Sonia Papiu began her first year of residency as a psychiatrist in the Romanian city of Cluj in January, but she plans to go abroad within the year, in search of better learning opportunities and better hospital conditions. .
She will not be alone.
Yet not all physicians fear remote areas. Originally from the village of Tureni, Andreea Kis has been a family doctor in five villages for nearly five years.
“I chose to be a family doctor because it’s compatible with family life,” said Kis, a mother of two. “People in villages preserve their humanity better.”