by Johann Sellner and Antonella Macerollo
In 2012, 43.919 physicians decided to relocate to another EU member state, ranking physicians in second place of professional groups motivated to migrate. Recently, the European Association of Young Neurologists and Trainees (EAYNT) conducted a survey to assess motivations for cross-border mobility among residents and junior neurologists from member states of the European Union and neighboring countries.
The survey revealed that there is keen interest of the upcoming generation of neurologists to relocate within and to the European Union. As the major driving forces to depart one’s home country, we identified dissatisfaction and superior prospects for clinical training, resources at work, academic environment, and remuneration abroad. Subsequently, appropriate steps toward the harmonization of educational and career prospects are urgently required to ensure adequate provision of neurology service and patient care throughout Europe.
Interested readers are invited to study the full article published in the Sept 2014 edition of Neurology. (article by Antonella Macerollo, Edina T. Varga, Walter Struhal, Orsolya Györfi, Xenia Kobeleva, Johann Sellner, MD. International Issues: Cross-border mobility of junior neurologists within and to the European Union. Neurology. 2014 Sep 23;83(13):e128-31.)
Both Johann Sellner and Antonella Macerollo are Past-Presidents of the European Association of Young Neurologists and Trainees (EAYNT)