Doctor of medicine (m/f)
If you hold a foreign professional qualification as a doctor of medicine and wish to work in that profession in Germany, you need official, state-issued accreditation, the so-called "approbation". This approbation is an unrestricted occupational license. The approbation is mandatory should you wish to practice as a doctor of medicine at a hospital or intend to open up your own practice. Detailed information about the issuance of an approbation and the recognition of your foreign professional qualification is available under the heading "Doctor of medicine (m/f)".
If you have attained additional medical job specialisation and a qualification as medical specialist, you can apply for recognition of this specialised professional title in Germany. Choose your specialisation under the item “Medical specialist (m/f)” and read detailed information regarding this recognition process.
Please note: You need approbation as a doctor of medicine before applying for the recognition of your specialised title.