My Approbation Examination!

The exam is divided into 2 parts. In the first half, I was given a case to take a complete history and patient examination. This demands an advanced level of communication skills (general and medical) and cultural sensitivity for effective interaction with the patient. Later, I was also asked to demonstrate the abdomen and lung examination. After this, I was requested to document the case and submit.

The second half is the oral examination (Viva), which is probably the most important and tricky stage of the exam. I was asked a lot of questions by three different examiners in Various Subjects (the subjects depend on the professors who come. Normally you are informed of the Commission of Professors some time in advance). The questions were mostly from Internal Medicine, Surgery, Pharmacology and Radiology. Along with that I also prepared on various topics from Strahlenschutz (Protection in Radiology) and Rechtsmedizin (legal matters a doctor has to deal with here in Germany). The questions were mostly presented as clinical scenarios and some direct questions were also asked.  It all depends on the Commission. for eg: A patient comes with chest pain? What are the Diff Diagnoses, How do you proceed forward? What investigations will you carry out? What are the steps of management? etc..

This is a gist of my experience for the exams. There are but a lot of Regional Variations in the Exams. The Pattern is almost the same but there can be differences from State to State.

The material and guidance provided helped me a lot for the preparation and passing the examination and am I now in the Job Placement Training phase. Will keep you posted.

If you need anything more let me know Ashok and I’ll get back to you as soon as I have the time.

Dr. V K Thomas.

Dr. Thomas is currently in the 2nd year of PG Training in Germany and is a resident of Kerala, India.

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35 thoughts on “My Approbation Examination!

  1. Hi , my question is which state is best for appearing for approbation ?? Heard you could give it only 2 times in a particular state … Is it true .and some states are lenient compared to others

    1. Hello Vishal

      You can fail Approbation twice in any state in Germany. Third time failure is the last chance and then one is not allowed to sit for it. We enjoy 100% success record in Approbation exam(all our candidates start PG training after obtaining Approbation) and 99% of them pass in the first attempt. Rest assured, with hard work and the experience you get in our intensive practical workshops conducted by Senior German Specialists in all subjects of Approbation exam, you will obtain all knowledge, skills and confidence to pass the exam.

      I have mailed you the basic Qualifying questionnaire for our Program. Please respond. Please check your SPAM folder just in case. I can be reached on 98202 42932.

      Kind Regards
      Ashok

  2. Hi. I want to know what should i prepare for attempting this test?
    Another question is that i am a MD student now and i wanted to know whether it is possible to take this test before grauduation and continue my education in germany?

    1. Hello Parishad

      I have mailed the the Qualifying questionnaire for PG in Germany. Please respond to the same to receive detailed Application procedure. I can be reached on +91 98202 42932

      Thank you
      Kind Regards

  3. Hello Dr. Ashok
    I am a fresh MBBS grad from India. I wanted to know if doing PG in Germany is a safe option. Actually i opted for USMLE but could not score very high. So now i don’t want to take many risks.
    I would think very highly of you if you inform me regarding the EXIT EXAM and Approbation exam difficulty. And the time required to start residency. Once you learn B2 level German.

    1. Hi

      Please check your email and respond to the Qualifying questionnaire for Pg in Germany. We will send you the detailed procedure on your reply.

      Regards

  4. Hello,
    I want to know about the cardio specialist training process in Germany , and I want to know about the universities that have this.

    1. Hello Ladan

      Please check your email and respond to the qualifying questionnaire on Pg in Germany. Please check your SPAM folder, just in case. We will forward the detailed application process upon receiving your response to the mail.

      Regards

  5. I am a foreign medical graduate doing internship on India currently. I would love to work in Germany . If possible kindly tell me the details on how to apply

    1. Hello Sehrish

      Please check your email and respond to the qualifying questionnaire on Pg in Germany. Please check your SPAM folder, just in case. We will forward the detailed application process upon receiving your response to the mail.

      Regards

  6. Hello!
    I’m a medical student, about to graduate, can you please email me which steps do I have to take when I come to Germany.
    What should I do, to start workind as a Doctor first, and then as a Surgeon ?

    1. Hi

      Please check your email and respond to the Qualifying questionnaire for Pg in Germany. We will send you the detailed procedure on your reply.

      Regards

  7. Hello,
    I completed my mbbs and practising now want to know about the cardio specialist training process in Germany , and I want to know about the universities that have this.

    1. Hello Dilip

      Specialist Training in Germany is conducted in the form of residencies in training hospitals and regulated by the Provincial medical councils. Universities have no role in this.

      Please check your email and respond to the Qualifying questionnaire on PG in Germany. Please check you SPAM folder just in case.

      Regards

    1. Hi Marcel

      Opthalmology is 60 months.

      Please check your email and respond to the Qualifying questionnaire on PG in Germany. Please check you SPAM folder just in case.

      Regards

  8. Goodmorning ,

    I have completed my MBBS in India … I want to pursue my masters in Germany. How is the current job situation over there for orthopaedics . It would be great to know more about it

    1. Hello Vishal

      Please check your email and respond to the Qualifying questionnaire on PG in Germany. Please check you SPAM folder just in case.

      Regards

  9. I am soon to be graduated from UMFT medical school in Romania, my diploma is European, do i have to sit for the Approbation exam as well?

    1. Hello Wael

      You only need to sit for the FSP exam and do not need to sit for the Approbation exam. However, please note that “NOT sitting” does not mean that you are not expected to have the subject knowledge. So, the FSP exam for EU diploma holders is more or less like the Approbation exam itself. Please check your email and respond to the Qualifying Questionnaire for entry into our pathway program. Please check your SPAM folder, just in case.

      Regards
      Ashok

  10. Hello,
    I am graduating in Russia in 2 months with my medical degree…i want to specialise in internal medicine. i read you have 100% success record in Approbation exam and all your candidates start PG training after obtaining Approbation and 99% of them pass in the first attempt. do you provide training program for approbation exam?

    1. Hi

      Yes. We provide comprehensive training for FSP as well and Approbation examination and also enjoy 100% success records.

      Regards

    1. Hi

      Please check your email and respond the Qualifying questionnaire for Pg in Germany. WE will send you the detailed procedure on your reply.

      Regards

  11. Hi sir..i am doing my mbbs in India..I would like to pursue my pg in germany..so i wanted to know how to get qualified for approbation exam..and when do we want to start preparing for this..now i am in my 3rd year

    1. Hello Poornima

      There is nothing to do at the moment. You need to focus on the Medical school and try to get the best grades possible. Preparation for PG in Germany can begun during your internship.

      All the best. You can contact me on ashok@nicheducation.com

      Regards

  12. Hello,
    I am an currently doing internship after MBBS in India. I would like to pursue a postgraduate in Germany. I would like to know more details

  13. Hi, i am about to complete MBBS from a non-EU country, and have done USMLE Step 1 and 2 with fairly high scores. Because of family, I have to relocate to Deutschland soon. This means I will have to go through the whole Anerkennungsprozess for my degrees. I was wondering if my USMLE step scores would help me at any point in the process at all?

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