Munich - The new quota of country doctors in Bavaria gives 114 candidates - even without the A-levels - the chance of place in medicine. To do this, they have to agree by contract to work as family doctor in rural areas for at least ten years.
"There was great interest in our offer: 685 young people applied on time," said Health Minister Melanie Huml (CSU) according to yesterday's announcement. With the quota of up to 5.8 percent of all medical study places in Bavaria, the state government wants to counter the shortage of doctors, especially in rural areas.
One of the selection criteria was vocational training in health profession. Job interviews that were actually scheduled were omitted in this first run because of the corona crisis.
Bavaria's Minister of Science Bernd Sibler (CSU) is pleased about the interest in the program: The rural doctor quota offers motivated and qualified young people professional prospects and at the same time would Medics won for rural areas. Bavaria is investing heavily in medical training, said Sibler.
"With 2,100 additional places to study medicine in the coming years, we will continue to promote medical care throughout Bavaria, including at the new Augsburg University Hospital and the newly established Upper Franconia Medical Campus . “
According to the information, nurses and paramedics are most frequently represented among successful applicants. The average age is 24 years. 59 percent are women. 61 percent come from Bavaria. You should be notified starting today. Your studies will then start in the winter semester 2020/21.
The President of the State Office for Health and Food Safety, Andreas Zapf, said: “The corona crisis in particular shows us very clearly how important comprehensive medical care is. I am very pleased about the interest in the medical profession. ”
The law on the new quota came into force on January 1, 2020. In rural areas in particular, there is or is threat in some places where there is an undersupply of general practitioners close to home. Reserving study places in exchange for declaration of commitment to work there in the future is one of several ways the policy is to resolve the problems.