Europework is working with every hospital or clinic in every federal state in Germany !

For doctors we work free of charge.


Building bridges

A bridge is so much more than the mere connection of two points. Looking more closely, one might realize one thing: a bridge is made - to - measure. It must be strong and durable to serve its purpose. In order to use it, one must trust it. Europework fulfills such a function. As amedical mediation agency, we are specialized in the placement and support of foreign doctors within Germany.

What we do

Europework is a mediation agency for foreign doctors which its located in Switzerland. Through adequate advice and assistance in finding asuitable position as a doctor, also we provide internships at German hospitals and arrange language courses at excellent languages schools. We offer our clients access to the German health system and accompany our clients on their way to practice medicinein Germany

How we help you

Our service includes complete support on your way until your signed working contract with a German hospital

We also finance the costs of your German-language-lessons in Germany.From level B2 to C1 (Medical German)

+++ NEW: Worldwide German-language-lessons via Skype +++

From July 1st 2019 on, our medical doctor clients can also receive language-lessons via Skype in their home country.
Thus, we can help you worldwide to improve your German-language-skills. We have in total six German-language teachers at our disposal.
The following language levels can be taught: B1.1, B1.2, B2.1, B2.2, C1.1, C1.2. Two of our teachers can also offer special lessons to prepare you for the language exam.

The costs are around €10,- up to €25,- per hour.
Even if you are still in your home country, we can already support you!

Integration of foreign medical doctors in Germany

Fachsprachenprüfung (medical German language exam)
Germany is one country but consists of 16 different states (“Bundesländer”). Every state has its own chambers of doctors and its own health authorities, and therefor their own laws and regulations. Since January 2017, all foreign medical doctors who wants to work in Germany have to pass the medical language exam on C1 level so called "Fachsprachenprüfung" in order to obtain a permanent license to practice medicine in Germany (“Approbation”) or for who studied medicine outside the EU the temporary license to practice medicine. (Berufserlaubnis) This medical language exam on C1 level is carried out in each state exclusively by the chamber of doctors! And in some states this German medical languages exam is much easier than in the other states.
Europework knows exactly where to start in Germany!
We from Europework know exactly in which state the medical language exam is less difficult. This German medical language exam is the most important element in your immigration process to Germany. In order to be granted a license to practice medicine (“Approbation”) in Germany, you first have to pass the "Fachsprachenprüfung"! Your preparation for the medical language examination should look like this: If you come to Germany with a B2-German-language-certificate, you need to do to complete general German-language-courses up to level C1, this takes 2 months. Special courses for medical German on C1 Level has duration of one-month.

Differences between the chamber of doctors and health authority

  • The health authorities are responsible for granting the license to practice medicine in Germany (“Approbation”).
  • The chambers of doctors are responsible for the language examination (and the continuing education regulations).
  • The chambers of doctors assess how many years of your foreign training and work experiences will be recognized in Germany.
  • As soon as you have your German license to practice medicine, you need to become a member of the chamber of doctors in the state where you are employed.
  • Non EU Doktors: “Gleichwertigkeitsprüfung” and “Kenntnisprüfung” - Europework can assist you!

    Foreign non European medical doctors who have completed their Medicine studies in a country outside the EU will first receive a temporary license to practice (“Berufserlaubnis”). This temporary license to practice medicine is valid for two years and bound to a specific state and also tied to a specific clinic or hospital.
    During this time, your foreign, non-EU academic curriculum will be assessed by the health authority. This procedure is called “test of equivalence” (“Gleichwertigkeitsprüfung”) or "Defizitprüfung". If your academic curriculum is considered equivalent to the German academic curriculum, you will immediately receive a permanent license to practice medicine in Germany (“Approbation”).

    If your academic curriculum is not considered equivalent, you are required to take an oral knowledge exam (“Kenntnisprüfung”) in Germany. This oral knowledge exam lasts 90 minutes and is done by 3 Professors about three topics: Surgery /Internal medicine and one elective topic. This applies to all states. However, there are huge differences in the level of difficulty of this exam depending on the specific state.

    Thanks to our many years of experience at Europework, we can estimate precisely in which state the chances are the highest that a medical doctor's non-EU academic curriculum will be regarded as equivalent, so that they do not have to attend the oral knowledge exam. (Kenntnisprüfung)

    In case a medical doctor still has to attend this oral knowledge exam, we also can estimate very well in which state they are more likely to pass.

    Internship in German hospitals

    Europework has longtime experiences with hospitals in Germany, therefor we can organize an internship for you as observer doctor. Therefore, you need have a German language diploma on B2-C1 level. Some hospital demand a B2 diploma but mostly they demand a C1 level. Mostly the hospitals provide board and lodging.

    Remuneration for doctors in Germany:

    The remuneration is more or less the same, no matter in which hospital you are working in. It also doesn’t matter in which field you are working in, so a psychiatrist gets the same salary as a surgeon. Payment is done every last week of each month.
    Post-graduate (assistant-doctor)
    1-year experience €4.402, -
    2 years’ experience €4.651, -
    3 years’ experience €4.830, -
    4 years’ experience €5.139, -
    5 years’ experience €5.507, -
    6 years’ experience €5.658, -
    Specialist doctors are starting from €5.810, - up to around €9.000, - (depending on the years of experience).

    Curriculum Vitae

    YOU HAVE ONLY ONE CHANCE TO LEAVE A FIRST IMPRESSION!

    General information:
    - Letter of motivation: a meaningful description of your reasons why you want to work in a specific field;
    - What responsibilities / tasks did you have in your previous and present job (What treatments and procedures do you perform?)?
    Lay-out:
    1. Photo
    Add a recent photo of you to your CV. Do not forget to smile! Be careful to wear neat and professional clothes (if you are male, wear a tie). Put the photo in your CV at the top right edge of the first page (before personal data).

    2. Personal data
    First name, surname, address, telephone number, e-mail address, date of birth and birth place, gender, marital status.

    3. Education
    University (with homepage address) from when to when (dd.mm.yy to dd.mm.yy).

    4. Professional career
    Specialist retraining, assistantship, etc. Always name clinics with homepage address and specify from when to when (dd.mm.yy to dd.mm.yy).

    5. No shortcuts!
    Always write full names!

    6. Publications
    Please be careful to write down complete references. Name the title, all authors and co-authors, name of the journal and in which year your work was published.

    7. Language
    Start with the native language, then name the others. Which language level? Example: B2 / C1 / C2.

    8. OP catalog
    To the surgeons and anesthetists: please write an OP catalog in tabular form. Your catalog should surgeries / interventions that have done until this day and their number. Please distinguish between the interventions that you have performed independently and the ones that you have performed as an assistant. Note only surgeries / interventions that you have actually performed yourself; no interventions that you only attended as an observer!

    Please send the completed form to info@europework.eu


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    P.G. Verweij

    Pieter Guweltherus Verweij

    I look forward to mediate you to the position you always wanted.

    Because of my previously owned companies, I have already lived and worked in various European countries. I was born in the Netherlands, but I lived in France and Germany for a few years. That's why it was not difficult to find the very fitting name "Europework" when I founded my mediation agency. Personally, I have experienced many times what it feels like to settle in a foreign country - where there are other customs, other ways of dealing with things and with another language. In my experience, integration difficulties mostly arise from language deficits rather than from cultural differences. I would also like to emphasize that the placement of medical doctors is a very personal process. By that, I mean that the official regulations are the same for everyone, but there are different interpretations of these regulations by each state.

    Recommendation letters

    After graduating from china a chapter closed itself and there I was looking for another Adventure. Germany showed itself quite promising. After some research and contacting Europework, I was advised to go to Germany and study the language first. The adventure started by attending language courses at Goethe Institute. When I completed the B2 level, I contacted Mr. Verweij and he advised me to continue the language courses and to complete the C1 level. After obtaining my C1 level he suggested 2 language institutes in Düsseldorf, where I was able to learn and prepare for the medical German exam. Mr. Verweij provided me also with a personal coach, who offered valuable information and tips about both the upcoming job interviews and exam. All praise to God, I was able from the first interview to get a job in a rehabilitation klinik. I was first offered the opportunity to undergo a practical training which proved itself very helpful for the exam. The next step will be to get my “Approbation” but meanwhile I can enjoy working in Germany for 2 years. I would like to use the opportunity to thank Europework and Mr. Verweij for their help and support. Thus a Journey full with doubts and difficulties; which seems impossible to reach at the beginning. Do contact Europework and Mr. Verweij will gladly help you through it alleviating the burden.

    Dr. A., Mauritius, China – Germany, NRW

    Internal Medicine
    My Experience with Europework and Mr. Pieter Verweij. As a new bee in Germany with so many challenges ahead, it was a big challenge to find a workplace in a hospital, in which I could finally begin my speciality training. From day one I came in contact with Mr. Pieter, it was not just the formal relationship. It was the assurance and the support he offered me. I was completely messed up, my cover letter to my CV. Mr. Verweij and his assistants at Europework turned it into a piece of gold. The cover letter and the CV was absolutely well formed and written. Last but not the least Mr. VERWEIJ is a warm hearted man. Stay care free, send your letter to Europework and let them guide you. I wish you all the best, EUROPEWORK REALLY WORKS!!! Cheers!!!

    Dr. G., Tirunelveli, India – Thüringen

    Internal Medicine
    My name is Dr. Vinod Kumar Malik. I come from Haryana in India and I have done my Medical University in Romania. I was highly interested to do my postgraduate studiess in Germany because Germany is famous for structure and high-quality. So I decided to go to Germany and did overhere my German language courses until the C1 level. I started to try to find a postion by myself and I wrote a lot of Letters to a lot of hospitals and I had even one Interview but this was also without any result and I was close to give up after all my struggle to find a postion in Germany. Then I found on the Internet "Europework"and I met in Person the Director,this nice gentleman Mr. Pieter, who gave me hope and adviced me. His secretary practise with me several times "how to do Interviews" in Germany and they made a complete makeover off my CV and we finally found a job where I feel like home! I truely thank Mr. Pieter (Europework) for whatever they did for me and I truely appreciate it . I recommend everyone to go through Europework to FIND your dream job!

    Dr. M.

    from Hatyana, India now in Saarland, Germany


    FAQ
    How is it possible that Europework works for free for doctors?
    Because the hospitals pay us a mediation-fee as soon as doctor starting officially in a hospital. Thats why we and the our doctors-clients have the same goal, for us it is very important that the doctors starting as soon possible officialy ( with the licence to practise medicine) in Germany because only then the hospital pay us the mediationfee!

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