ICPF Med

ICPF MED

ICPF(Intercultural Program for Freshmen)-Med is a contact study program, exclusively designed for Medical doctors from Non EU countries who would like do further specialization in Germany (facharzt). The program prepares  foreign Medical doctors & dentists for Medical language exam (Fachspracheprüfung) & knowledge exam (Kenntnisprüfung) for medical doctors. The preparation for the exams and also applying for the exam at the appropriate Health care ministry (LaGuS-Mecklenburg-Vorpommern) is also included in the coursework. The program offers participants the possibility to obtain up to 66 credit points (ECTS) during the coursework.

*Dentists are prepared until Fachspracheprüfung and need to work as assistant dentists to gain enough practical knowledge before appearing for the Kenntnisprüfung.

 

ICPF Med program is offered in two formats:

ICPF Med for 15 months

Covers Language from B1 to C1

Fachspracheprüfung and Kenntnisprüfung (MAP) Exams preparation

ICPF Med plus for 9 months

B1 level German language is mandatory to apply for the plus program.

Fachspracheprüfung and Kenntnisprüfung (MAP) Exams preparation

  • How to do further specialization in Germany?

    Any foreign medical doctor who have completed their medicine studies (minimum 5 years) in a non-EU country must undergo two exams in Germany in order to get recognized as a medical doctors/dentists in Germany. (Exams are conducted by the respective Ministry of Healthcare in cooperation with the concerned Medical or Dental council of that particular state). The exams if cleared successfully is valid across all German states. Candidates doesnt need to repeat the exam(s) in other states.

    Exam 1. Fachspracheprüfung:- A language based medical exam where the student’s medical skill is tested via the language).
    Exam 2. Kenntnisprüfung: - A Viva exam combined with practicals (depends on the examiners), where the student’s medical knowledge is proofed to see whether his or her knowledge is equivalent to a German medical student (human medizin). This exam is also known as Approbation exam or Equivalence exam.
    During ICPF Med coursework itself, students can apply for the Fachspracheprüfung (without having a job offer) in the state of Mecklenburg-Vorpommern as they are registered students of the college/university and are living in the state. The fachspracheprüfung date more or less coincides with the internal exam (Telc Certified) of ICPF Med Program thereby students do not loose time by waiting for the exam date.

    Fachspracheprüfung: ICPF Med prepares students for the Fachspracheprüfung (sometimes called in short FSP or FASP). This exam is of 3 parts with each 20 mins. First 20 mins for patient handling i.e. patient-doctor conversation, next 20 mins is to explain to other colleagues i.e doctor-doctor conversation and the final 20 mins is for case sheet writing. The whole exam is in German. Only by passing this exam a foreign medical doctor can gets a temporary work license with which can now start working in hospitals and parallely prepare for the approbation exam (Kenntnisprüfung) or can now continue further to prepare for the exam 2 (i.e Kenntnisprüfung).

    Note:
    A) the examiners are mostly medical person and the questions would be more related to the medical field than the language component.
    B) The fachspracheprüfung is conducted by each and every German State via their respective Healthcare ministry or Medical/Dental council. So in order to determine which state conducts the exam, it is important to get a job offer from hospital/clinic in that particular state, only then can apply for the Fachspracheprüfung. Also the time taken to get an examination date (4-8 months) & vary from state to state. But there is an exception to the rule if the candidate is living in a particular state for more than 6 months, then can apply for the exam as well as for the Kenntnisprüfung exam without having a job offer.

    C) Upon completion of the Fachspracheprüfung its valid across all German states so candidates do not have to repeat the exam if they wish to change the state. Then they need to write only the Kenntnisprüfung in that state.
    So in order to pass the exam one needs to be well versed in the German language, should be able express medical terminologies and explain patient, colleagues & write down the diagnosis, should be familiar with the german medical system and the german culture, German history.

    This ICPF Med coursework is framed such that foreign medical doctors familiarize with the German health care system, day to day work life as a medical doctor in a German hospital, correspondence among doctors, nurses and patients and with writing of case sheets.

    Kenntnisprüfung: The Knowledge Exam or approbation exam is the second exam which a medical doctor or a dentist must pass to gain a permanent license to work in Germany. With this license the candidate can now start the further specialization by working as a assistant doctor. Every hospital can provide certain years of training in a particular field of specialization.

    exam art: usually takes half a day and is practical and viva combined. Candidates are asked to examine a real patient at the hospital in the presence of the panel of examiners. Upon completion a viva session is planned where the examiners would be asking questions from any field of medicine.

    Medical fields: Student must be well versed in Internal medicine, Surgery, Pharmacology, Emergency medicine, Urology, Clinical pathology etc.

    MAP- Medical Approbation Preparation module of ICPF MED is framed so that all the topics which are necessary for the Kenntnisprüfung are covered (Internal medicine, general medicine, surgery, clinical pathology, emergency medicine, pharmacology etc). Note: This is the last module which will be taught to students prior to the exam, as here its very important that the students are well versed in German language and medical terminologies as only then they will be able to understand and pass the exam. As modules are fields based and exams are conducted regularly and no time could be spent on the language or the understanding part of a specific term.
    ICPF MED stresses candidates to concentrate on the language, medical terminologies very seriously and also provide family contacts, language evenings, intercultural classes etc.

    Dental fields: The following tasks have to be solved on the phantom head: tooth / teeth prepared for crown, polishing, amalgam filling, root canal treatment, filling. Important questions will also arise on prevention, prosthetics and orthodontics. X-ray machine must also be operated and analyzed during the exam and proper instructions to the assistants must be given.

  • Can I work in hospitals during the coursework?

  • Intercultural module

  • Internal final exam

Doctors have to Undergo 2 exams in order to get Recognised as a Medical Doctor/dentist in Germany-

Fachspracheprufung and Approbation (Kenntnisprufung) Exam

ICPF MED (15 months course)

  • During the first 9 Months of the course- Students are taught
  • German Language A1 to C1
  • Medical Language/terminology and Healthcare training
  • Hospital Observatory-ships
  • Social & Cultural integrationTelc C1 Medizin / Fachspracheprüfung (coincides with the end of the ICPF-MED course)Upon successfully completing the TELC C1 Medicine & or Fachspracheprüfung exam students can continue to complete the Kenntnisprüfung (preparation via the MAP module) or get a temporary license to practice (need of pass Fachspracheprüfung exam). A maximum period of 2 years is allowed to clear the Approbation Examination/equivalence exam to forget the permanent license.

ICPF Med offers a wide range of medical modules. It combines theory with practical relation.

The German Language will be taught from basics to advanced and participants benefit from special training in medical terminology.

Much more than a language program: Intercultural integration, industry visits (e.g. medical companies) and observerships in hospitals belong to ICPF Med as well as an especially for foreign medical doctors designed medical module

Curriculum Highlights

  • German Language + subject-related language
  • Medical Module
  • Observerships in hospitals
  • Intercultural Module
  • Fachspracheprüfung & Kenntnisprüfung preparation
  • Final exam

ICPF MED Program-Curriculum

Upon clearing the final exam at the end of ICPF Med, students must also complete atleast the first exam the Fachspracheprüfung exam in order to start a job as Assistant doctor/dentist. Even if a student has a Job offer prior to the examination but cannot join it unless otherwise a temporary work permit (Berufserlaubnis Befristet) is issued. To issue this, minimum the Fachspracheprüfung must be completed successfully.

Note: In certain states the waiting time for the exam may vary anything between 3-8 months. So candidates must be well aware of it and also need enough living costs to cover the period as they are not allowed to do any part time or full time work.

In ICPF MED coursework the application for the Fachspracheprüfung as well as Kenntnisprüfung is included. So coursework is framed in such a way that each level of course matches with the waiting time for the exams from the healthcare ministry. For eg: Upon completion of the TELC Medizin exam students are now ready to do Fachspracheprüfung. And after completion of MAP students can now appear for the Kenntnisprüfung.

Upon completion of the Kenntnisprüfung the students are eligible to start their further specialization (Facharzt weiterbildung). Note: The time spent during temporary license is not counted for the Facharzt. This is also one of the reason why ICPF MED preparation for the Fachsprache- und Kenntnisprüfung preparation is consecutive thereby the students do not loose time.

Eligibility:
Students with a minimum Bachelor of Medicine (MBBS) or Diploma in Medicine/Surgery or Dentistry are eligible to enroll for ICPF – Med. In addition a medical registration stating that the candidate have the permission to work as a doctor in the country of medical studies or country of origin is required.

Procedure:
To enroll, all required application documents should be sent to us to [email protected], in proper formats (notarized documents, as single pdf files) along with our completed application form. It is important that the students follow the rules and guidelines set forth by IAS College for a smooth and fast processing. Incomplete documents or documents other than in the prescribed formats will disqualify you from the admission process.

Deficit letter from the ministry of healthcare:

Students must also fill in the application for the examination at the Ministry of Healthcare. The filled application & some of the important documents (translated in German) are sent across to the ministry of Healthcare. The ministry issues a deficit letter stating that the student is a recognized medical/dental candidate in his/her country of origin/study and upon completion of the ICPF Med program eligible for the examinations.

Note: The admission letter and deficit letter are must for the 17a visa type without which no visa will be issued. The time taken for issuing a Deficit letter may take even upto 3 Months. So all students must be well aware of the course start date and must start their admission & visa process well in advance. (highlight this note: somehow as a blocked text etc)

Required application documents:

  • All application documents have to be notarized !!!
  • ICPF application form
  • Declaration Form (I apply through…)
  • Accommodation request form
  • Secondary Schooling or equivalent (both front & back page)
  • Higher Secondary or equivalent (both front & back page)
  • Consolidated mark sheets from the current University or College (If coursework completed)
  • Individual Semester wise Marksheets
  • Provisional Certificate ( Note: We do not accept the course completion certificate as an equivalent)
  • Degree Certificate (If applicable)
  • Medical/Dental registration
  • Photocopy of passport (front and back page)
  • Extracurricular activity certificates (if any)
  • Language proficiency test results (Can also be produced before admission but a must for Visa Processing) (IELTS 5.0 or above, PTE, TOEFL, GRE, Cambridge tests are also accepted) .
  • German Language Certificate (If any)
  • Professional passport size photo graph with good resolution (as Jpeg, Gif, PNG, Tiff etc titled)
  • Complete personal details (CV, Resume) as .doc/.docx file or any other editable format.
  • Work experience Certificates (If any)
  • Who can apply?

    Medical Doctors/ Dentists having a bachelor degree or a diploma in Medicine/Dental & Certificate of Registration stating that he or she is allowed to practice medicine/dental in his or her home country/country of study..

    • 1. What is included in the course fees?
      • The Course fees for ICPF-Med include the following:

      • – Tuition fees
      • – Study materials
      • – Medical German
      • – Observership
      • – Industrial Visits
      • – Examination fees (Final exam) Application assistance for Fachsprachenprüfung & Kenntnisprüfung
      • – Integration and Social Programs
      • – Care and Assistance
      • – Celebration Day during december (Weihnachtsfeier)
      • For ICPF Med and ICPF Med Plus course fees do contact us or our local representatives in your area (Here you can insert our enquiry form link)

  • 2. Can I work in hospitals during the coursework?

  • 3. Upon completion of the program am I eligible to work?

  • 4. Can I use the Dr. title in front of my name (Short form for medical doctor)

  • 5. How long will I be issued a Visa?

  • 6. Do I need Prior German language to join the program(s)

  • 7. Do I need to prove my English Proficiency even though I studied completely in English?

  • 8. Does the college provide hostel facilities?

  • 9. What is expected of students?

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