PG Course in Germany After MBBS: From Approbation To Employment

PG Course in Germany After MBBS: From Approbation To Employment

We are diving into a critical phase in your medical journey in Germany - you have medical license of Germany (Approbation), congratulations! But the question that naturally follows is--Now What?

How do you secure that dream medical PG in Germany?

Stay with me as we discuss the steps to finding the right job after Approbation. I will also provide you a PRO-TIP at the end of this passage.. Let’s Learn.

 

Section 1: Understanding the Job Landscape

The first thing to grasp is that, unlike the USA or India, medical PG in Germany doesn't have an entrance exam or a central registry/counselling session that will automatically match you with a residency spot.

The responsibility falls on you to initiate the job hunt. Yes, it means a bit more effort, but also a chance to land a spot in a branch that you truly desire. To understand the medical courses after MBBS available to foreign doctors in Germany, click here.

  

Section 2: Researching for Job Opportunities 

Now, moving onto the tedious but crucial part - research. You need to identify the departments of your choice for a Residency in various hospitals, big or small, and start sending in your applications for consideration.

Make use of hospital websites to track down PG job openings. Remember, patience and meticulousness are your friends in this phase.

 

Medical Residency in Germany foreign medical doctors: 5 Steps From Approbation To Employment blog by rohit batra discusses the steps international doctors have to take after clearing the FSP and KP exams, achieving medical licence registration (approbation) in Germany to get to a job or facharztweiterbildung

 

Section 3: Crafting a Stellar Application

Once you spot a job opening that resonates with you, it's application time. Equip yourself with a well-curated cover letter aka. ANSCHREIBEN, a professional CV aka. LEBENSLAUF, and other necessary documents like your German language certificate and your MBBS medical degree to enhance your chances.

Then, all that's left to do is to send your application in and wait for the positive news.

 

Section 4: Acing the Interview 

Great news, you have an interview lined up! It's no surprise as Germany is facing an acute shortage of medical professionals. To read about Germany's doctor shortage in 2024, click here. Prepare answers to some general questions, “why the interest in this field?”, “why did you choose germany”, "what are your strengths/weaknesses", "do you plan to stay and work in Germany or go back to your home country" etc.

Familiarise yourself with the department head's background and research interests. It will not only show that you're well-prepared for taking up Residency but can also serve as an excellent conversation starter during the interview.

 

Section 5: Know Your Field's Requirements

It is essential to be well-acquainted with the requirements of your chosen field for a medical PG beforehand. You can read our guide to medical residency in Germany for foreign doctors here. Each speciality has unique time and knowledge requisites. A handy resource is the chamber of medicine website of the respective state, where you can find detailed information on different specialties.

  

Section 6: Opt for a Hospitation

One pro-tip I always give is to ask for a Hospitation aka. OBSERVERSHIP to spend a day at the potential department, giving you a real taste of the environment. Ask about the daily work load, chances for mentorship whilst in PG programme learning, research opportunities, and how the Residency is planned. Asking questions from other residents/postgraduates in the department can help you ascertain if this department is the right fit for you.

 

Medical Residency in Germany foreign medical doctors: 5 Steps From Approbation To Employment blog by rohit batra discusses the steps international doctors have to take after clearing the FSP and KP exams, achieving medical licence registration (approbation) in Germany to get to a job or facharztweiterbildung

 

Section 7: The Flexibility in Residency Spots

And here's the most exciting part, the German system provides you with a fantastic flexibility. You are not confined to one PG spot forever. To read about all PG courses available for medical residency in Germany, click here. This freedom of choosing different branches during Residency allows you to explore different avenues and find what truly resonates with your interests.

 

Conclusion 

So, embark on this exciting journey with the freedom to choose and the flexibility to change.

Remember, the goal is to find a PG path that not only builds your career in Germany but also aligns with your evolving interests.

Until next time, Alles Gute! 😊

 

 

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