Recently, we held a short survey designed to better understand our candidatesâ€™ wishes and desires when it comes to moving abroad and starting a career as a foreign doctor in a foreign land.
The survey was relatively simple with just two separate questions.
- In which country would you rather see yourself working as a doctor?
- In which German state would you like to live and work as a doctor?
Although some candidates prefer different countries or areas, some not even in Europe most of them seem to be interested in Germany.
This outcome can just raises the following question: â€œWhy?â€.
All German states have state of the art hospitals, all German states have great infrastructure, and some German states have even an easier dialect than Boarisch (the German dialect spoken in Bayern).
Of course some of you may have friends or family in some states and that would justify your decision when picking a specific region.
For some people of course the distance from their homeland plays a key role, so here is something you might not know.
As in antiquity all roads led to Rome, for the East-West medical highway all roads lead to Vienna, thus we invite you to take a closer look to the maps below and pinpoint the distance form your country and hometown to any German state and city.
The first map represents the map of Europe and all circles have Vienna as an epicenter.Â
The second map is a close-up of the first map with focus on Germany so that you can see all German cities and states in the 300km, 450km, 600km, 750km and 900km distance radius of Vienna:
- 300km radius:Â
Part of Bayern, including cities such as Passau, Deggendorf, Bad FÃ¼ssing.
- 300-450km radius:
Part of Bayern, including cities such as MÃ¼nchen, Augsburg, Ingolstadt, Regensburg, NÃ¼rnberg, Erlangen.
Part of ThÃ¼ringen, including cities such as Grea.
Most of Sachsen, including cities such as Zwickau, Plauen, Chemnitz, Dresden, Leipzig, Radeberg, GÃ¶rlitz.
Part of the state Brandenburg, including cities such as Cottbus, LÃ¼ben.
- 450-600km radius:
Most of Baden-WÃ¼rttemberg, including cities such as Albstadt, Ulm, Stuttgart, Karlsruhe, Pforzheim, Heidelberg.
Part of Bayern, including cities such as WÃ¼rzburg and Schweinfurt.
Part of Hessen, including cities such as Darmstadt, Frankfurt am Main, Kassel, Schlitz, Fulda.
Part of ThÃ¼ringen including cities such as Erfurt, Suhl, Weimar, MÃ¼hlhausen.
Part of Niedersachsen, including cities such as GÃ¶ttingen, Brunswick.
Sachsen Anhalt, with cities such as Halle, Dessau, Magdeburg, Stendal.
Part of Brandenburg, with cities such as Potsdam, Rathenow, Neuruppin, Schwedt.
Part of Mecklenburg-Vorpommern, with cities such as Neustrelitz.
- 600-750km radius:
Part of Baden-WÃ¼rttemberg, with cities such as Freiburg.
Saarland, with cities such as Saarbrucken.
Rheinland-Pfalz, with cities such as Kaiserlautern, Worms, Trier, Koblenz.
Part of Hessen, including cities such as Wiesbaden, Wetzlar.
Part of Nordrhein-Westfalen, including Bonn, KÃ¶ln, Siegen, Remschied, Dortmund, MÃ¼nster, Bielfeld.
Part of Nidersachsen, icluding cities such as Hanover, Celle, Verden, Soltau, Uelzen, LÃ¼neburg.
Part of Schleswig-Holstein, with cities such as Ahrensburg, LÃ¼beck.
Part of Mecklenburg-Vorpommern, with cities such as Schwerin, Rostock, Greifswald, Stralsund, Barth, Bergen.
- 750-900km radius:
Part of Nordrhein-Westfalen, with cities such as DÃ¼sseldorf, Duisburg, Essen.
Part of Niedersachsen, with cities such as Osnabruck, Oldenburg, Lingen, Cuxhaven.
Part of Schleswig-Holstein, with cities such as Kiel, Schleswig, Flensburg.
We would be more than delighted if you would tell us your preferences regarding working as a doctor in Germany!