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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.  

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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).

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Licensing Regulations for Physicians

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

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Federal Medical Regulations

 Information concerning the German Federal Medical Code.

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Information Regarding Language Proficiency

Requirements concerning German language proficiency (in German).

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

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

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