In this week’s podcast, we had the pleasure of speaking to Dr. Eimear Nolan about Non-EU medical doctors working in Ireland.
Eimear is Assistant Professor of International Business and Director of the Blended Learning MBA at Trinity Business School. She gained her PhD in International Management from the University of Limerick, and her Graduate Certificate in Teaching and Learning from the University of Surrey, UK.
Eimear’s research interests are in expatriate adjustment, cultural intelligence, recruitment and retention strategies, ethics and the health care sector. Prior to joining Trinity Business School, she held academic positions in the UK and USA.
In the podcast hosted by our Council editorial intern Ryan Harmon, Eimear discusses the challenges faced by non EU-doctors working in Ireland.
Eimear starts by explaining how she became interested in this topic nearly ten years ago and how the problems that existed then still exist to this day with regards to the poor treatment of non-EU medical doctors.
Eimear highlights the problem that the lack of training and development offered to these doctors presents. Furthermore, the long and pressurised working conditions that doctors in the Irish healthcare system are under means that non-EU doctors are not afforded the opportunity to embed themselves into Irish lifestyle and culture.
Finally, Eimear discusses possible solutions to this problem and warns of the repercussions if nothing is done. She explains the positive impact that the recent public attention has made, but urges that there is still more that needs to be done to ensure Ireland’s healthcare system is improved in all aspects.
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