i just want to share my fiance's experience. She recently took the DOH exam last January. She went to Dubai under visit visa to try her luck in landing a nursing job. She was a unit OIC already in one of the tertiary hospitals in QC with almost 5 years experience when she resigned to go to dubai. She tried to apply to different hospitals and clinics in Dubai but despite her very impressive resume there was not even a single prospective employer who accepted her cv. Because of this she was forced to take the DOH exam immediately before her visa expires.
Background of the exam:
- 3 person panel interview (one is a doctor and i don't know the logic behind it)
- maximum of 12 candidates per exam date, each will enter the panel room one at a time
- one examiner one topic and it's up to each examiner if how many related questions she/he will ask you regarding his/her topic
My fiance's topic was all about IV therapy, blood transfusion and the GI system. All of them who took the exam during that day agreed that it was not hard at all. If you have enough experience chances are, you will most likely answer their questions because most of the questions are situational with a little bit of theory.
The results will be out in 2 days and it can be viewed online.
After my fiance got her result she went back to the clinics and hospitals to reapply. It was so funny because the following day after she submitted her cv to different institutions her phone became so busy due to the different calls she received from HR personnels wanting to hire her ASAP. She ended signing up a contract to a clinic with a very competetive offer. She is now just waiting for her resident visa to come out.
Don't worry that much of the exam just don't let your nerves get in to you. As long as you have enough clinical experience everything will be just fine!
By the way I will be going there in April to take the exam as well.
I am just completing my requirements and maybe I will ask my fiance to file the application for me. Are you done filing for application or will you be doing it personally when you arrive in dubai? You said that you have a relative working in Dubai? Does your relative have any idea if a different person can file for an application of someone who is not in Dubai?
thanks in advance for your reply and Godbless!