Medicine in Germany

Discussion in 'International Students' started by Erich Hartmann, Mar 5, 2018.

  1. Erich Hartmann

    Erich Hartmann New Member

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    Hey I'm interested in doing med in Germany next year. I have an ATAR of 95. I was told that due to university outreach I should apply regardless of my grades due to INTL qouatas which would give me a solid chance. Is this true or would I need much higher to be competitive?
     
  2. Kiwiology

    Kiwiology MSO Lawyer

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    I would worry more about getting a job after you finish. Most AU states only guarantee a PGY1 post to people who have graduated in-that state (somebody can correct me on the specifics) and with the UK supposedly leaving the EU that's going to be a huge problem too.

    The answer MSO generally gives to this question is "if you want to spend a decade or more away from home becoming a full qualified or nearly fully qualified specialist overseas to enable your return then go for it ... but, beware."
     
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    What is the med study cost in Germany? It seems their system is quite different to Australia's, so have to be careful.
     
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    Re: UK - that is going to be a mess for some time; already NHS is going through a lot of changes - not for the positive from what my sources tel me!!!
     
  5. Benjamin

    Benjamin Resident (JCU MBBS) Administrar

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    I haven't looked into this in detail in a few years but there are a few things you need to be aware of:
    • It is highly unlikely you will be able to study in Germany & return to Australia to work without significant difficulty. You will be considered an international medical graduate & will have to sit the Australian Medical Council exams before being able to work in Australia, similarly I would be surprised if they accepted fellowship training from Germany as equivocal in Australia but I certainly haven't looked into it.
    • Courses are all in German & require you to have demonstrated german language proficiency
    • There are no scholarships that I am aware of for foreign students studying in Germany, though the course cost is relatively low/similar to Australia CSP in most cases.
    Here is a document that has a fair bit of good information: https://www.daad.de/medien/deutschland/nach-deutschland/downloads/wd-medizin_en.pdf
     

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