Dr Irina Jovanovic

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NATIONALITY: Dutch / Serbian

CURRENT POSITION:
Locum RMO in the Netherlands until I find a job abroad

FAVOURITE SURF DESTINATION:
Ecuador – many hidden gems & consistent yet uncrowded breaks

PREVIOUS BENEVOLENT WORK:
Hope to get involved soon!

TRAVEL EXPERIENCE:
South Africa / Australia / Morocco / Central America (Guatemala, Honduras, Costa Rica, Nicaragua, Panama) / South America (Colombia, Ecuador, Peru, Bolivia, Argentina, Uruguay, Brazil) / Sri Lanka, Indonesia, Europe

EDUCATION & WORK EXPERIENCE:
MBBS at Erasmus University in Rotterdam, the Netherlands

Electives: Cape Town (2009), London (2010), Surinam (2012)

RMO – Emergency Medicine (Jan-Nov 2014), the Netherlands

After this 6-month travel and several locum jobs

RMO – Emergency Medicine at Shoalhaven Hospital (Feb 2016 – ), NSW

ANY OTHER INFORMATION THAT YOU WOULD LIKE TO ADD ABOUT YOURSELF:

Travelling is my bigpassion. I got into surfing a few years ago and ever since I’ve been trying to go on as many surf trips as possible. Finding out about Surfing Doctors made me realise I can combine surfing with working as a doctor in a great way. I hope to move to Australia beginning of 2016 to pursue my medical career somewhere along the coast. Looking forward to meeting like-minded persons through SurfDocs and exploring new places in the world!

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3 Comments

  1. Hi dr Irina, i am finushing my md degree this year and i was wondering about your elective experience in Suriname and Cape Town,wete they independently set uo by you or was it organized by the University? Woulf be very happy to hear from you Thx

    • Hi Ran, good to hear from you. Both were organised through uni but I might be able to help you, what kind of elective are you interested in? I did a minor in the PICU at Red Cross Hospital in Cape Town and an elective internship in surgery in Surinam. Would only recommend going to Surinam if you speak Dutch though.. Send me an email if you need more info irina@jovanovic.nl

  2. Hi dr. Irina, I saw you are Serbian? I am a Slovenian girl, finishing studies in Belgrade,Serbia. I was wondering if it is possible to go work as a doctor in Indonesia Bali, for short time, after I write a diploma and finish? If you have any suggestions how to approach my wish i will be happy for your advice! Thank you

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