๐Ÿ‡ฉ๐Ÿ‡ช Germany vs ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ US vs ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง UK vs ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฆ Canada vs ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡บ Australia: Working as doctor & medical specialization

Firstly, you can read the detailed article “๐Ÿ‡ฉ๐Ÿ‡ช Germany vs ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ USA” because we mentioned there in details the main advantages and disadvantages of working in Germany.


If we are to compare Germany, the USA, the United Kingdom (UK), Canada and Australia:

๐Ÿ‡ฉ๐Ÿ‡ช Germany๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ USA๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง UK๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฆ Canada๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡บ Australia
Generally speaking, how easy is it to get your dream medical specialty?Easiest. This is the most important argument for choosing Germany ๐ŸฅณVery hardNormal to hardVery hardVery hard
Can I start direclty my medical resdiency?YesYesNo, you need like 1 to 2 years doing preparation years.NoNo
Money you need to pay until your get your first salaryLeast in the listHighestcomparable to GermanyHighHigh
Hardness of examsEasiest. Sometimes, even no medical exam needed, only medical language. Even the knowledge exam, mostly easy.Very hardEasier than USMLEEasier than USMLEEasier than USMLE
SalariesGoodHighA little bit moreThe highestThe highest
WeatherCold, but not that cold like in Canada. No comparison! In the summer, it is wormer than the UK.Every kind of weather there ๐Ÿ˜‚A little bit colder than GermanyVery coldVery hot
Life costscheap to moderatemoderatemoderatecheap to moderatrehighest in this list (2-3x compared to ๐Ÿ‡ฉ๐Ÿ‡ช)
Discrimation against foreigersNormal, like most countries in the world, but here, there are strict laws that protect the rights of foreigners!Least in this listMaybe a little bit more than the other countries in this table, but again, there are laws that protect everyone.Least in this listNormal
Recognition in the gulf areaWorst in this list. One needs three years experience after the German board in order to be recognized as a consultant in the gulf countries. The other boards are better seen.You are immediately a consultant after getting the Board.Like USLike USLike US

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  1. Why it is worst?I did not get this following point. {One needs three years experience after the German board in order to be recognized as a consultant in the gulf countries. The other boards are better seen.} The three years experience in Germany?

  2. This comparison is not practical, learning german is much harder than USMLE, it costs time and money. In addition physician need to wait to long for Eingangsbestรคtigung, Bescheids, appointments, and should have about 15K USD to go first to Germany other than the costs of courses and exams.

    1. Thank you for your opinion ๐Ÿ™‚ Some doctors cannot pass the USMLE, regardless how many years they study. Moreover, one should get very good scores in the USMle to be able to score. Not all doctors can learn the material for the USMLE. To learn German, on the other hand, is much easier and the scores are not important. One need simply to get a pass. Doctors who studied in English can get in 7 to 10 months the required b2 level.
      Yes, the process in Germany could be complicated. Graduates from Jordan, on the other hand, has it extremely easy because they get “gleich”.

      The interviews for the match in the USA costs at least 5 thousnd USD. Or what do you think?

      Most important argrument for Germany, foreigners can get the popular specialties.

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