Charité Medical Specialist Training Program

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The Charité is the largest university hospital in Germany and the medical care, research and teaching delivered on its premises is of the highest international standard. The Charité-Universitätsmedizin Berlin is internationally renowned for its excellence in teaching and training.

Having marked its 300 year anniversary in 2010, the Charité is currently one of the largest employers in Berlin with about 13,200 staff members of which 3,700 are physicians and resarchers and 220 are professors.

In 2014, in cooperation with the Ministry of Education of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia and the Federal Ministry of Health in Germany, the Charité established the

Charité Medical Specialist Training Program for Saudi Arabia

Hallmarks of the unique program are:

  • One year language training at the Charité campus in Berlin in classes with upto 15 fellow doctors from KSA
  • Five to six year fully-integrated further training according to the Medical Board of Physicians leading to the Board Accreditation (German Facharzt)
  • Full member of the medical team
  • Regular review of training progress for each individual participant by the Medical Directorate of the Charité (Program Manager)
  • Equal salary (compared with German doctors) including social security contributions and benefits
  • Assistance with all administrative procedures (visa, work and residence permit), accomodation etc.
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Each year, the Charité offers:

15 training positions (leading to full specialization)

Ten positions in total for the following fields: abdominal surgery, orthopedics and trauma surgery, urology, gynecology, neurosurgery, pediatrics, cardiology, radiology, oncology, plus five postions in other medical fields.


  • Citizenship of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia
  • Graduation at a university in KSA or another university abroad with excellent results
  • Scholarship of an institution in KSA.

For further information, please contact the Charité directly via email:


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