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Specialisation in Medicine in Germany (Residency)
 

Specialisation in Medicine in Germany (Residency, PhD) is one of the best options for international students looking for Medical Continuing Training position abroad. 6-year medical degree and good level of German language are the minimum requirements.

Basic medical training in Germany leads to graduation with Approbation (License to Practise Medicine) equals to Doctor of medicine). Undergraduate medical study in Germany is a 6-year program and it includes 48 weeks of continuous practical training.

After 6-year degree, students may start specialisation (residency) also called medical continuing training in order to become Doctor Specialists.
In addition to medical continuing training (Residency) and qualification, doctors wishing to further specialisation can gain Extra Qualification in different fields.

Medical specialities in Germany

In Germany, different medical specialisations are available in different medical fields for both Germany and international Doctors.  Duration of medical specialisations is different and the number of month given in the table below is the minimum length.

Field of Specialisations

Specialist qualifications

Duration (months)

Anaesthesiology

Anaesthetist

60

Anatomy

Anatomist

48

Industrial Medicine
Occupational Medicine

Specialist in Industrial Medicine
Specialist in Occupational Medicine

60

Ophthalmology

Ophthalmologist

60

Biochemistry

Biochemist

48

Surgery

Specialist in General Surgery

24 Basis+48

Vascular Surgeon

24 Basis+48

Cardiac Surgeon

24 Basis+48

Paediatric Surgeon

24 Basis+48

Orthopaedic  & Trauma Surgeon

24 Basis+48

Plastic & Aesthetic Surgeon

24 Basis+48

Thorax Surgeon

24 Basis+48

Visceral Surgeon

24 Basis+48

Gynaecology & Obstetrics

Gynaecologist & Obstetrician

60

Gynaecological Endocrinology & Reproductive Medicine

60 Basis+36

Gynaecological Oncology

60 Basis+36

Special Obstetrics & Perinatal Medicine

60 Basis+36

Ear-Nose-Throat Medicine

Ear-Nose-Throat Specialist

24 Basis+36

Speech, Voice and Paediatric Hearing Disorders – Phonetician

24 Basis+36

Dermatological & Venereal Diseases

Dermatologist & Venereologist

60

Human Genetics

Human Geneticist

60

Hygiene and Environmental Medicine

Hygiene & Environmental Medicine Specialist

60

Internal & General Medicine

Internist (General Practitioner)

60

Internist

60

Internist and Angiologist

72

Internist and Endocrinologist and Diabetologist

72

Internist & Gastroenterologist

72

Internist & Haematologist and Oncologist

72

Internist and Cardiologist

72

Internist & Nephrologist

72

Internist & Pneumologist

72

Internist & Rheumatologis

72

Paediatrics

Paediatrician

60

Paediatric Haematology & Oncology

60 Basis+36

Paediatric Cardiology

60 Basis+36

Neonatology

60 Basis+36

Neuropaediatrics / Child Neurology

60 Basis+36

Paediatric Psychiatry & Psychotherapy

Paediatric Psychiatrist & Psychotherapist

60

Laboratory Medicine

Laboratory Medicine Specialist

60

Microbiology, Virology & Infection Epidemiology 

Microbiologist, Virologist & Infection Epidemiologist

60

Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery

Oral & Maxillofacial Surgeon

60

Neurosurgery

Neurosurgeon

72

Neurology

Neurologist

60

Nuclear Medicine

Nuclear Medicine Specialist

60

Public Health

Public Health Specialist

60

Pathology

Neuropathologist

24 Basis+48

Pathologist

24 Basis+48

Pharmacology

Clinical Pharmacologist

24 Basis+36

Pharmacologist & Toxicologist

24 Basis+36

Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation

Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation Specialist (Physiatrist)

60

Physiology

Physiologist

48

Psychiatry & Psychotherapy

Psychiatrist & Psychotherapist

60

Forensic Psychiatrist

60 Basis+36

Psychosomatic Medicine and Psychotherapy

Psychosomatic Medicine Specialist & Psychotherapist

60

Radiologist

60

Paediatric Radiology

60 Basis+36

Neuroradiology

60 Basis+36

Forensic Pathology Forensic

Pathologist

60

Radiation Therapy Radiation

Therapist Radiation Oncologist

60

Transfusion Medicine

Transfusion Medicine Specialist

60

Urology

Urologist

60

 Medical specialities in Germany


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