3rd Congress “Perspectives and Careers”: What Germany has to offer
She no longer has to go looking for training position. Because since September Solveig Carmienke has been further education assistant at the University of Jena in the field of general medicine. Last autumn, however, as medical student at the University of Leipzig, Carmienke was one of the approximately 600 participants in the Perspectives and Career congress organized by Deutsches rzte-Verlag and Deutsches rzteblatt in Berlin. I got lot of new ideas at the congress. The advice on how I can plan my further training has helped me lot, explains the newly qualified doctor in further training today. The congress also had very specific effects on her: Carmienke is now member of the German Medical Association. Especially the lecture by Dr. med. Barbara Rothe, mother of three, of child versus career? I was very impressed, she reports.
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The opportunities that the feminization of medicine offers will also be one this time The focus of the congress Perspectives and Careers, which will take place again this year on October 23 and 24 in the Langenbeck-Virchow-Haus in Berlin-Mitte. The President of the German Medical Association, Dr. med. Astrid Bhren. She is particularly committed to bringing family friendliness into the model of universities and medical faculties. Up to now, studies or work had to be agreed upon individually by women with children and family. That is waste of skills and resources. The proportion of women among medical students is now more than 60 percent. The feminization of medicine can no longer be stopped: And all medical students will later be needed at the patient's bedside, explains Bhren. Despite the high proportion of women in medicine, part-time models and childcare options for young doctors are still difficult to find. This is exactly where the third Federal Congress on Perspectives and Careers comes in. Career starters should not rely solely on their current good career opportunities, rt labor market expert Dr. Wolfgang Martin, Frankfurt am Main. The career should be planned systematically. To do this, applicants must first obtain specific information, but this is not so easy in the often confusing labor market. The up-and-coming physicians will be helped by around 30 speakers from different specialist areas on both days of the congress.They provide specific information about professional prospects and career opportunities and are available to answer questions from the students. As in the previous year, one focus of the congress is targeted further training. In addition to career starters, senior doctors, resident colleagues and clinic managers will pass on their experiences. It is time for clinic employers and young doctors to finally discuss improvements in working and further training conditions, explains Rdiger Sprunkel, Publishing Director Deutsches rzteblatt, and adds: We have been making our contribution to this for three years and are offering future forum with the congress.
This is rounded off Congress program of job and career exchange as well as workshops. Numerous clinics and companies in the health industry are available for discussions. In the interactive career center, participants can meet HR experts and have individual discussions about their personal professional and career planning. Participation in the congress is free of charge for medical students and doctors this year as well. The congress is recognized by the Berlin Medical Association as an advanced training event and is certified with eight advanced training points. For reasons of space, maximum of 600 interested people can take part. Registrations are therefore necessary: www.perspektiven-und-karriere.de. Dr. med. Eva Richter-Kuhlmann