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  • #118110
    neh05neh05
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    Hi there,

    anybody here from Germany?
    I’m trying to get into residency, possibly psych in 2006. Gonna have my 1st interview in 2 days…
    Am also a mum of an 8 yo boy:)

    Anybody here that wants to share life stories, immigration stuff, in-law fear chats??

    Have a great day!

    #118112
    WildflowerWildflower
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    Hi Neh05!

    How was your first interview?

    I am not from Germany but I did one of my clinical rotations there. I graduated from med school in Hungary and I am now a medicine resident in Texas. I have a 3 1/2 year old Buzzlightyearfirefighter 😎

    In-law fears??? :wave:

    Wildflower

    #118113
    mamajmkmamajmk
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    Prague, Czech Rep here.
    I have a 3 year old & trying for a residency in IM or pediatrics, possibly psychiatry (hallo!).
    Nice to meet you!

    #118114
    tatnytatny
    Participant

    Hallo neh05,

    wie war Dein Interview? Ich komme aus Oesterreich und habe demnaechst mein erstes Interview. Wuerde mich gerne mit Dir unterhalten und freue ueber eine PN.

    Bis bald!
    tatny

    #118116
    gwenoveregwenovere
    Participant

    Are you thinking of working in Germany??

    #118117
    CrazyMommyCrazyMommy
    Participant

    Hallo 🙂

    I am also from Germany, but now living in Texas.
    Have 2 boys, 4 yrs and 5 months old.

    Sandra

    #118119
    l337girll337girl
    Participant

    I grew up in Germany (hey.. we all seem to be ending up in Texas!) but I now live in the US where I will finish my BSci.

    I’ve been looking in to attending medical school in Germany, specifically Heidelburg, but I can’t seem to find any information on entrance requirements or tuition for American citizens.

    I qualify for Germany residency, but I have not applied yet.

    Is anyone able to point me in the right direction?

    Nan

    #118120
    SAHMdocSAHMdoc
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    I was admitted to medical school in Munich several years ago, but ended up going to a U.S. school instead (and going 150K into debt! Big mistake!) At that time, foreigners paid the same registration fee as Germans- which was around $300 or so per semester. You can’t beat the price!
    Back then, international students applied directly to the medical school they were interested in attending, but the rules are different if you’re considered German. In that case, you have to go through the match with the ZVS (which is like a national clearinghouse for assigning medical school spots).
    Here’s some info about the ZVS that applies only to those considered native Germans: http://www.zvs.de/Service/Download/M11.pdf
    If you don’t qualify for consideration with the German applicant pool, then you have to apply directly with the medical school.
    Here’s the international student information specific for Heidelberg:
    http://www.zuv.uni-heidelberg.de/AAA/
    Good luck- hope this helps!

    #118121
    l337girll337girl
    Participant

    SAHMdoc, THANK YOU. That is exactly what I was looking for.

    #118123
    gwenoveregwenovere
    Participant

    What’s medical residency like in Germany???
    hours, call, hassle, etc…

    How about the practice afterwards…

    #118124
    SAHMdocSAHMdoc
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    Residency in Germany is easier than in the U.S. However, I’ve heard it’s tough to get a spot in many fields, especially for foreigners. Call is nothing like here- Germany has strict laws about work hours and those apply to physicians as well. There is some overnight call, but it’s not nearly as much as you would do here and you get much more time off than here. Of course, German house officers still complain that they’re overworked and compared to the average German I’m sure they are, but it’s all relative- it’s nothing compared to what U.S. or British house officers go through.
    The pay, however, is worse than in the U.S. and that’s true across the board. Even senior physicians in Germany earn considerably less than their American counterparts. There is also a huge over-supply of physicians in Germany, so that makes finding a job a bit tough sometimes.
    The German physicians I know are very happy in their field. However, they’re in relatively benign fields like psychiatry, so I can’t speak for those in surgery or OB.

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