Our Facebook Group for Sharing Information for and by “Doctors Going to Germany”

Logo of the Facebook Group: Doctors Going to Germany

Logo of the Facebook Group: Doctors Going to Germany

Doctors Going to Germany

 

Dear colleagues,

I am a General Physician and Blogger from Jordan. I graduated from Mutah University\Jordan in June 2013 with a Bachelor Degree in Medicine and Surgery (MBBS). Direclty after graduation, I knew about the chances for medical specialty in Germany and easily and quickly took the decision to continue my medical specialty in Germany. I learnt German in Jordan and after ten months passed the German B2 level exam (My experience here). I applied for visa and I will be hopefully traveling soon to Germany. I am aiming at finding a residency position in psychiatry.

The fith most common post in my Blog (25/07/2014)

I am an enthusiastic blogger since 2007 and my Blog has so far 385 published posts. On 8/11/2014, with the little German I knew back then, I translated and discussed an article related to medical specailty in Germany (Article: Dear foreign doctor, are you dreaming of a medical specialty in Germany?…). This post had a lot of comments and views and it soon became very famous. My blog’s statistics (the snapshot photo to the left) show that this post is now the fifth most commonly visited post in my blog. The apparent reason is that it ranks high in Google search results. For example, it ranks third in Google search for “medical specialty for Germany” (Link). More importantly, I think that the reason is the absence of English blogs, forums, or Facebook groups that are dedicated for “Doctors Going to Germany”. Can you make a comment about any you know of?

Based on the above, I started posting more information that could help foreign doctors deciding to travel to Germany. There is now a separate section in my Blog for that purpose titled “Doctors Going to Germany” (www.amanfrommoab.com/category/doctors-going-to-germany). I have published 46 posts in this section so far (I am particularly indebted to a Mr. Teddy Kabel whom I copy his posts and links from Facebook). My blog’s section has sub-sections and you can explore them from the blog’s menus (See the snapshot below). Alternatively, you can click directly on the section’s name (Doctors Going to Germany) and be able to explore all of the posts in this section. If you select an individual sub-section, then you could only read the articles in that sub-section alone.

Doctors Going to Germany -  Sub-sections

Click on “Doctors Going to Germany” (inside of the red oval form) to read all posts in my Blog that are related to medical specialty and Master/PhD for foreign doctors in Germany. Alternatively, check on any of the sub-menu items to read posts in each of these subsections alone.

Moreover, I had a facebook group called “Doctors Learning German Together” (www.facebook.com/groups/DoctorsLearningGermanTogether*). Seeing the number of visits and comments in my blog, and realizing the scarcity of English information on the internet, then I changed the name and aims of this group to make it for and by “Doctors Going to Germany“. What is this group exactly about? This is explained in the four group terms:

1. This group is only for medical specialty and/or Master and PhD for medical doctors in Germany.

2. Languages of Posts and Comments are English or German: The members of this group are from all over the world. When the discussions are in English or German, then the greatest majority of members can benefit and/or take part in them. Moreover, when the members know that each new post in this group is in English or German, then they would probably visit the group again and again. *** Therefore, any post not in English or German will be deleted. It is hoped that your comments are also too in English or German ***Doctors Learning German Together - Facebook Group

3. No posts about learning the German language: There are hundreds of groups and pages for teaching the German language. You can join any of them. We do not want to steal precious time from the members. Exceptions are materials related to the medical German language (mainly, books, audiobooks, websites, etc.)

4. No jokes, quotes, funny/interesting photos or videos: All will be deleted and with repeated violations, the member will be removed from the group.

5. If you have a question or a comment, please do not send private messages to group members: Try your best to publish a new post or make a comment. You can tag whoever you think could answer your question. When the discussions are public, then you will certainly benefit others and more than one person can possibly answer your question.

Finally, I really do not have enough time to answer individual messages that will benefit only one person. So please do not send me a private message. Ask in the group or post your questions as comments in this blog. Only in such ways can many people join the discussion!

 

Help others and get helped!

 

Best regards,
Moa’bite.

*The URL of the Facebook group ends with “DoctorsLearningGermanTogether”. This was the name of the group as it was established. However, because the aims of the group changed, I changed the group’s name as it was no longer well representative. Unfortunately, Facebook does not allow changing the URL of a group once it is chosen. Therefore, we are forced to stick with this URL.

Doing Psychiatry Residency in Germany: Hands-on Experience

A video by Tejas Ghetias and Jameel Hijazeen. In this video we discuss, as foreign doctors who had hands-on experience as psychiatry residents here in Germany, many aspects regarding doing a psychiatry residency in Germany. Questions like:
# Does my language need to be excellent to be accepted in a residency program in psychiatry? Is it harder than other specialities?
# Duration of the specialization and what is included in it
# Advantages and disadvantages
# Income and costs of the specialization
# Strong points in your CV so as to get the position as a residence for psychiatry
# If you started the specialization, could you later change your mind and change the specialty?

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If it was helpful, please like the video und subscribe to the channel.

Jameel Hijazeen (Moa’bite)
https://amanfrommoab.com/
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/amanfrommoab/
Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/user/jameeljo

Tejas Ghetia (Your2ndHeart)
http://tejasghetia.com/
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Your2ndHeart/
Youtube : https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCb4-AB-rigbsSGk9TsmzFgQ

 

Video simulation: Vorstellungsgespräch für Ärzte in Deutschland (Job Interviews for doctors in Germany)

How should I prepare myself for Vorstellungsgespräch/Interview?

What questions are asked in interview for a job as Assistenzarzt/ medical resident

What should I expect in an Interview for Assistenzarzt job?

If it was helpful, please like the video und subscribe to the channel.

A video by Jameel Hijazeen and Tejas Ghetia (both international medical residents in Germany).

Jameel Hijazeen (Moa’bite)
https://amanfrommoab.com/
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/amanfrommoab/
Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/user/jameeljo

Tejas Ghetia (Your2ndHeart)
http://tejasghetia.com/
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Your2ndHeart/

A live interactive Facebook event about the medical specialization in Germany (Facebook-Live: Eine Veranstaltung über die Facharztausbildung in Deutschland)

 

We, Tejas Ghetia and Jameel Hijazeen, are relatively new in Germany and doing our medical residencies here. Maybe you know us from our blogs and YouTube channels, where we publish materials related to medical specialisation in Germany (short bios and URLs at the end of this post). We both received hundreds of thousands of views of our materials and received many questions from hundreds of international medical doctors. Because we do not have time to provide individual advice, we thought of doing two live Facebook video events (one in English and the other in German) to talk about our experience and discuss your questions live. On the days of the events, you could ask questions by posting comments in the live stream  and we will answer them. If you like, you could post your questions now as comments to this post. This would help us to know in advance what we should concentrate on in our live stream and maybe prepare some specific material for it in advance.

You should visit the blog’s Facebook page of the event you want to attend at the specific date and time to be able to participate in the discussion. You could also help us to answer the questions. We and other participants could learn from YOUR experience and knowledge.

The details

• • The English event: It will take place on Saturday 25th March 2017 at 18:00 GMT (19:00 Uhr Deutschland-Zeit, 23:30 IST (Indian Standard Time), 20:00 in Jordan). It will take place on the Facebook page of the blog Your2ndHeart. Join the following Facebook event to receive any updates we will release: https://www.facebook.com/events/1380911475290123.

• • The German event: It will take place on Sunday 26th March 2017 at 09:00 GMT (10:00 Uhr Deutschland-Zeit, 14:30 IST (Indian Standard Time), 20:00 in Jordan). It will take place in the Facebook page of the Blog of Moa’bite. Join the following Facebook event to receive any updates we will release: https://www.facebook.com/events/413650095653823.
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Tejas Ghetia: Indian, 26 years old, MBBS from India, doing psychiatry residency for almost six months, blog at www.TejasGhetia.com, Facebook page of the blog at www.facebook.com/Your2ndHeart, and YouTube channel at www.youtube.com/channel/UCb4-AB-rigbsSGk9TsmzFgQ.
Jameel Hijazeen: Jordanian, 28 years old, MBBS in Jordan, doing psychiatry residency in Germany for almost two years, founder and previous administrator of the Facebook group “Doctors Going to Germany” (www.facebook.com/groups/DoctorsLearningGermanTogether), related section of his blog at www.AManFromMoab.com/category/doctors-going-to-germany, Facebook page of the blog at www.Facebook.com/AManFromMoab, and YouTube channel at www.youtube.com/JameelJo.

If you are to read one book for the Fachsprachenprüfung… Then probably this one.

In the following PDF book/document is a great summary of the necessary material for the Fachsprachenprüfung (German medical language test)! It is really amazing! It contains almost all the necessary information! If I were to do the exam again, then I would probably not need a lot more than to read this PDF book/document. Of course, the more you learn, the better, but this summary really contains everything. It is prepared by an Egyptian doctor called “Muhamad  Jamal  Ataya”. I do not know him. I found a link to this great summary in a post in the group “Egyptian Doctors for Germany”. I would like to add that I skipped through this document quickly. I do not know how accurate the information in it is, but I believe it is quite accurate. However, I believe that everyone could find out for themselves whether something is wrong.

Link to the book: https://www.facebook.com/groups/FIA.Egyptian/1121646134568321/

• Full details about the Fachsprachenprüfung in der Ärztekammer Westfalen-Lippe: http://amanfrommoab.com/2015/03/19/my-experience-fachsprachenprufung-in-der-arztekammer-in-munster-medical-german-language-test/

• A YouTube video about taking history in the German language for the Fachsprachenprüfung: http://amanfrommoab.com/2015/07/26/how-i-passed-it-%D9%90anamnesegesprach-fur-die-fachsprachenprufung/

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