Changes in laws – professional internship for foreign doctors

Yesterday, a package of government measures was approved in parliament (https://www.nrsr.sk/web/Default.aspx?sid=zakony/zakon&ZakZborID=13&CisObdobia=8&CPT=478), supplementing some laws in the context of the second wave of the pandemic. There is also an item on foreign medical workers (doctors, nurses and midwives) from third countries in the form of so-called temporary professional internship. Recently, in her blog, Alona Kurotova also wrote about the need for such a change: https://dennikn.sk/blog/2332486/ombudsman-pre-cudzincov-by-pomohol-celej-slovenskej-spolocnosti/ The article drew attention mainly to the nonsense of the validity of a temporary internship only during a crisis situation due to covid-19.

And so, we rejoice at this small change in art. III, seventh point: in §30a paragraph 6 the numeral ” 90 “is replaced by “180”. This means that the Parliament has decided to extend the period of temporary professional internship from 90 to 180 days.

Other important changes:

– the temporary internship will now also be valid for nurses and midwives (previously only for doctors).

– a certificate of non-criminal record when registering for an internship is replaced by a statement on your word of honor about the absence of a criminal record

THE AMENDMENTS WILL ENTER INTO FORCE ONLY AFTER BEING SIGNED BY THE PRESIDENT.

However, we believe that other changes should be made to the law, which we will continue to insist on in our communication with state structures. Namely, to expand the opportunity of internship  for dentists and pharmacists, to expand the place of its implementation, including in outpatient clinics (currently, internship for foreign doctors is only possible in hospitals) , and to operate it for at least a year and not be tied to the situation with the pandemic.

In the event that you have a recognized diploma (doctor, nurse or midwife) and you want to apply for a temporary internship – we will be happy to help you with this.

Please do the following:

1. Sign up as a member of our Association: https://www.malns.sk/registracia/ 2. 2. Send your CV to the following email address: malns.correspondence@gmail.com

The qualification exam for pharmacists, nurses and masseurs in 2021: dates and registration procedure.

The dates of the qualification exam for 2021 are as follows: (they are also published on the website of the Ministry of Education, Science, Research and Sports of the Slovak Republic and on the website of the Secondary medical school in Trnava):

Dates of the qualification exam for healthcare professions for the year 2021:

Pharmaceutical laboratory assistant

Dates of exam:

10. 03. 2021

05. 05. 2021

13. 10. 2021

Practical nurse (medical assistant)

Dates of exam:

11. 03. 2021

– 06. 05. 2021

14. 10. 2021

Certified general nurse (higher professional education)

Dates of exam:

11. 03. 2021

06. 05. 2021

14. 10. 2021

Masseur

Dates of exam:

12. 03. 2021

07. 05. 2021

15. 10. 2021

In order to prevent the onset and spread of COVID-19, it is necessary to prove a negative PCR test result not older than 3 days (72 hours) on the day of the qualification exam.

Entry into the premises of the Secondary Medical School in Trnava is allowed only with the use of personal protective means to cover the nose and mouth (protective mask). Following the entrance, it is necessary to pass the entrance anti-epidemiological filter (hand disinfection and body temperature measurement) at the school reception.

Procedure for registering for the qualification exam:

You must apply for the qualification exam in writing or by e-mail, and then you will receive a notification, which you must submit no later than on the day of the exam.

(Send the application to the address: Stredná zdravotnícka škola, Daxnerova č. 6, 917 90 Trnava)

– the applicant applies for the qualification exam by a written request at least 30 days before the date of the examination

The application for the qualification exam must contain:

1. Name and surname of the applicant,

2. The address of permanent residence or similar residence,

3. The name of a regulated profession listed in the Slovak Republic in which the qualification exam will be taken for the recognition of professional qualifications.

The attachments to the application are:

1. A certified copy of the diploma with translation into the state language of the Slovak Republic,

2. A certified copy of the decision of the Ministry of Education, Science, Research and Sports of the Slovak Republic on the recognition of the diploma,

3. A certified copy of the report of the previously failed qualification exam performed – in the case of a repeat of the qualification exam performed no later than 12 months from the date of the failure of the previous qualification exam.

2. The applicant registers for the examination by a written application for the qualification exam at least 30 days before the date of the examination.

– the dates of the qualification exam for the relevant calendar year are published at the Ministry of Education, Science, Research and Sports of the Slovak Republic:

3. Payment for the qualification exam is 250 euros (medical assistant, pharmaceutical laboratory assistant), 310 (masseur), which you will pay in cash directly at the school, where you will receive a cash register receipt – as proof of payment.

4. The qualification exam consists of:

– The written part, which consists of questions on generally binding legal regulations (laws)

– The written part, which consists of questions on the professional topics

– The oral part of the professional topics (the candidate is admitted to this part of the exam only when he/she passed the written form of the exam at the level of at least 70%)

– The practical part. You can also find all further information at this link: https://www.minedu.sk/doplnujuca-skuska/

Qualification exam – Spring 2021

Dear foreign medical workers,

We remind you that the qualification exam for foreign doctors and dentists (doplnujúca skúška) will be held on March 22-23, 2021 at the Faculty of Medicine of the Pavel Josef Shafarik University in Kosice: https://www.upjs.sk/public/media/17826/doplnujuca_skuska.pdf

The dates of the qualification exams for all medical professions are published here: https://www.minedu.sk/terminy-na-rok-2021/

You must submit an application for participation in the exam by March 15, 2021. The application must be accompanied by:

  • a notarized copy of the diploma with an official court translation into Slovak
  • a notarized copy of the decision of the Ministry of Education, Science, Research and Sports of Slovakia on the recognition of the document on education
  • confirmation of payment of the fee for participation in the exam
  • a notarized copy of the protocol on the unsuccessful passing of the qualification exam, if it is a question of re-passing the exam less than 12 months after the unsuccessful attempt

Address for sending the application with attachments:
Študijné oddelenie LF UPJŠ
Trieda SNP 1
040 11 Košice

The amount of the fee:

  • for doctors: 665,00 € (if not more than 12 months before taking the exam, the doctor had successfully passed the written part of the exam, you pay only half the size of the fee – 332,50€)
    for dentists: 1064,00 € (if not more than 12 months before taking the exam, the doctor had successfully passed the written part of the exam, you pay only half the size of the fee – 532,00 €)

Payment details: https://www.upjs.sk/public/media/17826/doplnujuca_skuska.pdf

IBAN: SK73 8180 0000 0070 0007 8360
SWIFT: SPSRSKBA (when paying from Slovakia or the EU)
SUBASKBX (in case of payment from third countries)
Variabilný symbol: 1020
Špecifický symbol: date of birth in the format DDMMYY
Správa pre prijímateľa: first and last name

The application can be downloaded on the university’s website:

The list of topics for exam can be downloaded on the website of the Ministry of Education of Slovakia:

We wish all foreign doctors a successful passing of the qualification exam!

Slovak language courses for medical professionals

Dear medical professionals,

We present to your attention the announcement of the Slovak language courses for medical professionals at the iCan language school, which will help you in preparing for the qualification exam, as well as in your professional activities.

From February 15 to March 17 – Slovak language course for dentists. During the course, you will learn the terminology that will be useful to you both in professional practice and when passing the qualification exam for dentists. The course material is a specialized textbook for foreign dentists.

You can read the program and enroll in the course here: https://medics.icanschool.sk/slovatskiy-dlya-stomatologov

From February 16 to March 14, the course “Legal minimum for medical professionals, phase 4” will be held. During the course, the main laws will be considered, the list of which is approved by the Ministry of Education of Slovakia for study by medical professionals (both doctors and nurses, pharmacists), who confirm their qualifications during the exam (doplnujúca skúška).

You can get acquainted with the program and sign up for the course here: https://medics.icanschool.sk/phase-4

You can apply for a refund of course fees from the International Organization for Immigration (IOM) when applying before the start of the course (at least 2-3 weeks), read more about the refund here: https://www.mic.iom.sk/en/social-issues/education/493-we-offer-an-opportunity-to-get-a-financial-contribution-for-a-course.html

LAST call, starting January 18: Slovak language course for health workers-preparation for the qualification exam.

Dear medical professionals,

On Monday, January 18, the “Slovak Language Course for foreign medical workers” Phase 3 starts at the iCan Language School.

The course includes the most important topics in 4 main sections of medicine (Internal Medicine, Surgery, Obstetrics and Gynecology, Pediatrics) that you need to know to successfully pass the test and oral part of the qualification exam for general practitioners.

Dentists can study two sections in this course: (“Internal Diseases” and “Surgery”), which are an integral part of the exam for this medical specialty. The course is also suitable for nurses who are also preparing for the qualification exam.

The course was developed with the participation of doctors from the International Association of Doctors in Slovakia (MALnS).

Classes will be held from January 18 to March 13, namely, on Monday and Wednesday from 18.00 to 19.30. Every two weeks on Saturday, the final lesson on the completed section will be held.

Course price: 299€. There is a 10% discount for MALnS members. To enroll in the course, fill out the application form: https://forms.gle/pDGQjN8zYbgPSgw77 or write to ican@icanschool.sk.

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