hi, My name's Tania. I'm new to Qatar Living. Actually I just found out about the residency training program conducted by the Arab Medical Board at Hamad Hospital a couple of weeks back. I was hoping somebody could give me a bit of information about these residencies.

I have got the basics: there's an exam and an interview conducted in August etc... But I looking out for some specific info. Like what chance does an expatriate (South Asian) doctor on a visit visa stand of getting into a residency training program?

Are there any expatriates undergoing a residency training program at Hamad Hospital?

Also does Hamad Hospital prefer not to hire "female doctors on visit visas" into their residency programs. Thats what I heard so I just wanted to clarify.

Please somebody help me out coz right now I am in a dilemma. I don't know whether I should attempt the exams (Hamad Hospital exams) this year!

Waiting for a reply!!!



By stalinraj• 10 years 12 months ago.

Hello doctvm,

I have been offered a specialist surgeon job in Al Ahli hospital.Can you please inform about the expected package for this job in this hospital?

By jennifer• 11 years 1 week ago.

hello Dr did u got Official job contract letter from HMC . You didn't gave any good news. We all waiting for Your earliest reply.

By Moskvich• 11 years 2 months ago.

Thank you all for the info.I have following querries.Hope you guys will enlighten me over those.

I have been offered(informally) a position as Clinical Associate at HMC about 3 months ago. But I have not received an official job offer from them yet.I contacted them about 2-3 times till now by email and they say- your application is being processed and you will receive offer once this process is completed.

1)Is it normal for HMC to take this long to send offer OR its because of Doha Asian games at the moment?

2)How much time it takes to get a Qatar visa after I accept the offer?

3)When does new emplyoees start working each year, in Jan or Feb?

4)They are offering me 15100 QR Basic + Free acco,air-ticket and other facilities.Is it a fair offer for Clinical Associate position at HMC?

Your valuable advice is much appreciated.

Thank you

By nnasrawi• 11 years 4 months ago.

Thank you Jennifer for your inputs. can you please list me the private clinics in Qatar in which my wife can apply a job application?

thank you in advance

By jennifer• 11 years 4 months ago.



By nnasrawi• 11 years 5 months ago.

How to Apply a job application to my wife as Dentist in HMC?

Thank you

By Noble-Man• 11 years 5 months ago.
Rating: 4/5

Dr S,

I have checked with a friend doctor at Hamad Hospital, and these are some feedbacks that I gather :

1. HMC plans to become a full fledged Specialist Hospital soon, therefore they don't

take in Residents anymore. Anyway, there is an exception to this...if you're enrolling the "Arab Board" Program, you'll be appointed as Resident. "Arab Board" is a 4-year program to become Specialists.

2. To enroll the Arab Board, HMC together with Weill Cornell Medical College conducts a yearly entrance exam (normally in Sept). In the recent exam, the passing mark was 55.

3. Salary for Resident is about QR 8,200/month (excluding Housing).

4. If you have relevant experience and qualifications, you will either be appointed Clinical Associate/ Specialist/ Consultant.

By nnasrawi• 11 years 5 months ago.

Hi dentist,

could you please advise me by answering my question! that would be really appreciated.

I am computer specialist, i got an offer from QP and i will join then in october. I Got family contract. My wife is dentist and will be relocating with me. i am jordanian and my wife is jordanian too but also she has czech passport. can you please tell me if she could find opportunity to work in dental clinic or hospital? and what's the expected salary range for her take into consideration that she has three years experience? if that is applicable, what other benefits can be provided from the employer ( take into consideration she will be living with me). will they pay her housing allowance, transportation,...etc? Please advise as you are the one who can advise in a such conditions.

Thank you in advance.

Best Regards,

By dentist• 11 years 5 months ago.
Rating: 4/5

Residents are not called so any more at HMC, they are now called "Clinical Associates" , that was due to some JCI regulations...which is actually much better for them...i am a clinical associate by the way.

Married clnical associates will signed the so called "Married contract" which entitles you for a fully furnished house (usually villas), plane tickets for wife and three children every year, annual vacation of 40 days.

This package is by far the best package i have seen in the whole GCC countries for such a position.

By bonesrus• 11 years 6 months ago.

Hi everyone,

I'm new to this forum. I'm a doctor from Tunisia and I consider applying for a job in Qatar.

I learned so much about Qatar from this cool website, there's so much useful information but, just like dr S i guess, nowhere could I find something specific about salaries, allowances for doctors, nurses, dentists working at the HMC or elsewhere (private hospitals, Al Ahli, American hospital.

I know it all might depend on the country of citizenship, the degrees... but it could be nice to have at least an idea about what to expect, some raw numbers...

Any feedback from doctors would be greatly appreciated.

By the way, thanx to the user "Dentist" who gave me some very interesting insights about work at the HMC.

Have a nice week end everybody.


By dr S• 11 years 6 months ago.
dr S

Thanks "doctvm" . I am excited. Fingers crossed now.Thanks again.

By dr S• 11 years 6 months ago.
dr S

Thanks "Around in 80 days" and "doctvm" for quick response. Sounds good, fingers crossed now. Thanks again.

By doctvm• 11 years 6 months ago.

i heard that thaey have hiked the salary at hamad so it wont be aproblm for u and also accomdation is provided so cool man enjoy if u get it

By Around in 80 Days• 11 years 6 months ago.
Rating: 2/5
Around in 80 Days

I have no idea about the salary, but my real estate agent showed me the new housing for the Asian Games. She told me that after the games, the housing would used for hospital employees. In a guide book, it's listed as Married Dr. Housing. Looked pretty nice. Good luck... I'll be working at WCMC-Q and you may be working with some of our students.

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