1. Why should I opt for Germany for my Post-Graduate Medical Specialist training?
The health care system of Germany is one of the world’s best. Germany is the land of latest innovations in the field of Medicine and healthcare. Doctors trained in Germany get exposed to the latest developments in the field of Medicine/Medical technology and the best healthcare practices. Moreover, “Trained in Germany” enjoys excellent brand reputation which works wonders to your career. Germany offers an excellent lifestyle and is a multi-cultural modern society.
2. What is the basic eligibility and expected qualities to successfully apply for Post-Graduate Medical Specialist training position in Germany?
The requirements are as below:
- Recognized Medical Degree.
- Proof of 12 months internship.
- Registration in Medical council/License to practice-Home Country or in the Country of training.
- German language skills, preferably C1.
- Certification in Medical German Terminology.
- Approbation-License to practice Medicine in Germany.
- Ability to integrate seamlessly in the multi-cultural German society.
3. Why do you insist on the two stage elimination process(Initial Screening + Skype Interview) for admission into your program?
We are based in Bonn which is located in German province (state) of North Rhine-Westphalia. This is the most developed and the biggest metropolitan region of Germany with a population of 17 million. Due to this, hospitals in this region are preferred by all doctors (both German and foreign) due to the excellent training environment on offer. So, to maintain our 100% track record we have to keep our entry standards high as all our candidates are aiming to train in this highly competitive region only. Higher the quality of input, better the quality of output.
We provide value to our clients hence we refuse to accept those clients whose profiles do not suit the needs of the German PG training arena.
4. How can I determine eligibility of my profile?
We have an Initial screening process to determine your eligibility. This is a Zero-Risk procedure.
5. I am an Indian citizen and have acquired my basic Medical Degree from a foreign country. Am I eligible for PG Medical Training in Germany?
Indian citizens with basic medical training from foreign countries (Russia, Ukraine, China, other East European nations, South America etc) are eligible provided they have cleared the Screening examination in India and possess permanent registration in MCI. However, it should be noted that German hospitals do not prefer foreign doctors with degrees from a third country (eg: Indian with foreign medical degree) unless they have substantial work experience. This is the ground reality.
6. I have completed by Under-graduate Medical studies (MBBS/MD) from a country outside the European Union (eg: India, Russia, Ukraine, China, The Philippines, Georgia etc). Is my degree recognized for Post-Graduate Medical Specialist Training in Germany?
Yes. Your degree is considered to be a recognized basic medical degree. However, if the Medical licensing authority in Germany ascertains that the syllabus of your Medical degree differs from the basic German Medical education syllabus, they can insist that you sit for an “Assessment Test” or “Equivalence Exam” before issuance of license to practice (Approbation). As a thumb-rule, all candidates having Medical degrees from outside the EU will have to sit for this exam, unless they have significant work-experience or higher qualifications.
7. Where can I learn German language and how long does it take to achieve the required level B2/C1.
The best option is to learn German language is at Goethe Institute/s in your home country. There are also reputed Private German language training institutes. A full time course will take 6-8 months to reach B2 level. It is highly recommended to learn German till B2 level in your Home country. C1 level is offered as part of our PGMP program in Germany.
8. Which authority is responsible for granting Approbation?
The State Chamber of Physicians in various provinces is responsible for granting Approbation.
9. What is the form/structure of the “Assessment Test”/Equivalence Exam.?
This test refers to the substance of the German Medical Training. You are expected to demonstrate that you have knowledge equivalent to Medical Graduates trained in German Medical Universities. The subjects for this test are mainly Internal Medicine and Surgery, Emergency Medicine and Pharmacology.
10. How can I prepare for this Equivalence Exam.?
Our Post-Graduate Mentoring Program (PGMP) includes (among many other modules) extensive coaching and preparation for your success in
the Equivalence Exam.
11. What are the Universities in which I can do my Post-Graduate Medical specialist training in Germany?
Post-Graduate Medical Specialist Training in Germany is conducted by authorized Hospitals and clinics, including University hospitals. Universities have no role in granting Post-Graduate Medical Specialist titles, in Germany.
12. What specializations/branches are available in Germany?
All possible Specializations in the field of Medicine and Surgery are offered in Germany. From Anesthesia to Urology. More than 60 Specializations/sub-specializations are available.
13. What is the format of Post-Graduate Medical Specialist training system in Germany?
Post-Graduate Medical Specialist training as we know of takes place in University Hospitals, Hospitals with training authority either in the public or private sector. Trainees are nurtured under the supervision of the senior specialists and get hands-on experience. The duration of training is 5 or 6 years depending on the branch.
14. What are the costs involved in Post-Graduate Medical Specialist training in Germany?
This is the best part. There is no tuition fee for Post-Graduate Medical Specialist training in Germany. Moreover, you are entitled to a salary
during the training period. This is one of the reasons attracting talented doctors to training in Germany. However, please note that the preparation to acquire the skills and knowledge to successfully apply for the Post-Graduate Medical Specialist Training position will cost time and money.
15. Can I work in Germany as a Specialist if I already have a Masters degree in Medicine/Surgery from a Country from outside the EU?
Yes. To do this, you will be required to complete 12 months training in your Specialist field in Germany and later appear for an examination for the grant of Specialist title. However, you also need to fulfill all requirements for the “Approbation”.
16. How does Medicaltrainingingermany.com help me in the process of obtaining a Post-Graduate Training position in Germany?
Medicaltrainingingermany.com is a one stop resource for all your needs pertaining to obtaining a Post-Graduate Medical specialist Training position in Germany. Information necessary to understand the training concept and requirements are provided on this website and all regulatory changes will also be updated on a timely basis.
PGMP (Post Graduate Mentoring Program) is designed to equip eligible and positively screened doctors with all the required skills and knowledge to successfully apply for a relevant Post Graduate Med./Surgery Training position in Germany. PGMP is a combination of Online and onsite training.
17. What is the track record of Medicaltrainingingermany.com in the Post-Graduate Medical Specialist Training arena of Germany?
We along with our principal training partners have a combined experience of more than 8 years in preparing Foreign Medical Doctors(from outside the EU). We very humbly state that till date all our course participants have obtained Post-Graduate Training positions in Germany. Our work is our track record.