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.
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/

I am no longer the administrator of “Doctors Going to Germany”

Dear colleagues,

Due to long-term and time-consuming goals in life, I gave up the administration of the group “Doctors Going to Germany” today. I expect that the group will contain about 4.000 members in the next one to two weeks. I gave the administration to a Mr. Teddy Kabel. He is a German man who helped me, and I am sure he helped hundreds of other foreign doctors who are aiming for a medical residency in Germany! To him I am very grateful. I believe that the group is in safe hands with him!

I wish all foreign doctors who are aiming for a medical residency in Germany a lot of luck. But before that, I hope that they read a lot before taking the decision to continue the training here in Germany or in any other country in the world. Every destination has advantages and disadvantages and as they say, “Beauty is in the eyes of the beholder” (thinking of things as positive or negative is often subjective). Therefore, read a lot and find yourself the country on earth where it is best for you to do your medical specialization.

Best regards,

Berlin, 28.11.2015

Ruhrgebiet’s English Book Club (REBoC)

Hello fellow book aficionados!

Welcome to the Ruhrgebiet English Book Club (REBoC), the first Ruhrgebiet-based book club! Lovers of fiction and non-fiction alike are welcome to join us as we will be reading and discussing a large range of books. While it is absolutely not required that English is your first language, be advised that we will be reading only books written in English.

We meet on a monthly basis and we follow the traditional book club format. This means that in each meeting we will decide on what book we want to read and discuss it in the meeting that follows. For this reason, whenever we are finished with one book, each group member is encouraged to recommend a book to the group so that we can explore a variety of literature.

We are based in Bochum but can meet anywhere in the Ruhrgebiet region (Dortmund, Bochum, Essen, Duisburg, and everywhere inbetween), depending on what attending members of any given event want.

We look forward to meeting you all!

URL of the meetup group: http://www.meetup.com/de/ruhrgebiet-english-book-club

  • First meetup: “Meet ‘n’ Greet + Decide On Our First Book!”, Saturday 12.12.2015, 16:00, link.

– REBoC-Team
(Description was last updated: 22.11.2015)

Two Great Blogs by Two Foreign Doctors about the Medical Specialisation in Germany

Today and about three weeks ago, I knew that I am not the only foreign doctor that blogs in English about the medical specialization in Germany. I found two great blogs by two Indian doctors who are aiming at a medical specialization in Germany. I totally recommend them. Their web addresses are as follows.

1) www.DrInGermany.blogspot.de: The author writes the following title for his blog and I think that it is self-explainatory, “Journey as an Indian Doctor to Germany!”.

2) www.MedicalPGinGermany.tejasghetia.com: A great blog by another Indian doctor. The title of this blog is interesting, “Medical PG in Germany: [A] Blog connecting the information”. I think that PG stands for “Post-graduate [Doctor]”.