Latin American doctors in Catalonia: integration process and professional development

Andrés Freire Erika Masanet About the authors

This article analyzes the professional integration of Latin American doctors working in the Catalan health labor market, in Spain, as well as their professional development opportunities. The article is based on two qualitative researches that have used in depth interviews with Latin American doctors who live in the Autonomous Community of Catalonia. The research results allow identifying diverse professional integration processes of these immigrant doctors, while showing the major barriers they face in these processes.

international migration; immigrant doctors from Latin America; professional integration; barriers; Catalan and Spanish context

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