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Opportunities in Germany

Discussion in 'General Issues and Discussion Forum' started by xxVixx, Oct 7, 2012.

  1. xxVixx

    xxVixx Member

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    I am studying podiatry in Ireland but recently I got an idea of moving to Germany :D Does anyone know are there courses over there to become a fully qualified, state approved podiatrist? And also is podiatry in high demand in Germany? Are there good job opportunities? So far I found a few courses, however they seem to be only a few weeks long.
  2. fishpod

    fishpod Well-Known Member

    do you speak german fluently
  3. xxVixx

    xxVixx Member

    I speak german on a communicative level at the minute and am about to undertake an intensive course soon :)
  4. fishpod

    fishpod Well-Known Member

    thats fantastic i think you will be ok in germany i country i love you can practice with your irish/british degree the germans get no podiatry on the nhs/state its all private and the germans are culturally used to paying so good luck
  5. Iwona

    Iwona Member

    I live in Germany but I am studying in Eastbourne. Podiatry (in Germany Podology). takes 2 year and it is a collage course (otherwise you can't call yourself podiatrist). Podiatry is a new profession thus you should be fine. However, there are some differences as you won’t be able to do the same thing as in the UK. Perhaps this will help: podologie.de

    One more think, ingrowing toenails are treated by using a brace or plate. I am only a 2nd year student but I think this is also a difference between UK and Germany.

    Good luck:D
  6. xxVixx

    xxVixx Member

    Thanks so much for replies. Iwona I will check that site in a minute. So would you say that podiatrists work only in private practices not hospitals in Germany? I'm studying in Galway and here the course is four years, i'm in my second.

    Oh ok, see here we perform nail surgeries on ingrowing toe nails if conservative methods fail.

    Do you have to pass any additional examinations or register with any regulatory bodies to be allowed for practicing podiatry in Germany?
  7. Iwona

    Iwona Member

    I would say podiatrists work mainly in private sectors. However, there some opportunities in hospital/clinics. Some job offers can be found here: www.zfd.de

    Regarding regulatory bodies: If you have time you can read this http://www.gesetze-im-internet.de/podg/BJNR332010001.html this is a good exercise for you:D

    Ok, I will be nice and according to § 2 my education from the UK will be recognized. However, the regulatory body can always say they want me to pass something...you never know with the German bureaucracy...:rolleyes:

    Here http://www.verband-deutscher-podolo...ines/ausbildungs-und-pruefungsverordnung.html
    you can find all the subjects they have to study.

  8. xxVixx

    xxVixx Member

    Thank you so much Iwona!! I'll check out these links in a minute :D
  9. SGP

    SGP Welcome New Poster

    Hello there,

    I was wondering if anybody has experience of having a UK podiatry degree recognised in Germany and has been able to register and practice there (or knows somebody who has). I know that it is possible to get foreign qualifications recognised, and that one would need a B2 German Language certificate – just wondering if anybody has experience or knowledge specifically about a UK to German transition.



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