In hospitals, generally as an employee in their own medical practice
The starting salary for an employee in large group practices is around 49.000 euro, which is around 60.000 dollars per year.
Doctors are paid more than graduates of any other academic discipline.
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Specialized medicine in Germany will not be studied at the university.
Duration: 5 to 6 years
Place: clinic of the university
Working as an assistant doctor
All applicants with 6 years of General or specialized medicine from outside Germany need to make approbation in Germany.
One to one approbation:
The education from most EU Countries will be recognized as being equivalent to German medical education and the applicant acquires the approbation.
Approbation equivalent to the German medical education system:
The education from non-EU countries will be tested according to the equivalency. If your education is not equivalent to the German system then you get a job search permit for two years. In these 2 years, you have to make the Gleichwertigkeitsprüfung (equivalency exams for approbation).
Recognition of Qualification
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