Post-graduate abroad is becoming popular day by day as the post-graduate opportunities abroad are well developed and provide a high quality experience and education. Besides, post-graduate internships abroad and post –graduate study abroad programs are also on a rise. There are various opportunities for obtaining a scholarship for post graduate studies abroad. This is highly true in case of medicine post-graduate course. Post –graduate medicine courses after completing MBBS is always a topic of dilemma for doctors in India. After analyzing the various available opportunities, they consider going abroad for doing their medicine post-graduate. Apart from the USA, Germany is the upcoming destination for doctors to complete their post- graduate medical degree. Indian doctors highly prefer Germany. PG in medicine in Germany after completing MBBS in India is one of the best available options.The process of application and admission for post-graduate medicine programs could get a bit confusing but every minute would be worth the effort.
Applying for post-graduate medicine in Germany needs some efforts. After MBBS in Germany, Post-graduate degree in medicine is pursued by various Indians who gave up trying to crack AIPGMEE for more than 2 times.After failing to do so, they finally decide to move on and take up a different career option.To apply for MD in Germany after MBBS in India is full of challenges. Firstly, you need an experienced and genuine education consultant who understands your approach and needs in detail. It has pre-defined stages. Besides, it takes additional 2 years to study PG medicine in Germany. Ultimately, it gives you an opportunity for PR in Germany as well.
Plenty medical universities in Germany are available which teach the complete MBBS curriculum free of tuition fees. Besides, the process of Post-graduate studies in medicine in Germany is under the German medical council and the medical universities of Germany have no individual say in it. The entire journey up to Post Graduate medicine is simple and smooth if you have studied the bachelor level in a medical university in Germany. Also, if you are planning for MD level directly after MBBS in India, it possesses many challenges in the form of learning German language. Thus, we at MOKSH always make it a point to guide the MBBS aspirants in India to choose a ranked medical university of Germany for a successful individual roadmap up to medical Post-graduation.
Post-graduate medical programs in Germany is always a better option in comparison with post graduate medicine in UK, UCAS post-graduate medicine or to study post-graduate medicine in Canada and so on. In order to study Post-graduation in medical in Germany, students opt for these options in the following ways:
The doctor would need minimum 6 -12 months prior to the departure due to the following criteria:
The students look for their own accommodation after the observer-ship and the “Approbation” application (Licensing) is completed. Every student is eligible for 18 months of work permit on an official basis since they have a Master’s degree. MOKSH office in Germanywould guide you to get your accommodation as per your needs. This depends a lot on:
|Sr. No.||Course||Fees (EUR)||Fees (INR)|
|1||Language Program (A2-B1) in German university||3,000||Rs. 200,000|
|2||Language Program TELC B2 & TELC C1 separately in Berlin||6,000||Rs. 450,000|
|3||Finalizing the Observer-ship||900||Rs. 75,000|
|4||“Approbation” Service*||5860||Rs. 445,000|
|TOTAL||EUR 27,300||Rs. 11,70,000|
|5||Blocked account||EUR 8,040||Rs. 600,000|
|6||Exam Cost for TELC B2 and TELC C1||EUR 300||Rs. 25,000|
*Add pre-departure costs charged by MOKSH including travel costs MOKSH has not fixed the departure date. So, MOKSH does not advise students to go directly for this program. This can make the entire process quite time consuming especially if the observer-ship confirmation takes longer than assumed. Besides, the Visa process could be a matter of issue for some people. Accordingly, MOKSH has designed a concrete roadmap for post- graduation in medicine in Germany wherein the guarantee and authenticity of the program is preserved. It might cost a bit more but it every penny spent would pay off in the long run. Post- graduate study abroad scholarships for post-graduation courses in medical are available to a large scale in Germany.
An alternative roadmap is always better than taking a 1 year Master’s degree in healthcare instead of going for TELC B2 and C1 level language program directly (In English). During this time, Indian doctors can learn German language up to TELC C1 level while pursuing the Master’s program (It is an upgraded course from MPH – Masters in Public Health since the financial and accounting part for running a hospital is also taught). This roadmap gives them a higher competitive edge and provides them with an amazing opportunity to be associated with various hospitals. So during the first 2 years, the doctor completes 4 programs:
At the end of the 1st year, the doctor receives the work search permit (Visa extension) for 18 months based on the Master’s degree achieved in Germany and is allowed to stay back in Germany. The Approbation application issues a license by the German medical authorities. This applied through its counterpart based in Germany. However, the student needs to ensure passing 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 observer-ship 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. The German medical council felicitates the student with a board certified MD degree at the end of his residency.
Even if you are not able to get the residency leading to post graduation in Germany after MBBS immediately after the observer-ship, the doctor can get a job in the hospital towards management work while the clinical residency could always be continued to be applied. Also, The doctors get a huge back up for the immigration if required.The first 2 years of program recover the costs incurred in the next 2 years of residency and the net cost to received MD is ZERO!
There are few advantages of this program over doing Medical PG in USA:
|Sr. No.||Course||Fees (EUR)||Fees (INR)|
|1||Master’s Program in Healthcare Management||12,300||Rs. 925,000|
|2||Language Program (A2-B1) in Germany||3,000||Rs. 2,00,000|
|3||Language Program TELC B2 & TELC C1 separately in Berlin||6,000||Rs. 450,000|
|4||Finalizing the Observer-ship||900||Rs. 75,000|
|5||“Approbation” Service*||5860||Rs. 445,000|
|TOTAL||EUR 27,300||Rs. 20,95,000|
|6||Blocked account||EUR 8,040||Rs. 600,000|
|7||Exam Cost for TELC B2 and TELC C1||EUR 300||Rs. 25,000|
*Add pre-departure costs charged by MOKSH including travel costs In all, the doctor can get the language proficiency and Medical license to work in German hospital backed with a Master’s degree in Healthcare Management at one of the best post-graduate medical schools allowing him to stay in Germany for 18 more months. A chance for residency with stipend leading to master in medicine in Germany in your chosen field is available at Rs27 Lac. However, learning a language to the expected proficiency level and completing the process as per the dynamic German medical council are the 2 challenges that you would have to face. Now choose between Rs.2 to 3 Crore of expense Vs. above achievements!
The total process takes around 1 year and an expense of around Rs.25 Lac to complete medical post-graduation abroad especially in case of PG in Germany after MBBS in India. On completion of the observer-ship in the hospital, the doctor would be placed in the same hospital for the residency and as per the rules of the German medical council, would have to proceed for the board certified degree. This degree would not be valid in India. But on average, the doctor would earn Rs.1.00 Cr per annum towards salary from the hospital to start with. Many Indian students have opted for this route to post-graduate courses in medicine after MBBS in Germany which is challenging in the beginning but very practical road map for their future is created with an added advantage of low cost with guarantee of observer-ship in the selected are for MD medicine in Germany. Besides, opportunities for medical research abroad are plenty. Thus, Go ahead and pursue your post-graduation in medicine abroad!