P.G Medicine and Dentistry in Germany 2022/23
This programme is for you if you are a Doctor/Dentist educated in your or a foreign country and looking forward to pursuing P.G. in Medicine Germany or P.G. in Dentistry in Germany.
In German terms, it’s specialisation, not M.D. or M.S., as in other countries like India.
Why PG Medicine in Germany?
- One can choose their desired field of specialisation and proceed as Germany has an acute shortage of Doctors, dentists and specialists.
- No Tuition fees are charged for the entire specialisation programme.
- You are paid well while attending the specialisation training and working.
Are foreign-educated doctors and dentists like those from India eligible for P.G. /M.D./M.S./specialisation in medicine or dentistry in Germany?
The answer is yes, but only after meeting the criteria the state medical and dentistry councils or offices already set.
What are the criteria?
Most importantly, you may say the only criterion is to get licensed to practice medicine or dentistry in Germany!
I’m already a licensed doctor/dentist in my country or in a country where I studied or currently working! Should I get licensed in Germany too?
Yes, as you rightly asked, you should get licensed in the German Federal State.
How do you get licensed, and what procedure needs to be completed?
You should write the state licensing exam and pass it!
What’s it all about a state exam?
The state licensing examination will check your eligibility to practice medicine/dentistry in German hospitals.
Is the state licensing examination conducted in English?
No. Since the occupational language used at hospitals and health care settings all over Germany is German, the licensing examination is conducted only in German.
How is it possible for the foreign-educated Doctor since most countries teach medicine and dentistry in English?
The Doctor’s programme offered in Germany prepares foreign-educated doctors to sit and pass the state licensing examination.
How does the Doctor’s programme prepare foreign doctors for the German state licensing examination?
- It prepares foreign doctors with the required proficiency in the German language first.
- It also prepares to sit, pass the FSP exam, and qualify for a provisional licence.
What’s the FSP exam?
FSP exam is conducted by the state office or the state medical/dental council to check the medical terminology skills of the applicant in the German language.
What is the German language level required to qualify for the FSP test?
You should be at the B2 level and above in German to sit the test.
Should I have B2-level German skills before I arrive in Germany?
No, you can learn German better in Germany while in the Doctor’s Programme.
Should I pay for German language learning in Germany?
You don’t need to pay for B2 level German, the FSP preparatory programme, and the C1 level course as a German state Grant is available to cover the fees for these courses.
What about A1-B1 Level German courses, should I pay for these and how much does it cost?
Yes, you should pay for it, and it costs approximately 4000.EUR, and that includes the 400.EUR registration fee of the institution.
If I know B1 level German before arriving in Germany, I should still pay 4000.EUR?
As 400.EUR out of the 4000.EUR fees are the registration fee, and the fees for A1-B1 cost the remaining 3600.EUR.
That means it covers four levels; A1, A2, B1.1 and B1.2, and you are entitled to the entire 3600.EUR refunded to you if you start your language course in Germany with a B2 level.
Should I have a blocked account while applying for my visa?
Yes, with a deposit of 11,208.EUR
How Doctor’s Programme is better than any other programme?
As per the Doctor’s programme, once the FSP test is passed, the foreign doctor/dentist will qualify to work under a provisional license in a German hospital, salaried, for 1 to two years!
In addition to earning money, this opportunity is given for exposure, practical experience, observing a licensed doctor at work and working under him etc.
The state office or the medical/dental council expect the doctors/dentists to prepare well for the state examination through this experience, sit, pass and become licensed doctors and dentists!
Is there any other benefit than those mentioned above?
We will submit your professional registration application to the state medical/dental council on your behalf, even without any German language skills.
You will receive the council’s report /assessment letter from the German state office before you apply for your visa.
That means you will know before applying for your visa that the state council has recognised your qualifications and clarified what you need to do to get licensed in Germany.
The stages of the process
- A KCR counsellor will collect your required information and qualifications for a preliminary assessment.
- Once it’s acceptable, we will need to notarise copies of all your stuff and supporting documents to proceed further.
- We will help you get your qualifications translated through a state-approved translator based in Germany.
- We will prepare it for submission along with your application for professional qualification recognition in a German state.
- We will help you get your documents certified by the German consulate to send them to Germany to lodge your application to the state office.
- The German office will receive the assessment report/recognition letter from the state office for you.
- All the necessary documents required for your visa application will be prepared in Germany and sent to us to hand over to you.
- KCR will assist you in preparing for an ultimately successful visa application submission and consulate interview in your home country.
- The airport meeting and your transfer to the pre-arranged accommodation are organised while you arrive in Germany.
- An FSP test preparatory programme is offered after you pass the B2 level test while attending C1 level classes in Germany.
- Sit the FSP test and pass.
- Receive your Provisional/temporary licence to start working under supervision.
- Keep preparing to pass the approbation (licensing exam) while working in a German hospital.
- Sit and pass the approbation exam within the two years of the provisional licence.
- Receive your professional licence, which permits you to work independently in Germany.
- Choose to continue working as a physician (General Doctor) or specialise in a field of your interest.
Check the list of documents and qualifications to start with
- A completed medical /dental degree
- One-year internship completed letter.
- Registration certificate with the medical/dental council in your home country.
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I want to apply for the doctors program ? Which province can I apply to ? Which province has the best chance of passing the approbation and job opportunities?
All provinces are fine, but it depends on your chosen pathway/preparatory programme.
Our programme helps foreign-educated doctors to apply for registration while they are in their home country and, receive the assessment letter called by the council a ‘deficiency’ letter, apply for a visa on a preparatory programme.
Once arrive, they work on their language, achieve B2 level, book a date for attending the Medical terminology test (FSP), and sit and pass to qualify for a provisional license to work in a German Hospital.
Prepare well for the licensing examination during the two years of working under the provisional license to sit the medical licensing exam and pass.
Once got a license, you have two options to choose from;
continue working as a physician
choose to specialise in your desired field
Please note; Working under a provisional license is a salaried job. At the same time, exposure to the hospital setting, observing a medical doctor practising in the hospital where you work under supervision, familiar with the hospital/patient documentation, patient’s rights in Germany etc.
After all, the licensing examination is about checking your preparedness to work in German hospitals as an independent medical doctor.