PG


PG Medical Courses

Duration: 3 Years

Tuition Fee: Approx 3-5 Lakh/Year

PG Medical CoursesEligibility

  1. The candidate must have passed MBBS examination from any Medical College recognized by Medical Council of India.
  1. The candidates should posses a permanent registration with any State Medical Council in India or Medical Council of India. If he does not have the same he will be required to obtain such registration within one month after admission to the P. G. course, failing which, his /her admission to the P. G. course will be cancelled.
  1. The candidate must have completed the compulsory rotating internship on or before 30th Apr & have to produce completion certificate before joining the course.

The post graduate degree courses offered in various medical subjects lead to the degree of MD, MS, DM or MCh. The surgical courses lead to the degree of MS or MCh whereas the courses related to medicine lead to the degree of MD or DM

M.D. (DOCTOR OF MEDICINE) for which candidates must possess recognized degree of MBBS (or its equivalent recognized degree)

In order to pursue PG in medicine in Germany, the students opt for these options in 2 different ways.

PG Medical Courses

M .S. (MASTER OF SURGERY) for which candidates must possess recognized degree of MBBS (or its equivalent recognized degree).

  • General Surgery
  • Obstetrics & Gynecology
  • Ophthalmology
  • Orthopedics
  • Otorhinolaryngology (E.N.T)
  • PG Medical CoursesI Anesthesiology
  • Aviation Medicine
  • Anatomy
  • Biochemistry
  • Biophysics
  • Community Medicine vii. Dermatology, Venerology and Leprosy
  • Family Medicine
  • Forensic Medicine
  • General Medicine
  • Geriatrics
  • Health Administration xiii. Hospital Administration
  • Immune Hematology and Blood Transfusion
  • Medical Genetics xvi. Microbiology
  • Nuclear Medicine
  • Pathology
  • Pediatrics
  • Pharmacology
  • Physical Medicine Rehabilitation
  • Physiology xxiii. Psychiatry
  • Radio-diagnosis
  • Radio-therapy
  • Rheumatology
  • Sports Medicine
  • Tropical Medicine
  • Tuberculosis & Respiratory Medicine or Pulmonary Medicine

P.G. DEGREE COURSES

Course Name  &  Course Type

DM – Infectious Diseases DM

DM – Organ Transplant Anesthesia & Critical Care DM

DM – Critical Care Medicine DM

MD – Thoracic Medicine MD

MD – Sports Medicine MD

MD – Family Medicine MD

MD – Radio Diagnosis/Radiology MD

MD – Aviation Medicine/Aerospace Medicine MD

MD – Tuberculosis & Respiratory Diseases / Pulmonary Medicine MD

Anaes. & Critical Care Med. MD

MD – Medical Genetics MD

MD – Rheumatology MD

Master of Family Medicine MD

MD – Palliative Medicine MD

Master of Public Health (Epidemiology) MD

MD – Blood Banking & Immune. Haem./Imm. Haem. & Blood Trans. MD

MD – Tropical Medicine MD

MD – Maternity & Child Health MD

MD – Pulmonary Medicine MD

MD – CCM MD

MD – P.S.M MD

MD – TB & Chest MD

MD – Skin & VD & Lepxsy MD

MD – MD- Skin & VD MD

MD-Transfusion Medicine MD

MD – Immune Hematology & Blood Transfusion MD

MD – Medicine MD

Doctor of Medicine MD

M.D. MD

Master’s of Physician MD

MD – Pharmacology and Therapeutics MD

MD – Pathology & Microbiology MD

MD (Emergency Medicine) MD

MD – R & D MD

MD – Anaesthesiology MD

MD – Anatomy MD

MD – Aviation Medicine MD

MD – Bio-Chemistry MD

MD – Bio-Physics MD

MD – Community Medicine MD

MD – Dermatology MD

MD – Forensic Medicine/Forensic Medicine & Toxicology MD

MD – General Medicine MD

MD – Community Health Administration MD

MD – Geriatrics MD

MD – Hospital Administration MD

MD – Health Administration MD

MD – Lab Medicine MD

MD – Microbiology MD

MD – Nuclear Medicine MD

MD – Obstetrtics & Gynaecology MD

MD – Ophthalmology MD

MD – Paediatrics MD

MD – Pathology MD

MD – Dermatology , Venereology & Leprosy MD

MD – Pharmacology MD

MD – Physiology MD

MD – Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation MD

MD – Psychiatry MD

MD – Radio Diagnosis MD

MD – Radiology MD

MD – Radiotherapy MD

MD – Social & Preventive Medicine / Community Medicine MD

MD – Tuberculosis & Respiratory Diseases/Medicine MD

MD – Venereology MD

MS – Obstetrics and Gynaechology MS

MS – Orthopaedics MS

MS – Anatomy MS

MS – ENT MS

MS – General Surgery MS

MS – Ophthalmology MS

MS – Anesthesia MS

MS. – MS. Medicine MS

MS – Neuro Surgery MS

MS – Traumatology and Surgery MS

MD/MS – Anatomy MS

MD/MS – Ophthalmology MS

MD/MS – Obstetrics’ & Gynecology MS

In order to pursue PG in medicine in Germany, the students opt for these options in 2 different ways.

GERMAN SYSTEM FOR MEDICAL PG IN GERMANY

There are many medical universities in Germany which surprisingly teach the entire MBBS course completely free of tuition fees. However, the roadmap to medical PG in Germany is under the German medical council and the medical universities of Germany do not come into the picture. An entire roadmap right up to Post Graduate medicine is smooth if you have studied the bachelor level in a medical university in Germany. However, if you are going for MD level directly after MBBS in India, it throws challenges in terms of language learning and the clarity in the system. Accordingly, we always convey to the MBBS aspirants in India to choose a ranked medical university of Germany for a roadmap right up to PG level.

In order to pursue PG in medicine in Germany, the students opt for these options in 2 different ways.

Medical PG in Germany

Home Medical PG in Germany

THE ROADMAP TO PURSUE MEDICAL PG IN GERMANY:

Post graduation courses after MBBS is always a point of worry for Indian doctors. On looking for alternative solutions, they literally have to decide to pursue Medical PG abroad. And at their age, probably, settle down abroad as a MD / MS! One of such destinations where the Indian doctors prefer to pursue medical post graduation in Germany.

PG in Germany after MBBS in India is one of the best options among overseas medical PG options though it is quite complex. Post graduation after MBBS in Germany is pursued by many Indians who tried their best to crack AIPGMEE / NEET PG for 2-4 times and ultimately wished to move ahead by taking a bolder decision in the interest of their passion.

The program to become MD in Germany after MBBS in India is filled with quite a few challenges. First of all, you need to get in touch with the authentic, experienced and knowledgeable overseas education consultant who understands your needs well. The steps are well defined and it takes additional 2 years to study PG medicine in Germany though it ultimately gives an opportunity for PG in Germany.

PREFERRED ROADMAP FOR MEDICAL PG IN GERMANY

The doctor would need minimum 6 -8 months prior to the departure to Germany. During this period, generally, the doctors clear A1 and A2 level of the German language. MOKSH provides Free German Language Online classes for its registered students, due to the requirements being:

Learn German Online for A1 and A2 levels for Free (for MOKSH registered students Only).

Get the admission letter from a government approved test and language learning center for TELC B2 and TELC C1 . Normal and standard B2 and C1 level would not be sufficient.

Study the German language up to C1 level in Germany.

Get the confirmed Observer-ship from a German hospital approved by the German Medical Council to pursue Medical PG in Germany. Initially, the observership would be for 1 month only. It would be extended for 6 months and then further if required.

Go through the “Approbation System” meaning registering yourself a German Medical Practitioner with German Medical licensing authorities. (MOKSH would support it through our German office).

Basic Roadmap to study Medical PG in Germany

The students would have to manage the residency on their own immediately after the observer-ship and completion of the “Aprobation” application (Licensing) Since the student has completed 1 year of Masters program, the student is eligible for 18 months of work search permit officially. Our German office shall support you to get the required Residency but it cannot be guaranteed by us right from the beginning since it depends a lot on:

Language level proficiency achieved by you.

Letter of recommendations received by you during observer-ship.

You would have to pass the Kenntnisprüfung exam (Non competitive).

APPROXIMATE COST TO PAY TO MOKSH, GERMAN OFFICE:

The following amount needs to be deposited in MOKSH, Germany office on a progressive basis on arriving at Germany.

Sr. No. Course Fees (EUR) Fees (INR)
1 Language Program (B1) in Germany 600 Rs. 45,000
2 Language Program TELC B2 & TELC C1 separately in Berlin / Hannovar / Dusseldorf 4,400 Rs. 330,000
3 Special Medical Terminology program 1,500 Rs. 112,500
4 FSP exam registration & get Work permit 1000 Rs.75,000
5 Hospital enrolment in Germany 2,000 Rs. 150,000
6 Exam Cost for Language & Clinical Exit Test 500 Rs. 37,500
7 “Aprobationship” Service (Optional) 5,000 Rs. 375,000
TOTAL EUR 15,000 Rs. 11,25,000

*Add pre-departure costs charged by MOKSH including travel costs. The above conversion from EUR to INR has been done at a rate of 1 EUR = INR 75. The rates varies constantly.

You must note that you need to open a Blocked account in your own name in a German Bank for an amount of EUR 8,640. This money would be utilized for your living cost for the first year in Germany.

The Visa issuance could be a problem for few people who are not well prepared. Accordingly, MOKSH has designed a more concrete roadmap for post graduation in medicine in Germany. The alternative route provides higher stability and guarantee of the whole program having and fixes every loose end. The costs go up by almost 15 Lacs in this care due to an additional Non-Clinical degree.

ALTERNATIVE ROADMAP FOR MEDICAL PG IN GERMANY

Few advantages remain if you take an alternative roadmap for 1 year Masters degree in healthcare. instead of only going directly for TELC B2 and C1 level language program. (Taught in English language) During this period, doctors from India can learn the German language up to TELC C1 level while going through the Master level program (It is an upgraded course from MPH – Masters in Public Health since the financial and accounting part to run a hospital is also taught). This roadmap makes them strong contender as well as gives an opportunity for them to remain connected with many hospitals. recommended roadmap for medical PG in Germany

ALTERNATIVE ROADMAP STEPS

So within first 2 years, the doctor completes 4 programs to be eligible for Medical PG in Germany:

Learn A1 language level (preferably A2) in India enabling you to apply for Visa.

1 year Masters (If you are confident to learn the language) / 2 year MBA in Healthcare Management (If you wish more time before entering clinical side).

Language learning up to C1 level in the same city while completing the course.

Observership in a German hospital as per German Medical Council.

Approbation Application to convert temporary license to permanent German medical license. .allowing you to avail of the residency for MD / MS.

The residency period of 3 years on a minimum basis and 5.5 years maximum (for Neurosurgery). It is to be noted that the stipend to an extent of EUR 2,300 per month (Around Rs. 1.80 Lac) is paid to the Indian doctor pursuing residency / Clinical PG in Germany. The normal living expenses for a doctor to stay in Germany is around EU 700 saving almost EUR 1,600 amounting to Rs. 1.30 Lacs. Accordingly, the student saves approximately Rs. 15 Lacs per year during the period of residency.

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WORK SEARCH VISA FOR GERMANY

On completion of 1 year Masters program, the Indian doctor can receive the work search permit (Visa extension) for 18 months. This is a standard immigration rule for those who complete the Masters level degree (MHM or MIB) achieved in Germany. The rule allows you to stay back in Germany for this period. MOKSH ensures that the “Approbation” application to issue a license by the German medical authorities is done successfully through its office in Germany. However, the student needs to ensure clearing of the language level as described above in order to pursue PG medicine in Germany.

Based on the recommendation letter received from the doctor while doing the observership and the personal interview at the hospital, the doctor could pursue his residency (Minimum 3 years – but depends on the specialization) in a German hospital. At the end of the residency, he is eligible for the Board certified MD degree by German medical council.

A standard cost of the 1 year Masters program (Non-Clinical) in Germany would be EUR 20,000 per year. Few lower graded private universities also provide options starting from EUR 13,000 per year. This cost apart from the living cost in Germany to the tune of EUR 8,000 would be extra. However, if you are confident, do not spend this extra money. Go for the observership directly once you reach a higher German language proficiency.

Our services include the support to apply you for Work Search Visa to the relevant department in Germany.

AN IMPORTANT POINT

You may create a PLAN B in case you are not able to get the residency leading to post graduation in Germany after MBBS. Immediately after the observership, the doctor can get a job in the hospital

towards management work. You can continue the application for the clinical residency. This gives huge back-up for the doctor and ensures the immigration if required. Further, the cost during the first 2 years of the program is reimbursed in the next 1 to 2 years of residency. The net cost to received MD is ZERO!

COMPARISON OF MEDICAL PG IN GERMANY & MD IN USA

There are few advantages of this program over doing Medical PG in USA

To pursue medicine PG in Germany, there is no need to appear for the competitive entrance test like USMLE and if the doctor learns the language and passes the “TestDaf”, it is good enough to ensure Residency. The doctor needs to pass a test called “Kenntnisprüfung” which is a non-competitive for converting their temporary medical license to the permanent medical practice license. The doctors must understand that this exam offers an opportunity for only 3 attempts. In case you can not clear it, you would loose the chance to pursue MD in Germany.

Generally, an Indian doctor thinks of Medical PG abroad, the first choice would be USA. However, the competition to get the residency is much lower in comparison to USA via USMLE exam. Germany has a very stable population. The flow of international students is very low by comparing to USA due to the German language problem.

The doctor pursuing medical PG in Germany would be able to get the specialization of his choice. The options include Neuro / Cardio / Ortho / Radiology etc. While in USA, the international doctors are offered low-interest General medicine, Family medicine or internal medicine as options during residency.

The cost of doing the program in USA is almost 100% more than that of Germany.

COST OF MASTERS (MHM + MEDICAL PG IN GERMANY)*

The cost for PG Medicine in Germany works as per the table shown below

Sr. No. Course Fees (EUR) Fees (INR)
1 Masters Program in Healthcare Management 12,300 Rs. 922,500
2 Language Program (A2-B1) in Germany 3,000 Rs. 2,25,000
3 Language Program TELC B2 & TELC C1 separately in Berlin 6,000 Rs.450,000
4 Finalizing the Observer-ship 1,500 Rs. 112,500
5 “Aprobationship” Service* 7,680 Rs. 589,500
6 Blocked account in your name 1,000 Rs. 648,000
7 Exam Cost for TELC B2 and TELC C1 1,000 Rs. 75,000
TOTAL 30,660 Rs. 22,99,500

*Add pre-departure costs charged by MOKSH including travel costs.

MOKSH SERVICES CHARGES FOR MEDICAL PG IN GERMANY PROGRAM

The whole process of application documents is handled for you by MOKSH after due counseling & admission. Following services are provided by MOKSH (Indian and German) offices:

Counseling & Guidance for Medical PG abroad.

Learn the German Language online for Free.

Admission to the language school in Germany for B1 and higher levels.

We provide accommodation confirmation prior to departure for Medical PG in Germany.

Complete travel services with Visa assistance and advisory.

Finalizing the Observership in a German hospital Approbation services to transfer to a German medical license

Local support by our German office.

The registration form gives you complete details of the charges that you would need to pay to MOKSH (India) and MOKSH (German) offices to ensure smooth processing.

DIFFERENCE BETWEEN DIRECT & ALTERNATIVE ROADMAP

In all, the doctor can get the language proficiency and Medical license to work in a German hospital. A Masters degree in Healthcare Management allows the student to stay in Germany for 18 more months. Board certified residency with stipend leading to master in medicine in Germany is available at Rs. 27 Lacs. MD / MS in Germany can be done in your chosen field or branch or specialization. However, learning a language to the expected proficiency level. Also completing the process as per the dynamic German medical council is an extra challenge. Now compare Rs. 2 to 3 Crores of expenses Vs. above
achievements!

The total process for Medical PG in Germany takes around 1 year and an expense of around Rs. 25 Lacs to complete the Study Medical PG in Germany after MBBS in India On completion of the observership in the hospital, the doctor expects to get placement in the same hospital for the residency. As per the rules of the German medical council, the doctor would have to proceed for the board or university certified degree.

MCI APPROVAL for MD / MS IN GERMANY

Fortunately for Indian doctors, MCI recognizes many German medical universities providing MD / MS programs. You may check the list of such universities. You may prefer the PG seat at the hospitals affiliated to these boards or universities. However, one must note that it is not necessary that just because you have become eligible for the PG seat in these universities. The success in getting the PG seat depends on many factors such as:

Your language proficiency

The letter of recommendations (LOR) received during observership or hospitation.

You need to clear the exit exam in Germany.

Clearance of C1 level exam.

The research work, if any.

The practical experience in India before you left for Germany.

You may check The list of MCI approved MD / MS programs in Germany.

AVERAGE EARNING IN GERMANY

Those who wish to settle down in Germany may understand the income structure in Germany after MD / MS course abroad. On an average, the doctor would earn Rs. 75 Lacs per annum towards salary from the hospital as MD / MS in Germany. Many Indian doctors have opted for this route to PG after MBBS in India. An added advantage of low cost and a guaranteed observership in German hospitals made MD medicine in Germany program popular among Indian doctors.

HOW TO APPLY FOR MD / MS IN GERMANY

MOKSH has an online system accepting applications from the Indian doctors from across the country. The system is in 4 steps and it takes just 30 minutes to complete the application process.

Germany has infinite Opportunities Germany has one of the best healthcare systems in the world and doctors in Germany are paid more than graduates of any other academic discipline, still German hospitals face shortage of doctors for years now. There is a need throughout Germany for several thousand additional doctors. This demand will continue to rise in coming years, particularly as many hospital doctors are soon due to enter retirement. As of April 2012, if you have completed your medical training in a foreign country,
you are eligible to receive a medical license in Germany and you can continue to pursue your post graduation, regardless of whether you are from an EU or a non-EU (third) country.

In surveys, the medical profession is consistently one of the most highly regarded in Germany, followed in second place by the nursing profession. Due to the increasing number of elderly people, the need for caregivers in Germany is also increasing. It is predicted that there will be a shortage of up to 152,000 caregivers in 2025. But hospitals and nursing homes are already complaining of personnel shortages today. There is a particular demand for geriatric, health and nursing professions. Germany currently offers a variety of employment opportunities for nursing professionals. Nursing personnel in Germany also have access to numerous advanced training options, such as courses leading to a particular qualification or training as a business administrator.

Source: Bundesärztekammer, Deutchland

Advantages of Medical Post-graduation in Germany

Germany is well known for its world renowned universities, excellent infrastructure and world class healthcare. As a post graduate resident you will be exposed to equipments and strategies even before they appear in our home countries. Professors will consider you as collegues and with a 40 hrs/week duty schedule you will get enough personal time too. Some noteworthy points are, *Speciality/Super speciality of your choice * No tuition fees in Germany.

Instead you will get a monthly salary of 4300-5500 Euro per month (Pre Tax, Source TV-Ärzte/VKA 2016b) * Comfortable working hours of 40 Hrs/week, Leave on weekends and public holidays and an yearly leave of 28-32 days. (variable according to states.) * Your chance to take part in international conferences and interact with world class Professors. * Chance to settle in Europe. After getting a Blue Card, which is the visa for highly qualified professionals, you can bring your spouse and children to Germany. They ought to have no prior German knowledge! After 21 months of blue card you are eligible to apply for a residence permit.

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Post-graduate Course:How does it work?

The corresponding Landesärztekammer (Medical Council) regulate the Post-graduate studies in the state.As you start your job as an “Arzt in Weiterbildung” you will register with the corresponding Landesärztekammer.You will be provided with a detailed course plan,which you have to fullfill before applying for Facharztprüfung (Final exam ) in the corresponding subject.

You need not complete this in one hospital or there is no time limit to achieve this. However a minimum months of study is stipulated. It ranges from 5-7 years depending on the speciality. After completion of a speciality you can do
Schwerpunktbezeichnungen oder Zusatzbezeichnungen too, which is comparable to Fellowships.

Course Plan: Cardiology

As an example we are providing here the course plan of Cardiology. Total duration 72 months of which, 36 months in Internal Medicine and 36 months in Cardiology, of which 6 months in Intensive Station and 18 months in OP Department.  You will be provided with a Log Book which clearly mentions the number of proceedures you have to do.

You should achieve minimum number of credits in each year. There will be additional courses and seminars by which you can achieve these credits. After you have completed all these, you can apply for final exam which is conducted by the Medical Council. This will provide you a Facharzt (Specialist) degree. eg. Facharzt innere Medizin und Kardiologie. (Specialist in internal medicine and cardiology)

Additional Information: Duties&Salary

During your post-graduate studies you are obliqued to take Bereitschaftsdienst (Duties) for which you will be paid extra. After a night duty, you are legally obliged to take next day free. From your Pre-tax salary the following will be deducted- Health and Nursing Insurance, Pension, Unemployement Insurance and Tax.The salary during your post-graduation will mostly according to TV-Ärzte and Post-Tax salary is around 2250-2500 Euros in the beginning. Depending on your service there will be annual increments. The salary given above is for a single person with out any kids. Those who are married and having children fall on another tax class and their salary will be higher

Start your journey with the Language For a medical graduate the importance of a post graduate training in the preferred field of specialisation cannot be emphasised enough. In our current system of post graduate selection process there is no guarantee that you can get a chance to train in the speciality of your choice.

Most of you have tried your luck with NEET PG and have a large collection of PG Entrance guides in your room. Have you ever thought, what are you going to earn after all these hurdles? More stressful PG life? And What comes after that? entrance preparation for Super speciality courses? Medical Profession is considered as the most dignified job of all, well at least books say so. In reality
Working as a doctor in India after all the hurdles crossed to become one, is even more stressful. No need to elaborate on that. We assure you, there is a better way! You can do your post graduate training in Germany.

Steps to get into Medical Post-graduation in Germany

1. A good proficiency in German language (C1/B2-C1 Medizin according to Common European Framework of Reference for Languages-variable according to states), which is a priority for your interaction with colleagues and patients, documentation, preparing patient histories, discharge summaries etc. Choosing the right course for this is obviously the key.

2. An Integration Course to get familiar with the German system.

3. Observership in a reputed institute. It is not a necessity but will definitely boost your chances.

4.Translation of your documents (Translation from foreign countries are no longer accepted).

5. Getting a Berufserlaubnis (temporary licence to practice).

6. Applying for Approbation (permanent licence).

7. Applying to hospitals and preparing for Interviews.

8. Verification of the job contract.

9. Getting registered with the medical council.

10. Getting familiar with the regulations of post graduate studies.