Germany
NMO GENERAL INFORMATION
Germany bvmd
LANGUAGE
REQUIRED LANGUAGE
German
English
(GMT+01:00) Amsterdam, Berlin, Bern, Rome, Stockholm, Vienna
Euro
SCOPE Active
SCORE Active
Germany (BVMD) - Aachen
Germany (BVMD) - Berlin
Germany (BVMD) - Bochum
Germany (BVMD) - Bonn
Germany (BVMD) - Cologne
Germany (BVMD) - Dresden
Germany (BVMD) - Duesseldorf
Germany (BVMD) - Erlangen
Germany (BVMD) - Essen
Germany (BVMD) - Frankfurt
Germany (BVMD) - Freiburg
Germany (BVMD) - Giessen
Germany (BVMD) - Goettingen
Germany (BVMD) - Greifswald
Germany (BVMD) - Halle
Germany (BVMD) - Hamburg
Germany (BVMD) - Hannover
Germany (BVMD) - Heidelberg
Germany (BVMD) - Homburg
Germany (BVMD) - Jena
Germany (BVMD) - Kiel
Germany (BVMD) - Leipzig
Germany (BVMD) - Luebeck
Germany (BVMD) - Magdeburg
Germany (BVMD) - Mainz
Germany (BVMD) - Mannheim
Germany (BVMD) - Marburg
Germany (BVMD) - Muenster
Germany (BVMD) - Munich
Germany (BVMD) - Regensburg
Germany (BVMD) - Rostock
Germany (BVMD) - Tuebingen
Germany (BVMD) - Wuerzburg

400 SCOPE STUDENTS
65 SCORE STUDENTS
SCOPE EXCHANGE CONDITIONS
SCORE EXCHANGE CONDITIONS
www.bvmd.de
NEOs
Catharina Dohrmann
Eva Wolschon
Lilyana Boycheva
NOREs
Marc Margulan / Sandra Kress NORE bvmd Germany
bvmd Office.
WELCOME NOTE
Welcome to the wonderful world of SCOPE and SCORE in Germany!
If you have any questions please feel free to contact us!
OVERVIEW

Germany is situated in the heart of Europe. Here you will find a high clinical and scientific standard in medicine to make your exchange - either clinical clerkship and research project -  a highly valuable experience.

In Germany you also find a huge cultural diversity. Wheather you will experience Prussian correctness or Bavarian “Gemütlichkeit”, you will have a great time! Just remember: Germany is the home country of some of the most influencial scientists in medical history, e.g. Wilhelm Conrad Röntgen (1845-1923, inventor of the X-ray) and Robert Koch.

Unlike other countries where there can be found a single city considered to be more important and more influential than all the others in the country, Germany has several distinctly important and influential cities and states within it. In accordance to this we have 36 local committes in Germany which are offering IFMSA exchange to you! Have a look at them before making your city-wishlist. There is not only Berlin and Munich, we have a lot more to offer. To enjoy the atmosphere of Germany’s typical student’s towns you should consider going to Freiburg, Tübingen, Marburg or Göttingen, but EVERY city with a medical faculty in Germany has it's attractions. As we have a well established train system you can get around easily within Germany to visit all the places you want to explore.

HEALTH CARE SYSTEM

Almost all inhabitants of Germany have health insurance (88% on statutory and just under 12 % in private insurance schemes). Given total outlays on health of 11% of GDP, Germany is well above the OECD average of 9.0%

All our 37 medical universities have belonging teaching hospitals. Clerkships will be provided in one of these universities or an associated teaching hospital. Research Exchange will mostly be lokated at the university or an associated reseach center.

Germany ranked 20th in the world in life expectancy and a very low infant mortality.
It is ranked 6th in the Human Development Index.

MEDICAL EDUCATION
In Germany it takes 6 years to complete medical school, we have a minimum of 2 years of preclinical studies and a minimum of 4 years of clinical studies including a 12 months lasting practical year. The admission for human medicine studies in Germany is restricted.
TRANSPORTATION

We have a well established train system, so that you can get around easily within Germany to visit all the places you want to explore.

To check out train connections within Germany and also for international connections you should check the homepage of the German Railway: www.bahn.de

European residents can purchase an “Interrail Ticket” for Germany or the whole of Europe: www.interrailnet.com

Non European residents can buy a “Eurail Ticket” for Germany (one neighbouring country included) or the whole of Europe:www.eurail.com

SOCIAL PROGRAM
In some months we offer a national social program, lasting one week-end in another wonderful German town. Usually every local committee provides a regional social program as well. Just ask your contact person about it.
MUST SEE
Germany has a lot of things to see! Most of our Incomings visit Berlin, Munich or Cologne, but it is up to you where you want to go.
CULTURAL DIFFERENCES

Most Germans are really punctual and expect others to be so too. Don't be late to your exchange on the first day. Casual wear is common.

Smoking in workplaces, bars and restaurants is prohibited, there are some exceptions

Germany is the only country in the world with no speed limit on the freeways
We love our beer! You should try a lot different ones while enjoying your stay here.

Culture of Germany

OTHER IMPORTANT INFORMATION
Spoken language in the hospitals is German. Almost every doctor can speak English, but conversations with patients are in German