About the German Medical Association

The German Medical Association is the joint association of the 17 State Chambers of Physicians, which are registered corporations under public law.  

Recognition of training qualifications from countries outside the EU, EEA or Switzerland

In order to practice medicine in Germany (as a medical assistant in specialty training or as a specialist) you will need to obtain a license to practice medicine (Approbation = full license, Berufserlaubnis = temporary license).

Licensing Regulations for Physicians

Information concerning medical education, medical training, and the general examination regulations.

Federal Medical Regulations

 Information concerning the German Federal Medical Code.

Information Regarding Language Proficiency

Requirements concerning German language proficiency (in German).

Information portal of the German government for the recognition of foreign qualifications

Thinking of working in Germany? Check the recognition status of your qualification.