Professional Recognition Process
Responsible Organisations: 
Malta Medical Council


Entity name: 

Malta Medical Council

Contact Data: 

Address: Medical Council

                      St Luke's Hospital
                      OPD (Level 1), St. Luke's Square
                      Pieta' - Malta
                      PTA 1010


(+356) 21255540


Web url:


Requirements and Documents needed
Documents needed: 
Medical degree that is recognised in EU
Fluent English and Maltese
Working permit (for non-EU)


Directive 2005/36/EC Applicability: 

All qualifications obtained in the EU are recognized in Malta

Deadlines and Duration
When there is a call for application there is usually a deadline which is usually 3 weeks



Re-certification required: 

Not applicable

Re-certification Information: 

Not applicable.

Internship required?: 
How long does it last and what are the conditions to start with it and to finish it?: 
2 years.
More information on 
Is it required to start with postgraduate medical training?: 


What is the procedure for a foreign doctor to start with it?: 
Application process starts towards the end of September of every year.
Application forms, terms and conditions can be found on
Postgraduate Medical Training
Responsible Organisations: 
Ministry for Health
Entity name: 

Ministry for Health

Selection and Deadlines: 
Enrollment requirements: 

When applying for a training job the requirements will be found on the call for
application. Since these are different for different jobs you should look up
the actual call which is always online at



Selection Process Description: 


Application Deadlines: 

Usually after 3 weeks after call but this information will be available when the call is out

Funding of PGT (government-funded/funded by tax/included in healthcare insurance, etc.): 

By Government.

Existent Medical Degrees
Medical Degrees: 
Medical Degrees: 

MD in Malta. Those attaining specialist status will have the CCST (Certificate of Completion of
Specialist Training)

More information:
University of Malta:
Specialisation: SAC:


Working Conditions
Salary Gross/Brutto (basic, no oncalls included, in EUR): 

The basic salary (4-weekly) excluding overtime is: Foundation Doctor Scale 9 (~24k in 2016), Basic specialist trainee Scales 7-8 (~27k in 2016), Higher Specialist trainee - Scale 6 (~33k in 2014), Resident specialist Scale 5 (37k in 2016) . It is based on the latest Collective Agreement between the Medical Association of Malta and the Public Service.

Used taxation scales, and (if known) average taxation percentage applied to salary: 
Paid Overtime: 
Type of Contracts: 

usually indefinite.

Sick Leave: 
Sick leave info: 

Two working weeks per year.

Paid vacation: 
Vacation info: 

192 hours per year.

Maternity leave: 
Maternity leave info: 

An employee may apply for maternity leave for an uninterrupted period of fourteen weeks. She has to notify the employer at least four weeks before the maternity leave begins, in so far as is reasonably practicable.

Maternity leave is availed of as follows:

(a) six weeks of the maternity leave entitlement to be taken compulsorily immediately after the date of confinement;

(b) four weeks of maternity leave to be availed of immediately before the expected date of confinement, unless agreed otherwise between the employer and the employee;

(c) the remaining balance of entitlement to be availed of, in whole or in part, either immediately before or immediately after the above periods, as the employee may request:

If she is unable to avail herself of the maternity leave entitlement before the date of confinement, the balance of entitlement may be used after confinement.

An employee on maternity leave shall be entitled to 14 weeks maternity leave with full wages.

Social security system like unemployment benefits: 
Type of healthcare – healthcare for free National health system or Health Insurance: 
Free NHS
Other Information
Acceptance of foreign trainees for short term: 

Usually indefinite contract as per call of applications

Mandatory Insurance required (for malpractice): 
Who is responsible for the damage immaterial and material: 

For civil suits, Government insures the doctor.

Perspective towards migration of Healthcare Professionals and additional information: 


Updating of information
Last date this information was checked: 


Person providing the data and contact (must include e-mail adress): 

Sascha Reiff