Before we proceed to the next step, it’s important for us to share all relevant information with you. We believe that well-informed decision-making is the foundation of any collaboration.
A few words in advance:
At inmed, we don’t see ourselves just as an recruiting agency. We see ourself as your partner, advisor and a friend in this process and after it. We know how important this lifedecision to move and continue your career in Germany is for you. And we are here to make this path as easy as possible and make sure, that you have the best integration possible.
On the other side we have the clinics, who we want to provide good doctors to. This is very important for us as well, this is why we also expect you to always give your best in the process like we do. We believe, that with the right approach this is a win win situation for everyone in order to achieve our mutul goal – finding the right clinic for the start of your medical career in Germany.
We are excited to provide you with a detailed overview of the journey you will embark on with inmed. Let us walk you through exactly how the process will unfold, step by step, to ensure a clear and comprehensive understanding of what to expect as we move forward together.
Step One: Crafting a Strategic Plan
Step Three: The Recognition Process
The third step in your journey with inmed involves navigating the complex recognition process of your medical diploma in Germany (the German Approbation). Each of the 16 federal states has its unique set of requirements, and here’s how we assist you in this crucial phase:
1. Guidance in Selecting the Right Federal State: Choosing the appropriate federal state for the recognition of your diploma is a pivotal decision. We provide expert advice to help you select the federal state that best aligns with your qualifications and preferences. This state will also be where you take your medical German exam, though it doesn’t necessarily have to be the state where you eventually work after the recognition.
2. Document Management: Our team takes charge of handling all the documents required for this process. We will guide you in gathering the necessary documents from your home country, clearly specifying what you need to obtain.
3. Translation and Legalization: Once you have collected all the required documents, you simply hand them over to us. We take care of translating and legalizing these documents to meet the standards required by German authorities.
4. Submission and Communication with Authorities: We manage the submission of your documents to the German authorities, ensuring they are presented correctly and in a timely manner.
5. Ongoing Coordination: Throughout this process, we handle all communication with the authorities on your behalf. Our team stays on top of any updates or additional requirements, ensuring a smooth and efficient progression towards the recognition of your medical credentials.
By taking the lead in the recognition process, we aim to alleviate the administrative burden on you, allowing you to focus on your language preparation and professional development. Our expertise and careful handling of this process are key in paving the way for your successful medical career in Germany.
Additional Benefit: Joining the inmed Family
An invaluable additional benefit of partnering with inmed is the opportunity to become part of the inmed family. This vibrant community offers more than just professional networking; it provides a supportive and collaborative environment. Here’s what being a part of the inmed family entails:
1. Networking with Peers: We connect you with other inmed family members, including doctors who have either completed or are currently navigating the same journey. This network fosters a sense of community and mutual support.
2. Knowledge and Experience Exchange: The inmed family is a platform for exchanging knowledge and experiences, creating a rich resource for learning and growth. This collaborative environment enhances your journey through shared insights and advice.
3. Support from Fellow Doctors: Within this community, you’ll find colleagues who are always ready to offer support. This peer support is invaluable, providing you with a network of professionals who understand your journey and can offer practical advice and encouragement.
4. Community Events and Gatherings: We organize various events and gatherings, fostering a sense of belonging and providing opportunities for members to connect and build lasting relationships.
5. Continuous Engagement: Our commitment to you as a member of the inmed family is ongoing. We ensure that you continue to feel supported and connected, not just during your initial transition but throughout your entire professional journey in Germany.
6. Lifetime Partnership: Our relationship with you doesn’t end once you’ve settled in. inmed remains your partner for life. Even after our contractual relationship concludes, we are always available for advice, support, or assistance with any matter, big or small.
Joining the inmed family adds a unique dimension to your experience, enveloping you in a supportive network of professionals and peers, and enhancing your journey both professionally and personally.
The Duration of the Process: Timeline Expectations
The journey with inmed involves several stages, and the duration of each stage can vary based on individual circumstances and external factors. Here’s a general timeline to give you an idea of what to expect:
1. Learning General German: The time it takes to learn German varies significantly from person to person. However, we generally allocate 3-4 months for each language level. Your progress depends on your starting level, learning style, and the time you can dedicate to language study.
2. Recognition Process and Job Searching: Once you have achieved the C1 level in German, the subsequent steps — including the recognition process, job searching, and all preparations until you start your job in Germany — typically take approximately 5-8 months.
It’s important to note that this timeline is highly individual and subject to several factors, including:
– Federal State Requirements: Different German federal states have varying requirements and processes, which can affect the timeline.
– Personal Time Plan: Your personal circumstances and availability can influence the duration of the process. For instance, the time you can dedicate to language learning and document preparation plays a significant role.
– Market Dynamics: The job market and opportunities available at the time of your search also impact the duration.
We emphasize that these are estimated timelines and can vary. Our team at inmed works diligently to ensure that each step of your journey is as efficient and smooth as possible, adapting to your specific needs and circumstances. We are committed to supporting you throughout this process, providing guidance and resources to help you achieve your goals in a timely manner.
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)
Here are some common questions and answers to clarify important aspects of our collaboration:
1. In which cases might I need to repay costs?
If everything progresses as planned and you start working at one of our partner clinics, staying there for more than 6 months, you will not have to repay any part of the scholarship or our services. Repayment is only necessary if you decide against a placement through our services, or if you do not complete the 6-month probationary period at the clinic and choose not to be placed again by us. It is essential to understand from the start that our ultimate goal is your successful placement. We assure you that, following your successful completion of the FSP (Fachsprachprüfung), we are committed to providing suitable job opportunities. Our aim is to ensure a seamless integration into your new role, free from the worry of repaying the scholarship or service fees.
2. What happens if I do not pass the C1 exam?
We encourage you to continue improving your language skills and retake the C1 exam. The cost for a second attempt will be your responsibility or, if necessary, covered by a loan from us, which you will repay later.
3. What if I do not pass the FSP (medical language exam)?
The FSP can be repeated multiple times. However, there is a waiting period of at least 3 months for a new exam date, and the exam fee must be paid again. Costs for the second attempt, travel, and any additional preparation, if needed, are either your responsibility or covered by a loan from us, repayable later.
4. How long am I contractually bound to inmed?
You are bound until the end of your probationary period. However, we are glad to remain your contact and are available for any queries even after this period.
5. Do I have to stay at the same hospital if I’m not satisfied?
No, if you are not satisfied with the placement, contact us anytime. We will collaboratively find a solution and, if necessary, seek another position for you.
6. Can I apply for jobs independently while working with inmed?
No, our cooperation is based on mutual trust. We invest significantly in your development and support, and in return, we trust you to honor our agreement by not applying for or accepting other job offers.
If you have any further questions, we will be happy to answer them in a videocall.😊
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Mastering the German Language: A Key to Medical Success in Germany
Is a B2 proficiency sufficient, or do I need a C1 level in General German to practice medicine in Germany?
Navigating the medical language examination and integrating into the German healthcare system can be challenging. Furthermore, a majority of German clinics necessitate doctors to have attained a C1 level in General German, in addition to demonstrating proficiency in medical German. Given these expectations, we strongly advise aspiring medical professionals to attain and validate a C1 proficiency in the general language. Completing a recognized C1 certificate examination, such as those offered by Goethe or telc, is crucial before embarking on medical language preparation and subsequent exams.
For a more detailed exploration of this topic, we encourage you to watch our Youtube-Video.