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I am Pakistani doctor, working in Oman.

I want to come to Germany to work as a doctor in general practise. However, I don't know what are the job prospects non-EU doctors, esp Pakistani doctors.

I don't have knowledge of German language, however, I plan to take a language course in Germany. My English, however is very good.

I want to know how easy foreign doctors can find job after learning German language and passing the test with score at B2 level?

Also how difficult is German language to learn? How much time a needed normally? Most institutes provide courses of 2 months duration. I wonder if this time is adequate!

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I wouldn't say your prospects are particularly good without German,but I have met and seen plenty of non native German medical professionals who seemed to have commanded it very well to be able to practice. It's not an easy language to learn but it's not one of the hardest either. Just remember that there are 16 ways of saying 'the'! You would obviously need a few years to become proficient and I doubt if you will have learnt enough even with an intensive 2 month course.
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Hi,

I am Pakistani doctor, working in Oman.

I want to come to Germany to work as a doctor in general practise. However, I don't know what are the job prospects non-EU doctors, esp Pakistani doctors.

I don't have knowledge of German language, however, I plan to take a language course in Germany. My English, however is very good.

I want to know how easy foreign doctors can find job after learning German language and passing the test with score at B2 level?

Also how difficult is German language to learn? How much time a needed normally? Most institutes provide courses of 2 months duration. I wonder if this time is adequate!

Thanks

First of all, you should find out whether your qualification would be accepted in Germany. I know a doctor who had to go back to university, which of course is taught in German.

I think a year of intensive language course (full time) would be realistic, as this is what is recommended for foreign students without prior knowledge of German.
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Thanks James and ALKB the reply.

Can you guide me where to send application for the approval of qualification?
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here is a list of contacts for approbations for the different states: http://www.bundesaerztekammer.de/dow...en20100809.pdf

it seems that you need to pass at least the B2 level german class to get an approbation. in some cases you need to pass an exam to show that you have the required medical knowledge. from what I have heard the exam is required if the length of your studies and/or the classes taken differ from the german medical study.
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here is a list of contacts for approbations for the different states: http://www.bundesaerztekammer.de/dow...en20100809.pdf

it seems that you need to pass at least the B2 level german class to get an approbation. in some cases you need to pass an exam to show that you have the required medical knowledge. from what I have heard the exam is required if the length of your studies and/or the classes taken differ from the german medical study.
This seems to be primarily for people who studied in Germany and the EU?

Have a look here:

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Their recognition finder states that doctors need to undergo a "Gleichwertigkeitspruefung" (assessment of comparability) before they can apply for an approbation. Write them an email and see what they say.

The relevant authority normally depends on the province in Germany where you live. From outside of Germany, you can send your documents to a central office:

Anträge auf berufliche Anerkennung aus dem Ausland: Ständige Konferenz der Kultusminister der Länder in der Bundesrepublik Deutschland (KMK)

The PDF document on the bottom of the page is the form you need to use. The service is free of charge.

As far as I can see, the form is only available in German.

You will need to have all your documents translated into German by an official translator.

Another link for you:

http://www.anerkennung-in-deutschlan...tml/en/160.php
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Thank you ALKB for detailed and definite reply. So, first step is to learn German language and then send documents for recognition.

Can you tell me that after recognition of documents, what is the proceedure of finding job?

Are there any recruitment agencies, specially for non-EU doctors?
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Thank you ALKB for detailed and definite reply. So, first step is to learn German language and then send documents for recognition.

Can you tell me that after recognition of documents, what is the proceedure of finding job?

Are there any recruitment agencies, specially for non-EU doctors?
I don't have enough experience regarding the medical field to answer your question comprehensively.

There might be recruitment agencies for non-EEA doctors, but all the non-EEA doctors I have come across (and my experience in that regard is very limited) did not come to Germany on a work permit.

In general, recruiters are a bit of a new thing in Germany and have a somewhat dodgy reputation.

Where are you in your career? Are you a consultant? A GP?

I'd try the adverts in German medical trade journals or contacting hospitals directly.

I know that a lot of rural areas are desperately looking for GP's and are offering quite a few incentives to doctors willing to be a 'country doctor' and staying long term. You'd need excellent German for that, as we face an ageing population in the rural areas and the older generations are unlikely to have learnt English in school at all. You'd also need to be willing to live in a small-ish town, possibly do house calls, etc. Then there is also the fact that the more rural the area gets, the more visibly foreign you will be. In an area where you are literally the only expat, you might face some problems to be accepted in the community.

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Hi,

I am Pakistani doctor, working in Oman.

I want to come to Germany to work as a doctor in general practise. However, I don't know what are the job prospects non-EU doctors, esp Pakistani doctors.

I don't have knowledge of German language, however, I plan to take a language course in Germany. My English, however is very good.

I want to know how easy foreign doctors can find job after learning German language and passing the test with score at B2 level?

Also how difficult is German language to learn? How much time a needed normally? Most institutes provide courses of 2 months duration. I wonder if this time is adequate!

Thanks
Hey Eyes ... first of all I wish you all the best with your plan to move to Germany.
I´m a german nurse and I work with lot´s of doctors from foreign countries.
Just do yourself a huge favour and learn to speak a good level of german. It is so hard for the docs and for the patients too ... the difficulties to understand each other are often enough very big and can be very frustrating for both.
Since I´m German I can´t tell how hard it is to learn the language but I wish you alle the best
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Hello ALKB and German Nurse.
My name is Dr. Aiman Ali and i have done MBBS from Khyber Medical College, Peshawar,Pakistan.Our college is recognized by the WHO,Avicenna and EFCFMG.
I want to pursue my further studies in Germany, I am looking for a specialization Training (Residency) in Germany. Can anyone help me with the Process, I have started learning German Language Level A1 currently and i will learn it till B2 Level.
I want to know in which states of Germany it will be easier for A non-EU doctor to get his training / degree recognized ?
how can i get Temporary or Permanent License
what is the first step to start from ?
Please post or PM me if you think you can help.


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