How to get a doctor for an internship in Germany.
Work in a German clinic can be done while studying at a Russian or Ukrainian university. How to become a participant in the exchange program for medical students?
To get acquainted with the healthcare system in another country, to compare approaches in diagnosis and treatment, to gain invaluable practical experience and, finally, just to live a month in another country – such opportunities are open to medical students from Russia and Ukraine. To do this, you need to become a member of the student exchange program ifmsa.
The International Federation of Associations of Medical Students, ifmsa, is one of the oldest and largest student organizations. Today, it includes 1.3 million students in medical faculties from around the world. Its branches are in 122 countries, among which are Germany, Russia and Ukraine. The National Union of Medical Students, the representative of ifmsa in Russia, today actively implements a number of youth projects, promoting a healthy lifestyle and raising the medical literacy of the population in Russia. Students who enter it, conduct trainings, conferences, summer schools.
Academic exchanges are another important area. Every year, under the programs of ifmsa, Russian medical students go on probation abroad, in one of the countries with which the Russian representation has concluded contracts. “Germany is in the top 10 countries where students from Russia want to go,” says Peter Gavrishchuk of the National Union of Medical Students in an interview with DW. And vice versa, future German doctors are offered internships in one of 30 Russian cities.
Medicine in Russia through the eyes of a German doctor.
However, as reported by DW in the German office of ifmsa, Russia and Ukraine are not yet priority areas for German students. In Russia, for example, three people are trained per year. To get acquainted with the everyday life of doctors in the Russian clinic was able and Christopher Gramsch (Cristopher Gramsch), coordinator of the programs ifmsa in Germany. In 2015, he spent a month at the Pavlov Medical Center in St. Petersburg. By the way, along with Moscow, Ekaterinburg and Kiev, this city is most popular among German medical students. “I wanted to see the city with my own eyes, and since my knowledge of Russian was not enough to communicate with patients, I chose a department of surgery,” says a young doctor from Bochum.
During the internship, he made several discoveries for himself. “I was amazed at how difficult it is for people in the province to get access to quality medical care.Patients come to St. Petersburg, overcoming huge distances.In Germany, large medical centers are located nearby with small settlements,” – says Christopher. It was interesting to see how the operations are going on. “I must say that the technical equipment was at the same level as in the German hospitals, but the atmosphere in the operating theater is completely different.” In Russia, the hierarchy between the doctor and the medical staff is much stronger, “he recalls.
A severe impression was made by the dilapidated situation in the hostel for foreigners, where it was placed. However, this unpleasantness was smoothed by a rich cultural program, which was organized by the students themselves from the Russian branch of ifmsa.
Two variants of training in Germany.
In Germany, students from Russia can take part in one of two programs. As part of the research exchange (Score Research Exchange), they work in the laboratory, collecting data for scientific publication. Participants in the professional exchange (Score Professional Exchange) can be students who have completed at least three courses of study. Internships take place at hospitals. These can be university, city public or private clinics.
In both cases, such a production practice lasts, as a rule, one month, and since 2017, in some cases, two months. The Russian Association concludes contracts with other organizations in the ifmsa, which stipulates the number of seats. Last year two people could go to Germany for a professional internship from Russia, one for research and development. Accordingly, Russia receives the same number of people from Germany. “There are exchanges every year, but not as much as we would like,” regrets the Russian coordinator, Pyotr Gavrishchuk. “This is also practiced because if the department receives too many students, mentor doctors who already have a high workload are physically do not have time to supervise them all. ”
Conditions of participation in the exchange program.
The place of the internship is chosen by the student himself. He can specify in priority order three any cities and three specialties of interest to him. “Most of the time students would like to get to big cities, but we are not a tourist company, so the distribution of places is primarily in the specialty.” It often happens that in none of the three selected cities there is free space in the first discipline. determine in the city where there is the first discipline, indicated by him in the list “, – explains Peter Gavrishchuk.
For those who want to undergo an internship in Germany, a competition is held annually throughout Russia. A prerequisite is the knowledge of English at least at level B1. “The higher the level of knowledge, the higher the student’s chances of getting into a good department in the same Germany, where the requirements are much stricter than in other countries.” An additional advantage is if the student knows the language of the country, “the coordinator of Russian programs emphasizes.
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The first test that will have to be completed is a single English language test, which includes knowledge of medical English. Based on the test results, a rating is made. The one who scored the most points, the first one can choose the country from the list presented. In addition, universities that send students for internships, in addition conduct an interview in English. “Some universities may ask you to translate a medical article without a dictionary or read a review and express your opinion.In others with a candidate they just talk about why he wants to go on an exchange, why in the country he has chosen,” Peter Gavrishchuk gives examples. As a result of the interview, the student receives bonus points. In addition, ifmsa encourages those who actively participate in the organization of youth events.
Rich experience at their own expense.
ifmsa is a non-governmental non-profit organization. Therefore, the students pay for the internship expenses themselves. In the case of Germany, which accepts for training the same number of people from Russia, how many she sends to this country, accommodation and meals are provided free of charge. Scholarships for the internship are not issued.
More details about the terms of participation in the ifmsa programs can be found in the international department of your institution – there are local representations of this organization in 30 Russian universities, as well as on the site of the ifmsa representation in Russia or Facebook.
The most scarce specialists in Germany.
The highest demand is for IT personnel.
We need programmers, software developers and IT consultants. But there are plenty of system analysts, administrators, and sales specialists. The deficit is in North Rhine-Westphalia, Rhineland-Palatinate, Baden-Wurttemberg, Bavaria and Saxony. At work most often take graduates of a 4-year bachelor’s degree. Almost every 10th specialist is a foreigner. Mostly come from the EU, India, Russia, Ukraine.
The most scarce specialists in Germany.
Engineers are required.
The peak of the shortage of engineers in Germany fell in 2011-2013. But even now the situation on the labor market is favorable for these specialists. First of all, many vacancies are not occupied in the south and west of the country. Required are personnel for research and development departments, technologists, metallurgists, welding equipment engineers, specialists in mechatronics, automated control systems, electrical engineering.
The most scarce specialists in Germany.
Worker specialties.
In the technical sphere, also professionals with vocational education, primarily with the knowledge of mechatronics, automated control systems or electronic equipment. In addition, almost all federal states need specialist metalworkers, tinsmiths, specialists in sanitary and heating equipment, as well as climate equipment.
The most scarce specialists in Germany.
In the field of construction.
In connection with the construction boom in Germany, there are not enough personnel to build land and underground structures, as well as interior decoration of premises, in particular carpenters and glaziers. The most affected are Bavaria, Baden-Wurttemberg and Brandenburg. However, first of all, qualified specialists (master, technician) are required to carry out control over the work. German knowledge is compulsory.
The most scarce specialists in Germany.
Railwaymen.
Railwayman – another deficit profession in Germany. The shortage of specialists in operation and maintenance of railways, locomotive drivers and motorcars is most acute. The German labor market in this area is small and is represented mainly by the Deutsche Bahn concern. More than 2,000 vacancies have been opened for specialists with higher and proficiency.
The most scarce specialists in Germany.
Medical staff.
A shortage of doctors has been preserved for several years. With the exception of dentists, a variety of specialists are required: therapists, pediatricians, surgeons, anesthetists, dermatologists, orthopedists. Especially they are not enough in the province. Worst of all, the situation in Lower Saxony, Brandenburg, Thuringia, Rhineland-Palatinate and Bavaria. Glad here and foreigners. To work as a doctor you need to know German and confirm the qualification.
The most scarce specialists in Germany.
Care for the sick and the elderly.
In Germany, specialists are needed to care for sick and / or elderly people, as well as midwives. In gerontology, there is a demand both for the average medical staff and for medical workers with additional knowledge in the field of rehabilitation medicine, palliative care or oncology. Good chances in the German labor market and physiotherapists. German language and proof of qualifications are required.
The most scarce specialists in Germany.
In the field of medical technology.
German employers also lacked specialists in orthopedic and orthopedic and rehabilitation equipment – both with higher and professional education. Specialists in hearing care are especially in demand, and in ophthalmic ottiches and dental technicians, on the contrary, there is no deficit. Recognition of qualifications for foreigners is compulsory, if in the plans – to engage in entrepreneurial activities.
The most scarce specialists in Germany.
Many German pharmacies do not have enough as pharmacists or pharmacists with higher education, and assistants. The most acute deficit is in rural regions, where wages are less attractive: a specialist at the start expects about 3300 euros a month before taxes. Only one in five pharmacies can quickly fill vacancies. Foreigners require knowledge of the German language and confirmation of qualifications.
The most scarce specialists in Germany.
German science also lacks highly qualified specialists. We need chemists, physicists, mathematicians, biologists, minerologists, geologists-above all those who possess knowledge at the junction of several disciplines-for example, in the field of technical chemistry, biotechnology, and medical technology. The work is offered by research institutes and enterprises in the field of pharmaceutics, biotechnology, and automotive industry.
The most scarce specialists in Germany.
Law for foreign specialists.
These specialists with higher education, for example, obtained in Russia, can get a job in Germany on the “Blue Card”. Access to the German market was simplified for professionals with vocational education. The applicant must find a job and confirm his / her qualifications. Find out what this requires and where to send documents, you can on the site Anerkennung-in-deutschland.de.
Author: Tatiana Vaynman.
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Links on the Internet.
Representation of ifmsa in Russia.
ifmsa Russia on Facebook.
Representation of ifmsa in Ukraine.
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