Job Offer: Medical General Practitioner in Colombia. Salary $800.000 COP ($314 USD)

Today when I saw this job offer in the Facebook group “Médicos generales, rurales e internos” (Colombia) I thought it was a joke at first sight. However, after just a few minutes and reading the comments of indignation posted by other members of this group in response to this abusive job offer, it was clear that it was not a joke at all.

1  MEDICOS   GENERALES, RURALES , INTERNOSHT: Dr. Armando Garcia for posting this on the group.

I am posting this here to raise international awareness about this problem and to also ask what are the salaries for doctors in other countries.

Does anyone know another example of a similar wage (i.e., $314 USD monthly payment) for the work of a physician (specifically 50 hours per week)?

Médico General en Norte de Santander - Uniser Empresarial S.A.S. en Norte de Santander   Kit Empleo


Oh, I forgot to mention something:

The doctor must be also available for going out to rural areas to be part of health brigades (the job attendance could surpass the 50 hours per week announced in the offer)…


HT Dr. Javier Grisales “Puppets of the Health Care System”13661_909699305727489_3647774975399214936_n

  6 comments for “Job Offer: Medical General Practitioner in Colombia. Salary $800.000 COP ($314 USD)

  1. March 26, 2015 at 4:04 am

    A physician? my aunt works at a deli and makes way more than that.. It’s disrespectful

  2. March 26, 2015 at 4:26 am

    I will post three comments – feedback from colleagues after the publication of this post:
    1. A colleague, classmate and also a good friend of mine who has been working as a doctor in the US for several years (good and talented doctor – I do trust this information) told me that most doctors over there earn the same amount of money after 2-3 hours working. (I’ll keep my friend’s name anonymous).
    2. Another friend and colleague also suggested me reporting this salary calculated in one year = USD $3.768
    3. A doctor comment in the group where I found this job offer that a physician in Brazil earns more for a 12 hours shift ($354 USD).

  3. Ferney Hernandez
    March 28, 2015 at 2:46 pm

    is $800.000 COP weekly
    or monthly?

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