Archive for August 22nd, 2014

Welcoming the doctor who developed the Patientenkommunikationstest in “Doctors Going to Germany”: Dr. Nabeel Farhan

Dr. Nabeel Farhan, Freiburg International Academy

I am proud and happy to welcome a new member in this group. He is a foreign doctor who can be easily considered as a role model for foreign doctors in Germany. He now has a medical specialty in Neurosurgery, holds a Masters Degree in Medical Education, works in Freiburg University Hospital, and is the Medical Leader of FIA Freiburg International Academy. According to the Journal of the German Medical Association, this doctor developed the famous exam “Patient Communication Test”. I am proud to welcome the Saudi doctor, Dr. Nabeel Farhan, in this group. Welcome and thank you for answering my questions earlier this evening.

About Dr. Farhan:
– Dr. Farhan’s page in the website of Freiburg International Academy: https://www.freiburg-international-academy.de/ueber-uns/team/

– “Dr. Nabeel Farhan – a doctor from Saudi Arabia studying and working in Germany” Interview by Goethe Institute, Abu Dhabi, http://www.goethe.de/ins/ae/en/abu/lrn/mld/dfn.html

– An article in the website of the Journal of the German Medical Association (“Entwickelt wurde der Patientenkommunikationstest von Dr. Nabeel Farhan an der Universität Freiburg”), http://www.aerztezeitung.de/panorama/article/846328/reportage-zwei-aerzten-sprachpruefung.html.

– Interview by Das Erste: http://www.daserste.de/information/wirtschaft-boerse/plusminus/videos/aerztemangel-wenn-der-arzt-kaum-deutsch-spricht-100.html (The video talks about the lack of doctors in Germany, exam tourism for foreign doctors in Germany and the Patient Communication Test).

– “My Life in Germany | In Focus”: A promotional English documentary about studying in Germany, targeting mainly Arabs and Muslims, as it depicts the life of a vailed Saudi woman, a Kuwaiti doctor, and a Saudi doctor (Yes, Dr. Nabeel Farhan). It is 26-minute-long, Link: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WqwbbJSPYTw

– Facebook page of FIA (Freiburg International Academy), the institution which administers the Patient Communication Test (Like it to keep updated about new information about this exam): https://www.facebook.com/pages/FIA-Freiburg-International-Academy/674063622680689

– Dr. Nabeel Farhan on LinkedIn: http://de.linkedin.com/pub/nabeel-farhan/94/709/58b/en

Medical Project Leader of FIA: “A medical language test is starting from July 2014 obligatory to issuance of Approbation in all German states”

Quelle: A comment by Dr. Farhan in a Facebook Group

 Source: A comment by Dr. Farhan in a Facebook Group called “Gleichwertigkeitsprüfung für ausländische Ärzte”, link.

Translation:

Dr. Nabeel Farhan, Freiburg International Academy

Dr. Nabeel Farhan

A medical language test (of C1 level), like the Patient Communication Test (www.freiburg-international-academy.de), is starting from July 2014  obligatory to issuance of the medical license (Approbation) in all German states. This exam is however not yet implemented in all German states. Only in Northrhine-Westfalia, Baden Wütemberg, Thüringne, Hessen, Rheinland-Pfalz is this exam now required for the issuance of Approbation.

 

Who is Dr. Nabeel Farhan?

Nabeel Farhan - Medical Project Manager

Nabeel Farhan – Medical Project Leader

According to the website of Freiburg International Academy (link), Dr. Farhan is the “medical project maanger”. According to the same site, Dr. Farhan has a medical speciatly in Neurosurgery and a Masters Degree in Medical Education. He works in Freiburg University Hospital.

The following is from an interview with Dr. Farhan published in the website of Goethe Institute in Abu Dhabi:

Dr. Nabeel Farhan is originally from Mecca in Saudi Arabia. He studied medicine in Germany and also did his PhD there. Now he is working at the University Hospital of Freiburg and remembers his study time.

Source: Dr. Nabeel Farhan – a doctor from Saudi Arabia studying and working in Germany, link.

To keep updated with information from Freiburg Internatinoal Academy, Dr. Farhan directed me to like their Facebook Page. You can find it here: https://www.facebook.com/pages/FIA-Freiburg-International-Academy