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Getting a British medical degree recognised after Brexit.

Hello everyone,

I'm new to this forum, but I have been lurking and reading things for a while now

I am faced with an issue that has been bothering me for a while now. I'm about to start my 2nd year of medicine in the UK. With the way Brexit is being handled, I don't know whether I shouldn't try and do my degree in Germany instead, from scratch. I have the grades and (thankfully) the means to do so. But I need some insight as to whether I should go for it.

My goal is to practice in Switzerland later on, most likely as a GP. I'm a German citizen, and thus speak the language fluently. My French is currently at roughly B1 level, and I expect to have a B2 certificate once I graduate. Therefore, language shouldn't be that much of a barrier (but I am aware of the dialect spoken in Switzerland).

MEBEKO didn't want to give me any answers in regards to this situation, which I suppose is understandable as no clear guidelines have been set up.
I did start my degree when the UK was in the EU though, and therefore my degree still conforms to the norms and regulations set out by the EU.
Will I therefore still be affected? Should I continue on with my degree or transfer/start again in Germany?

From what I understood and read, if I got my degree recognised by any EU country and work there for three years, then the recognition of my diploma in Switzerland shouldn't be an issue. But I don't know the odds of me getting my diploma recognised in the EU in the first place...

I'd appreciate any help or opinion on this.

Thank you.


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Quite frankly that's what I'm mostly afraid of. That's why I feel like maybe taking some action.
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Re: Getting a British medical degree recognised after Brexit.

Which is the course of less risk? In your shoes, I'd probably transfer to Germany given your future ambitions, but you might have other considerations you've not mentioned here
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Re: Getting a British medical degree recognised after Brexit.

Welcome to the Forum.

Out of curiosity, why Switzerland? Have you lived here before and you liked it? I ask simply because that's a big decision to make if you've not lived here. What if you decide to do your degree in Germany but then later want to practice in post-Brexit UK? Just food for thought.
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Re: Getting a British medical degree recognised after Brexit.

As it stands and in the absence of any agreement to the contrary happening the next few months, then no. You would probably be safer to study in Germany.
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Welcome to the Forum.

Out of curiosity, why Switzerland? Have you lived here before and you liked it? I ask simply because that's a big decision to make if you've not lived here. What if you decide to do your degree in Germany but then later want to practice in post-Brexit UK? Just food for thought.
I assume it would be relatively easy to move to post Brexit UK as a German qualified doctor. If predictions about the NHS are true, Brexit will leave them screaming for staff.

Moving the other way may not be as straightforward.
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Which is the course of less risk? In your shoes, I'd probably transfer to Germany given your future ambitions, but you might have other considerations you've not mentioned here
I suppose the course of less risk would be to start again/transfer to Germany. I might have to inquire whether that would be at all possible. I don't want to attend a private uni in Germany as their reputation isn't great and they don't give you an "Arztdiplom" but a "Master of Medicine", which causes some issues in certain BL.
I'll look into it more seriously now though.

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Welcome to the Forum.

Out of curiosity, why Switzerland? Have you lived here before and you liked it? I ask simply because that's a big decision to make if you've not lived here. What if you decide to do your degree in Germany but then later want to practice in post-Brexit UK? Just food for thought.
Hello!

Two main reasons, I'd say: quality of life and family. I haven't lived there myself, but my close family does, and visiting I always imagined myself there. Got some friends there too, some of whom attend uni in Switzerland (although not studying medicine). Part of my life is, as a result, in Switzerland. So I'm definitely not foreign to the accents, life, or the culture

The NHS is not in a good condition, and if Brexit without deal continues it might honestly collapse. Junior doctors are overworked and underpaid already, and they have little to no time and energy to study for their postgrad exams. I'd like to ideally do my specialisation in Switzerland, and I don't mind working as Assistenzarzt if that's what I would have to do.

(The idea of living in a smaller, more remote area is very appealing to me too - I'm a bit over the big city life.)

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As it stands and in the absence of any agreement to the contrary happening the next few months, then no. You would probably be safer to study in Germany.
That's what I thought too... The uncertainty of it all is slowly driving me insane.
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I did start my degree when the UK was in the EU though, and therefore my degree still conforms to the norms and regulations set out by the EU.
Will I therefore still be affected? Should I continue on with my degree or transfer/start again in Germany?

From what I understood and read, if I got my degree recognised by any EU country and work there for three years, then the recognition of my diploma in Switzerland shouldn't be an issue. But I don't know the odds of me getting my diploma recognised in the EU in the first place...

I'd appreciate any help or opinion on this.

Thank you.


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OP, when rules change (if they do) rules change. You will have to explain - as in provide ample documentation - the circumstances of your diploma every single time when you need it because you're basically counting on those agreements being applied retroactively, and they are evident to you now but they will not be that event for others, in the future.
If you don't want to practice in the UK after graduation, you're probably "safer" continuing your studies in your native Germany.
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Re: Getting a British medical degree recognised after Brexit.

I'm afraid I can't help with your questions on where to study, but:

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My goal is to practice in Switzerland later on, most likely as a GP.

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(The idea of living in a smaller, more remote area is very appealing to me too - I'm a bit over the big city life.)
I just want to encourage you to pursue your idea of working in Switzerland.

We are facing a serious GP shortage, projected to only get worse, especially in non-urban areas. We can't seem to grow enough GPs of our own, or attract foreign doctors into GP practices off the beaten path.

It's a shame the current bureaucracy is so difficult - but please do pursue this dream. We need good GPs 'auf dem Land'.
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Re: Getting a British medical degree recognised after Brexit.

I’m also about to start 2nd year med school, but here in Switzerland. (I’m a “mature” student, British nationality, lived in CH for 5.5 years when I applied for med school).

I wrote off the idea of UK very quickly due to (a) high fees GBP30k per year as I wouldn’t qualify as EU due to residence in CH (b) working in the NHS

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  • Competition for German med school is even more tough than for Switzerland, and I’m pretty sure that changing school even within Germany is difficult. So yes, you’d likely have to start at year 1 again
  • So, that means waiting until (at least) September 2019 = next intake. So, might as well continue with year 2 in the UK while you wait for clarity / Germany application process
  • In Switzerland, we get “Bachelor of Medicine” after 3 years, then move onto “Master of Medizin”. That would be a possible point at which to change university - not sure if that’s the same in DE; something to investigate - would mean your preclinical is in UK, and clinical in DE.
  • As others have mentioned, CH has a shortage of doctors. So likely the authorities will want to continue to recognise UK degrees....no guarantees, but other non-EU countries with robust education standards are easily recognized
  • In case you think of it....no, you can’t switch to study in CH. It’s a reserved study path for those with Swiss nationality or permanent Swiss residence (C Permit)

Overall, I’d either wait until start of Masters, or if you can face training in the NHS until the end of your university time, then I think I’d stick it out in UK. See if you can do one or more of your clinical rotations in DE or CH

Then move to CH to do your post graduate training. Have a look at hospital jobs for “Assistentarzt” to see the qualifications required. Speaking fluent German you’ve got a massive head start over other non-local applicants. But there are plenty of non-Swiss doctors here.

In CH:
Unterassistentarzt = med student on a rotation
Assistentarzt = not yet got post grad qualification. Can be very junior, fresh out of med school, or very competent and useful doing a specialisation that needs lots of post grad time. I know a Professor who added a medical specialisation to his surgical ones and had to do another year as Assistentarzt
Oberarzt = got post grad qualification.
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OP, when rules change (if they do) rules change. You will have to explain - as in provide ample documentation - the circumstances of your diploma every single time when you need it because you're basically counting on those agreements being applied retroactively, and they are evident to you now but they will not be that event for others, in the future.
If you don't want to practice in the UK after graduation, you're probably "safer" continuing your studies in your native Germany.
I have contacted various Ärzteverbände and was also told the law should apply retroactively, but the 2005/36/EC directive will not apply post Brexit, which is what worried me the most since it's responsible for the quick and easy recongition of EU diplomas between Member countries.
Not sure whether Quereinstieg would work, so I might have to start again and look for German unis to take me.

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I just want to encourage you to pursue your idea of working in Switzerland.

We are facing a serious GP shortage, projected to only get worse, especially in non-urban areas. We can't seem to grow enough GPs of our own, or attract foreign doctors into GP practices off the beaten path.

It's a shame the current bureaucracy is so difficult - but please do pursue this dream. We need good GPs 'auf dem Land'.
I did hear about the shortage of doctors in Switzerland, and I'm rather surprised people do not want to work in these more remote areas. I do hope I will have the chance to practice in Switzerland later on, even if it means having to change unis.

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I’m also about to start 2nd year med school, but here in Switzerland. (I’m a “mature” student, British nationality, lived in CH for 5.5 years when I applied for med school).

I wrote off the idea of UK very quickly due to (a) high fees GBP30k per year as I wouldn’t qualify as EU due to residence in CH (b) working in the NHS

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Overall, I’d either wait until start of Masters, or if you can face training in the NHS until the end of your university time, then I think I’d stick it out in UK. See if you can do one or more of your clinical rotations in DE or CH

Then move to CH to do your post graduate training. Have a look at hospital jobs for “Assistentarzt” to see the qualifications required. Speaking fluent German you’ve got a massive head start over other non-local applicants. But there are plenty of non-Swiss doctors here.

In CH:
Unterassistentarzt = med student on a rotation
Assistentarzt = not yet got post grad qualification. Can be very junior, fresh out of med school, or very competent and useful doing a specialisation that needs lots of post grad time. I know a Professor who added a medical specialisation to his surgical ones and had to do another year as Assistentarzt
Oberarzt = got post grad qualification.
Thank you for your detailed reply (where is the "thank you" button, I couldn't find it ).
I actually managed to get into Medical school in Germany last year, but I was swayed towards my UK uni because of the prospects and connections it would yield me. I suppose it was also my dream uni for many years and I didn't expect to get in in the first place, so I went. It was very foolish of me, and I am aware of that.
But I also didn't expect Brexit to be this horrendous (and end most likely without a deal...).

In the UK I'll have a Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery once I graduate, and that's my final degree qualification. I attend a university which has strict pre-clinical and clinical division, and after 2nd year we "intercalate" and do a BSc/BA in an area of interest in our 3rd year, which is required as part of the course. But it's not a "Bachelor of Medicine", I'm afraid.
If I were to finish my degree in the UK, I'd have BSc in Neuroscience and my medial qualification. Two degrees essentially.

I did consider "Quereinstieg" in Germany, and I will do more research into it, but I don't know if they would like students from English-speaking unis. I will definitely continue with my degree here as long as I wait for clarification. Never thought about CH unis as I was considering it once my family moved there, but I didn't qualify under "Familiennachzug" apparently, and I'd still have to wait for a few years.

For now, I'll stick it out in the UK. I'll see how the attitude towards medics/doctors shift, and whether I can see myself for the next 4-5 years there. And I will apply for my rotations in Germany and CH for sure, and hopefully do some volunteer/placement work over the summer.

I do have a question. Could I apply for "Unterassitent" after I finish my degree, such as the one here:
https://stellenangebot.monster.ch/un...n/11/199121211 ? And then, after that one year, would I be able to go onto Assistenzart before doing my specialisation? (I know this placement doesn't pay well enough to support oneself, but I will get financial aid from my family thankfully.)
I'm not sure at which point MEBEKO would be involved either - before or after finishing such a placement? I was told as of now UK degrees are quickly recognised, but after Brexit they might not be.

I'd ideally do my FY1 and FY2 in Switzerland already, even though it'd mean I wouldn't get full GMC registration in the UK. Could I also be an Unterassisent at a GP practice? My family knows quite a few doctors in the area.

Apologies for my lengthy text, I tried to shorten it!
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I actually managed to get into Medical school in Germany last year, but I was swayed towards my UK uni because of the prospects and connections it would yield me. I suppose it was also my dream uni for many years and I didn't expect to get in in the first place, so I went. It was very foolish of me, and I am aware of that.
well, we all make the best decision we can at the time...it’s not the end of the world . Good to live your dreams, that way you don’t look back ands say “what if”. And it’s rarely too late to change and try a new path....says the ancient med student (My class refers to me and 2 others as the OAP department )

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Ha....you and everyone else!

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If I were to finish my degree in the UK, I'd have BSc in Neuroscience and my medial qualification. Two degrees essentially.

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I did consider "Quereinstieg" in Germany, and I will do more research into it, but I don't know if they would like students from English-speaking unis.
Not having the label “Bachelor of Medicine” after three years is not necessarily a barrier to Quereinsteig, it’s just a convenient point in the CH system (and possibly DE one) to step into the Programme. In DE, I think the exam is “Physikum” that they do after 2/3 years.

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I do have a question. Could I apply for "Unterassitent" after I finish my degree, such as the one here:
https://stellenangebot.monster.ch/un...n/11/199121211 ? And then, after that one year, would I be able to go onto Assistenzart before doing my specialisation?
Yes, with a partly completed UK medical qualification you could apply for this. Hirslanden would likely reject you as they are a small Organisation who likely would not like to bother with checking if a UK-uni-applicant is “valid”. But similar positions at say www.kssg.ch or www.insel.ch would be highly possible.

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I'm not sure at which point MEBEKO would be involved either - before or after finishing such a placement? I was told as of now UK degrees are quickly recognised, but after Brexit they might not be.
Get them involved as soon as you have your UK degree in hand. As soon as MEBEKO recognize it, you’d be eligible to work as an Assistentarzt.

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Yep, Unterassistent is simply someone in university medical training, who has not completed his studies (or got them recognized). Such a person is under tighter supervision than an Assistentarzt (and thus salary is lower, as they can not be sent off to “get on with it”)


Overall....my strong suspicion is that by the time you finish uni (= 5 years) there will be a process in place for recognizing UK medical degrees.

An alternative if you really want to make your life busy would be to do the US state exams alongside your UK OSCE type ones.....the process for recognizing US medical qualifications is well established.
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Re: Getting a British medical degree recognised after Brexit.

You will not get a formal answer to a situation that lies well in the future. There is a shortage of doctors, especially GP's worldwide and this is likely to remain. Where your medical degree is from is of secondary importance. Why not organise a rotation (in the summer holidays if it cannot be made a formal part of your course) in Switzerland and Germany? The atmosphere in the three countries is going to be different and may affect your ideas about where you want to be in future.
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Re: Getting a British medical degree recognised after Brexit.

Hello everybody. This os a question for heckenhocker I wanted to ask about this Unterassistent figure. Do you know if they take older doctors who want to get back into working or doctors with non EU diplomas ?
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As long as the diploma is recognized in Switzerland
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I wanted to ask about this Unterassistent figure. Do you know if they take older doctors who want to get back into working or doctors with non EU diplomas ?
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They are really positions for university students during their clinical years. I don’t know the rules / requirements on the employer - but likely they are only permitted to take someone from a “recognized” university (e.g. if Mr HH turns up and says he’s from the University of Life, they should look at their list and pop him back into the psych unit ....)

So an employer would need to be comfortable that the existing (EU, non-EU) qualification was recognizable - i.e. one that MEBEKO would consider acceptable, even if the recognition process was not yet complete. And if I were the employer, I’d be expecting that recognition process to be filed and underway.

Whether then an employer would WANT to take a “returning to work” or “qualified but not yet recognized” doctor, I can’t say. In some cases, I’m sure they’d be happy of a cheap pair of qualified hands. But they’d likely want to be convinced that you would “submit” gracefully to the legally required supervision (e.g. presenting all your patients to a more senior doctor before making any intervention....well other than CPR, there one can proceed without permission )

I’d approach the HR team, either of a possible employer or a large hospital and ask for an informal discussion about the situation.
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Thanks a lot Heckenhocker. I will definitely go to the HR department to get a feeling of what they want. I don’t mind presenting patients to a senior doctor (even if they are younger than me), I speak german B2/C1 but I’m looking to get acquainted with the medical terminology in german as I made my studies in Spanish and English. I’m an ophthalmologist BTW and I’d be content in staying with only clinical patients, don’t need to do surgery.
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It has been a few months since I last posted, but I thought I'd give an update since everyone has been very helpful. I have been offered a transfer to a German university, but I would have to start from 2nd semester meaning I'd lose a year in total. If anyone else is reading this and is in a similar situation, I recommend emailing the admissions directly!

The situation hasn't gotten better in terms of Brexit, and I don't know whether there's much point in waiting to finish my second year here. I love the course and the people, not sure how it'll be in Germany. As of right now, I'm balancing between what I value more, "stability" of my future, or enjoyable university experience now.


So that's where I am at now
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