Samos Consulting has proven to be the most reliable and supportive medical recruitment agency for me.
Having come to New Zealand 3 years ago as a medical doctor with limited registration by NZMC, and after returning to Austria and making various attempts to come back to the country with my Austrian qualifications, and each time experiencing a load of roadblocks from the Medical Council as well as Immigration, I really know what I am talking about. This time – in 2009 – I was lucky enough to receive help and guidance by Samos Consulting. The people from Samos Consulting have been truly amazing. They were consistent and persistent in trying to find me a good job as a doctor in NZ, and they consulted with me regularly about my needs, expectations, likes and dislikes, etc.
I also have a better form of registration with MCNZ now – with the possibility of staying in NZ for as long as I like.
Once I arrived in New Zealand – on my own – and started my first day of work at Invercargill hospital, I was obviously still a bit lost and nervous, since I was about to start a new life and did not know anyone in Invercargill.
I was delighted when the secretaries of the RMO unit immediately told me that a package has arrived for me – I found a bottle of wine and a nice card by my agents, as a welcome gift. This was amazing. After all they had done for me and made the shift to New Zealand possible for me…they did not forget about me. This was only the beginning, really.
I was regularly “checked on” by phone calls by my wonderful agent, to make sure that I settled in well, into my new job and my new life. And at Christmas time, when I missed my family and partner overseas, I also received comforting “Merry Christmas” wishes.
Now, as I am starting to settle in, but still have some obstacles to climb now and then because the medical system here is quite different to what I am used to, I am still welcome to phone my agent and get advice and support from her.
From the bottom of my heart, this has been a very uplifting experience for me, and I am keen on recommending Samos Consulting to all of you out there, who want to start a new life in New Zealand and don’t quite know how to do it. You are going to be assisted from the beginning to your goal, and beyond.
Many thanks with sincere gratefulness to the people from Samos Consulting. Thanks for getting me here, where I really wanted to be. You made my dream come true.
Dr Johanna Gnad