Germany has one of the best healthcare systems in the world. German Medical education and health care system has a global reputation for maintaining excellence.
A wide network of hospitals and clinics ensure that patients receive on-time treatment everywhere in the country. The Hospitals employ the very latest therapies and medical equipment resulting in an exceptionally high level of patient care. Medical doctors enjoy a very high social status in Germany.
In Germany, doctors work
- In hospitals, generally as an employee.
- In their own medical practice.
- In large group practices, as an employee.
In Germany, the average starting salary of Medical doctors training to be Specialists is higher than in other professions.
Hospitals in Germany have been facing a severe shortage of doctors for quite a number of years now. Several thousand vacancies are lying vacant across Germany. This demand is expected to rise in time, the number of people entering the Medical profession is lesser than the number of doctors retiring from service.
Effective April 2012, if you have completed your medical training in a foreign country, you are eligible to receive a medical license in Germany, regardless of whether you are from an EU or a non-EU (third) country – provided that the training is equivalent to the German medical training. This has resulted in a lot of doctors from Eastern Europe, the Middle East, and the Indian Sub-continent to explore Post-Graduate Training options in Germany.