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Working as a medical doctor
in Germany

You would like to work as a medical doctor in Germany? Just fill out our contact form and we will get back to you as soon as possible.

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How can you work as a medical doctor in Germany? Reach your goal in just a few steps

Send us the contact form

After you have sent us the contact form, we will contact you as quickly as possible in order to find suitable job offers in the German health care market for you. Of course, we are always at your disposal – not only prior to your career in Germany, but also afterwards, when you have been successfully placed.

Receive individualized Consulting from experts in the field

Our team analyzes your individual situation and advises you in regard to your job opportunities in Germany. We collaborate with a large network of academic teaching hospitals and renowned healthcare providers in Europe. Thus, we know the specific requirements for each residency position and can help you specifically prepare for interviews and assessments.

We guide you through job applications and recognition processes

With Compass Health, you do not have to worry about the formal administrative hurdles when it comes to initiating your career in Germany. Our team guides you through all the steps – whether it is the submission of documents for the recognition of your medical studies, the residence permit or job applications. We are familiar with the requirements issued by the German Medical Council that applicants must meet in order to work in German hospitals.

Successfully complete the language test for medical doctors

The language tests for medical doctors differ from state to state within Germany and are designed to ensure that medical doctors in Germany have the necessary language skills to practice the medical profession. Compass Health prepares you optimally for these examinations. We conduct language courses specifically designed for healthcare professionals and simulations by experienced teachers as well as examinators.

Start working as a medical doctor in Germany

As soon as you have successfully passed the abovementioned steps, you have reached your goal. Now you can work as a medical doctor in Germany and enjoy the many advantages of this profession.

Start your career as a medical doctor in Germany

Compass Health enables you to start your career as a medical doctor in Germany. As part of UMCH in Hamburg, we train international medical doctors like you for the requirements of the German health care system and take care of all pending formalities, such as the recognition process of your professional qualifications. We collaborate closely with teaching hospitals and clinics throughout Germany, in order to find the residency program that suits your ambitions and expertise.

Our network of academic teaching hospitals

Available medical specialties in Germany

Each medical speciality has different personality requirements. Therefore, in addition to one's focus of interest, personal abilities and skills as well as character traits are essential when deciding on a medical specialty. In Germany there are currently 33 different medical specialties available. Some of them are further subdivided, as they are particularly complex. This is the case with surgery and internal medicine. For example, if you choose internal medicine, you have the option of specializing in angiology, endocrinology and diabetology, gastroenterology, hematology and oncology, cardiology, nephrology, pneumology or rheumatology. Here you will find an overview.

  1. General Medicine
  2. Anesthesiology
  3. Anatomy
  4. Occupational Medicine
  5. Ophthalmology
  6. Biochemistry
  7. Surgery
    1. General Surgery
    2. Vascular Surgery
    3. Heart Surgery
    4. Pediatric Surgery
    5. Orthopedics and Trauma Surgery
    6. Plastic, Reconstructive and Aesthetic Surgery
    7. Thoracic Surgery
    8. Visceral Surgery
  8. Obstetrics and Gynecology
  9. Ear, Nose and Throat Medicine (ENT)
  10. Dermatology
  11. Human Genetics
  12. Hygiene and Environmental Medicine
  13. Internal Medicine
    1. Angiology
    2. Endocrinology and Diabetology
    3. Gastroenterology
    4. Hematology and Oncology
    5. Cardiology
    6. Nephrology
    7. Pneumalogy
    8. Rheumatology
  14. Pediatrics (Child and Youth Medicine)
  15. Child and Youth Psychiatry and Psychotherapy
  16. Laboratory Medicine
  17. Microbiology, Virology and Infection Epidemiology
  18. Maxillofacial Surgery
  19. Neurosurgery
  20. Neurology
  21. Nuclear Medicine
  22. Public Health Medicine
  23. Pathology
  24. Pharmacology and Toxicology
  25. Physical and Rehabilitative Medicine
  26. Physiology
  27. Psychiatry and Psychotherapy
  28. Psychosomatic Medicine and Psychotherapy
  29. Radiology
  30. Forensic Medicine
  31. Radiotherapy
  32. Transfusion Medicine
  33. Urology

Compass Health – We find your dream job in Germany

Do you want to work in one of the best healthcare systems in the world? And you want to make a new start in Germany? We will not only take over the job search for you. Our team will also make sure that you arrive safely in Germany and that you are perfectly prepared for your everyday work in the medical sector, both linguistically and professionally. Let us advise you now on your various opportunities.

Placement of Physicians

Larissa Weinrich
+49 40 60943215 -
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Ostertorwall 12

D-31785 Hameln

+49 (0) 40 60943215-0


Universitätsmedizin Neumarkt

a. M. Campus Hamburg

Albert-Einstein-Ring 11-15

D-22761 Hamburg

+49 (0) 40 2093485 - 00