Ukrainian doctors and nurses can work in our country after exams
In order to acquire the right to practice their profession in Bulgaria, citizens of Ukraine who have acquired the professional qualification “doctor” or “nurse” in Ukraine must successfully pass an examination in Bulgarian language and professional terminology in Bulgarian, as well as to pass an examination, including the state examinations, determined in the uniform state requirements for acquiring the respective medical profession in Bulgaria (examination under art. 186, para 3, item 3, letter “a” of the Health Act).
The exam in Bulgarian language and professional terminology in Bulgarian language is organized and conducted by the Center for Assessment in Preschool and School Education (COPUO) at the Ministry of Education and Science. More information can be found at the following link: http://copuo.bg/page.php?c=24&d=82.
There are no legal requirements regarding where and how to conduct training in Bulgarian. It is only necessary at the end for the applicant to pass the exam in Bulgarian language and professional terminology in Bulgarian language in COPUO.
In order to take the exam, which includes the state exams, defined in the uniform state requirements for acquiring the respective medical profession in Bulgaria, it is necessary to pass a procedure for admission to this exam. The procedure is organized and conducted by the Ministry of Health, is free of charge for applicants and generally involves the submission of an application accompanied by certain documents (specified in the application). Detailed information can be found at the following link: https://www.mh.government.bg/bg/administrativni-uslugi/meditsinski-kvalifikatsii/dopuskane-do-izpit-priznavane-na-profesionalna-kvalifikatsiya/.
As a result of the procedure, the Minister of Health issues an order for admission to an exam. On the basis of this order, the applicant takes the exam in a higher school of his choice, which provides training in the profession. The higher school has the right to charge a fee for taking this exam. It issues a certificate for the successful passing of the exam, which gives the right to practice the relevant medical profession in Bulgaria.