GIPA’s Point of View: Adaptation Process of Overseas-Qualified Indonesian Doctors
How can Indonesia reduce its supply gap of doctors, particularly given elevated demand due to the COVID-19 pandemic? In this report, the question above is explored and addressed through the lens of a global secretariat that represents Indonesian professionals and executives across G20 and ASEAN. GIPA believes that overseas-qualified Indonesian doctors are an ideal stream of supply for bridging the human capital gap. Unfortunately, Indonesia’s adaptation process for overseas-qualified doctors is longer and more convoluted relative to neighbouring countries in Southeast Asia. It is then unsurprising that our survey involving Indonesian doctors and medical students overseas revealed that only 16% of respondents are confident in their understanding of the adaptation process, despite 91% saying that they are interested in returning to practice in Indonesia.