Dresden - 615 doctors completed their specialist training in Saxony last year. Another 330 doctors acquired additional medical qualifications. 56 percent of the new specialists are women. This comes from figures from the Saxon State Medical Association (SLÄK). "I am delighted that we have so many and very well-trained new specialists available for patient care," said SLÄK President Erik Bodendieck, commenting on the data.
The most frequent training course to become specialist in internal medicine ( 99), for anesthesiology (54), for general medicine (54), for pediatric and adolescent medicine (36), for orthopedics and trauma surgery (28), for gynecology and obstetrics (26) and as specialist in psychiatry and psychotherapy (25). Five percent of the doctors registered for the examination with the State Medical Association have failed the test. The most common additional names were emergency (106), intensive care (35) and palliative medicine (34).
The further training to become specialist and in the focal points as well as usually in the additional further training must be carried out by one of the for further training authorized doctor in an approved training facility. In 2015 the Chamber granted total of 463 authorizations for specialist and specialist competencies as well as further training authorizations for additional further training.
At the end of 2015 there were 23,776 doctors in Saxony. The number of employed doctors rose by 170 compared to 2014 to 8,891. According to the Chamber, their share in all working doctors was 52.5 percent at the end of 2015. At the same time, 2,421 foreign doctors from 92 nations were registered with the State Medical Association. 2,183 of them were employed.