The medical language exam is required without any exceptions for all foreign medical doctors wanting to work in Germany. In this article, we are going to give you tips for preparing for the exam. In a previous article, we explained this exam in detail (requirements, content, where to do it, etc.):
• Learn the German language well from the beginning
This exam is not that much different from the normal German language. The grammar is at least the same, whether it is a B2 exam or a medical language exam.
But be selective in what you learn. Rather than starting reading novels, start reading medical books in internal medicine. Instead of listening to a podcast about a political discussion, listen to German medical podcasts. Instead of reading the news, read the “medical news” (like from Google News or Medscape in German).
We wrote an article giving tips to doctors for learning the German language:
• Identify the exam requirements
Visit the website of the medical license authority and find out what is required in the exam and what parts the exam exactly consists of (there are little differences among the different authorities). Moreover, there is sometimes a certain document for taking history. Download it and practice filling the history using it. This will help you on the exam day. Everything will be like autopilot. You can concentrate on other things during the exam.
• Read what is being tested in the exam
For any exam in the world, read previous exam questions. In many Facebook and Telegram groups, people post what questions and medical cases they got in their FSP exam. So, reading these summaries of the exams would help you understand what to learn exactly. There are differences among the medical license authorities in what is being tested. Moreover, in some authorities, some cases and questions will be repeated 🥳🥳
The following website is for free and has hundreds of examples: http://approbations.info
• Follow Facebook, Instagram, and YouTube pages with free material
There are nowadays a lot of free material on the internet. Nonetheless, you need a reference book as a summary or one of the many pdf summaries for the exam. You can find some free ones in the files section of our Telegram group: “Fachsprachenprüfung (FSP) JETZT!”.
These free summaries are sometimes better than books.
• Join interactive free groups for preparation for the exam
The following is the largest group on Telegram and has more than 10000 members. They have live events for simulation for the exam: https://t.me/joinchat/sBvfhiKX-eZkNWM0
You can also join our telegram group (“Fachsprachenprüfung (FSP) JETZT!“) and start learning. It is new and not that huge like the above group, and you have more time for thinking and your questions would not be quickly forgotten.
• Buy a book for the exam
There are many books on Amazon (link). You can simply read their reviews, or you can ask in our groups about which book is the best one:
• Take a special preparatory course for the Fachsprachenprüfung (FSP)
The courses for the Fachsprachenprüfung are much different than normal German courses. In them, you can for example learn how to take history, and you will train this in groups. Moreover, you are asked to write history in Germany and a teacher would correct that for you.
They cost from about 300-1000 Euros. This depends on how long they are and where you take them. We suggest courses for about 400-500 Euros. You can find cheap courses in the Volkshochschule:
Since Corona, there are some online live courses. You can stay in your home country and learn for the exam.
• Get funding to do the courses for free
If you come to Germany, you can get funding to do the courses for free. We wrote an article on how to do that:
• Online courses for the FSP
There are some recorded online courses for the Medical Language Exam. A very well-prepared one where you can start learning from outside Germany at your own pace and a relatively cheap one is from a German company called MEDDEOnline. What is good about this subscription too is that it is for one whole year. 🥳 Below is an example Video.
Followers of Facharzt JETZT can get a 10% discount on all courses when they click first on this link and then use the following code: facharzt10. If two or more people want to register, they can get a 20% discount on each course. Write us on Facebook to get this special discount.
• Try to take a medical training (eine Hospitation)
• To train for the FSP, follow “Fachsprachenprüfung (FSP) JETZT”
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