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Medical German for nostrification candidates

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(Vienna, 23 May 2017) A good grasp of the German language is not only important for speeding up the nostrification process but also for subsequent professional integration. Together with Vienna Social Fund AWZ, the Medical University of Vienna has developed special German courses focusing on "Medical German".

Nostrification of medical qualifications is a prerequisite for approval and licensing by the Austrian Medical Association to practice as a doctor in Austria. Nostrification is a multi-stage process to establish the equivalence of medical studies completed in a third country (non-EU country) with those gained at Austrian medical universities.

A good grasp of the German language is not only important for speeding up the nostrification process but also for the subsequent professional integration of colleagues from third countries.
Together with Vienna Social Fund AWZ, the Medical University of Vienna has developed special German courses focusing on "Medical German" to help with this.

Specially trained and qualified linguists work together with doctors from different specialities and students from MedUni Vienna to act as tutors on these crash courses in "Medical German".

"Our experience shows that colleagues who make an effort to learn the language early on successfully complete their nostrification much more quickly," explains Anahit Anvari-Pirsch, who, as deputy curriculum director, is responsible for the nostrification procedure at MedUni Vienna.

The language course "Medical German for Doctors" is open to all nostrification candidates. Anyone who is interested can find out about course content and schedules, organisational aspects, costs and funding options at one of the regular information events.

The first course started successfully in March 2017 and further courses are planned.