Hallo! Herzlichen Grüßen aus Bonn, Deutschland! Ich bin Dr. Harsh.
So about a year ago, I had passed my MBBS final year exams in India, and started my internship. Like most students, this is when I finally started seriously contemplating what I wanted to do, and where I wanted to do it. And by sheer luck, Germany popped up on my radar. I found out that people around the globe were starting to recognize Germany as a fantastic alternative to the traditional destinations like US/UK/Australia or even continuing in their home country. Its pioneering work in the fields of cardiology, orthopaedics and other sciences is world-renowned. The more I looked into it, the more I excited I became. I had found my purpose and started working towards it.
During my internship I started A1 and by the end of internship, I had completed C1. As you know, internship is very hectic and your free-time is limited. So, not being able to attend any sort of classes, I taught myself everything – reading, writing, hearing, speaking, all of it. Once I completed my internship, I dove head-first into the back-breaking paperwork. It was rollercoaster to say the least. I have cleared my FSP and have gotten my temporary medical license to practice in the state of Nord-Rhein-Westphalen and I am working now. You know, I think back to all the times I was lost, confused, or even frustrated. I had the support of my friends and family, but it was practically impossible to find one place that would answer all my questions and needs.
I wish there was someone who could have guided me from the first day. Someone to believe in my outlandish dream and help me make it the reality it is today. That person could have guided me correctly and helped me come here so much sooner and with a lot less headache; someone who could have just told me which books to get, which documents I need, help me with translation, how to open a blocked account, make a CV, find accommodation, deal with the visa process, fill out applications, get a hospitation, etc. There are so many little things to be aware of, and it was such a complicated process to figure it all out. As if the learning the language wasn’t hard enough.
When I asked around and did some research, one thing kept popping up again and again, language, language, language. And the universal idea was that you had to take time off, do some sort of course to pass these so called difficult exams seemed strange. Let’s face it, we did not go through 5 gruelling years of medical school to sit and study language for a year! We refused to be cooped up in some classroom learning ABCs again like children. There had to be a better way!
We are smart people, in a smart profession so I decided to be smart about it. I prepared on my own, with the aid of online materials, a whole bunch of fun media and developed special techniques; I was methodical and persistent. I think it is important to realise that conventional does not always mean most efficient.
In the meantime, I started wondering: we spend so much time helping patients, but who’s there looking out for us? I wanted to do something for our medical and dental fraternity.So I teamed up with a few Doctors to create a portal, which will help guide you every step of the way until you are learning and earning in the field of your choice. Whether you’re a full-fledged Doctor in your home country, or someone who has barely started their bachelors, our goal is to provide you with all the tools and knowledge required to directly start the specialization or even super-specialization of your dreams, here in Germany. It will be difficult, but we here at Deutsche Docs will make it whole lot easier.
At DeutscheDocs, we will tell you the hacks to learn a language fast, all while being able to have fun, continue practicing medicine and living your life. Life at any age is about far more than books, so come discover your ambitions with us. Navigate the mazes of visa application, form filling and things like translation with ease, and get to where you want to get in an efficient and smart way.
We are not a consultancy, we are just like you, doctors finding their place in the world. If you would like to work with us or are interested to know more mail us at and watch your dream become a reality!