In other articles, we wrote the durations of all medical residencies in Germany (🇩🇪 die Facharztausbildung) and what could cause delays in your finishing your residency on time:
• The logbook: What should be done in each medical residency
What should be done in each medical specialty is called the “logbook” (🇩🇪 das Logbuch). What skills need to be learnt and things to be done in each medical specialty should be written in the logbook. These logbooks contain usually 5-10 pages and are published by each of the 17 medical associations (🇩🇪 die Ärztekammer) in Germany
For example, for neurology, this is a part of the logbook:
In surgical specialties the log book would mention, among other things, how many operations should be done (e. g. 50 appendictomtoies, 30 cholecystectomies, etc.).
• But who publishes the log book?
• The German Medical Associtation (Die Bundesärztekammer)
They publish in their website a document as a PDF file containing all the details about each specialty. The document is called:
🇺🇸 (Model-)training regulations
The most recent version is from 2018. You can download it from this link.
As the name says, this is a model version. Germany has 16 states but 17 medical associations (because the state of North Rhine-Westphalia has two medical associations). Each one of these 17 medical association have a slightly modified version of the model version above.
• Finding the training regulations from each medical association
Simply google for: “Weiterbildungsordnung NAME-OF-SPECIALTY in NAME-OF-MEDICAL-ASSOCIATION” (e. g. “Weiterbildungsordnung Neurologie in Ärztekammer Berlin“)
• What does the (Muster-)Weiterbildungsordnung dictate?
(1) The log book (= what needs to be done/learnt)
(2) Duration of the residency period (🇩🇪 die Facharztausbildung)
(3) Which rotations are needed and could be recognized (for example, to be a neurologist, you need at least a rotation of 1 year in psychiatry. Or to be a general surgeony, you need to have done 18 months of training in “orthopedics and trauma surgery” and six months in an intensive care unit)
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