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Recognition of postgraduate qualifications for physicians
Source: Zuständigkeitsfinder Schleswig-Holstein (Linie6PLus)
The Department of Continuing Medical Education of the Schleswig-Holstein Medical Association processes all incoming applications and inquiries for the acquisition of specialist titles, for the acquisition of specialization designations in a field and for the acquisition of additional titles in accordance with the applicable continuing education regulations as well as for the recognition of foreign qualifications and further training periods completed abroad.
The prerequisite is membership in the Schleswig-Holstein Chamber area or a proven legitimate interest in the case of non-members.
Who should I contact?
The application / request must be sent by post to the Schleswig-Holstein Medical Association, Department of Continuing Medical Education. Documents can also be submitted in person to the office in Bad Segeberg during service hours by prior appointment.
Which documents are required?
Complete application forms must be submitted, e.g.
"Application for recognition of a designation acc. Continuing Education Regulations", "Request for the evaluation of periods of further training completed abroad", "Application for recognition of a professional qualification acquired abroad".
The respective form must be completed in its entirety and signed. The supplement shows what other documents are required for processing. Certified copies of continuing education certificates must be submitted. The original logbook of the area or the additional training must also be submitted. The documentation of the training interviews that are to take place as part of the training after each training period (but at least 1 x a year) must be submitted.
What are the fees?
The fees are based on the fee statutes of the Schleswig-Holstein Medical Association, which can be viewed at: www.aeksh.de in the section "Law / Legal bases"
What deadlines do I have to pay attention to?
If additional documents are requested, the clerks inform the applicant in the letter of the deadline by which the documents are expected. If it is not possible to meet a deadline, applicants should contact us by telephone or by post / e-mail to extend the deadline. If documents are not submitted after repeated requests or if the applicants do not respond, the application will be postponed for the time being . In the event of subsequent submission of documents, processing will be resumed.
Processing deadlines result from §§ 18 and 19 of the applicable continuing education regulations of the Schleswig-Holstein Medical Association for the recognition of foreign qualifications.
The basis for the recognition procedures for qualifications, for the granting of further training authorisations and the approval of further training centres are the Chamber of Health Professions Act (HBKG), the Continuing Education Regulations of the Schleswig-Holstein Medical Association (WBO), EU Directive 2005/36/EC and other guidelines of the Schleswig-Holstein Medical Association - each in the currently valid versions.
Applications / forms
All application and enquiry forms as well as the logbooks of the specialist areas, specialisations and additional training courses are available on the homepage of the Schleswig-Holstein Medical Association in the "Continuing Education" section.
What else should I know?
Application forms and forms for inquiries must be signed. Continuing education certificates must be signed by the person authorized to provide further training. In the case of joint authorisations of several doctors in a training centre, the certificate must be signed by all authorised persons.
The logbook must be signed on the last page by the applicant. The person authorised to provide further training confirms with his signature on each page of the logbook that the registered reference figures and the signed contents have been provided.
Persons authorised to provide further training
Up-to-date lists of all persons authorised to provide further training in the area of responsibility of the Schleswig-Holstein Medical Association are available on the homepage of the Medical Association.
Continuing education assistants can make a personal appointment at the office of the Medical Association during service hours or use the telephone office hours of the Department of Continuing Education to clarify questions and submit documents.
Note: Neither in telephone nor in person are conclusive statements made about the outcome of the document checks. When submitted to the office, only an initial review of the documents and, if necessary, the making of copies of the originals submitted, but no evaluation of the content is carried out.
The evaluation of further training periods for non-members is subject to a fee and is not binding for other chamber areas in terms of content.
The available information sheets, e.g. the
"Leaflet on Application" or the "Leaflet on Continuing Education Certificate".
With the help of these leaflets, doctors can check whether all the required evidence is available and whether all training content is mapped and signed off in detail in certificates and logbooks before submitting their documents.
Certificates and attestations from abroad must be submitted as certified copies with a translation by a German publicly appointed or sworn translator. It must be confirmed that the contents of the original and the translation correspond and that the original document was available for translation (database of state-sworn translators: www.bdue.de , recognized interpreters at courts: www.justiz-dolmetscher.de).
In the case of recognition of continuing education certificates acquired abroad, the state medical associations statistically record the personal data of the applicants and the final decisions. The statistics are transmitted annually to the State Statistical Office in accordance with the applicable state law regulations
(§ 17 Professional Qualifications Assessment Act (BQFG)).
The text was automatically translated based on the German content.