Foreign doctors take language training at VHS

Nordhorn "Breathe deeply and hold your breath"; "I do not feel my arm anymore"; "Admission with pancreatitis". Physician-patient speech, medical vocabulary, information exchange between hospital staff: language training for current physicians at HSV Grafschaft Bentheim focuses on written and oral communication in clinical practice.

Six Syrian, Bolivian and Iranian doctors – ranging from general practitioners to radiologists – have been working here for more than six months in their tools in German and in their technical language.

The two German professors Eleonore Möhring and Adele Ridder, both specialized in the training of medical language medicine, are intensively preparing this highly motivated group for the special language exam in front of the medical association.

"Our participants value learning in this environment, they love to come and work hard and are admirably disciplined by their language skills." Teachers are very satisfied with the progress made by foreign language doctors.

They are supported by Dr. Georgsdorfer Dr. Michael Jaron, who completes the lessons with medical lectures and is available as a contact person for specialist questions.

For the six doctors, it depends, among other things, on the past language exam, to find out if they can again practice their profession in Germany.

"With their regular participation in the courses and their committed self-learning, they have a very good chance of passing this difficult exam," says Susanne Koch-Glaß, head of the department, who welcomes this very german course. special, that she and the German speakers Second language of the VHS. Specialized language courses for doctors are funded under the employment-related language support of the Federal Office for Migration and Refugees, which covers the financial contribution of participants in the limit of an annual income of 20,000 euros. Faced with the growing shortage of doctors, VHS teachers and specialists see their contribution as a valuable contribution to medical care in the region. They are already looking forward to the next language course for doctors, which should begin early next year.