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!

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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Lekári. Svojich dosť nemáme, ale cudzích nechceme?

Spoločnosť – Žurnál – Pravda.sk

Zatiaľ čo Česko, Poľsko alebo Nemecko zdravotníkom z tretích krajín vychádzajú v ústrety, na Slovensku je všetko zložitejšie: administratívne prekážky, neochota úradníkov, chýbajúce kurzy a príprava či vysoké poplatky (kvalifikačná skúška u nás stojí až 665, kým v Českej republike iba 265 eur).

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You can take part in a Free Mover program 2021

Dear directors of Faculties of Medicine! Dear Students!

The International Associations of Doctors in Slovakia (MALnS) with the cooperation of the employees of Faculty of Medicine of Pavel Jozef Safarik in Kosice city, is offering an option to take part in a program called Free Mover – one of the projects of mobility for students as part of European Union program Erasmus+. This program is for the students who are in their 4th year of studies at the medical faculties in Ukraine.

Who can take part in the program?

  • Goal-directed students who have excellent grades (groups A and B)
  • Active and hardworking people who are ready to learn Slovak language to level B1 until the start of winter semester
  • Students who have motivation to know their profession not only as studying program, but also want to take part in projects

In case you are interested in the project and you would like to get more information on the conditions of acceptance or about necessary documents, please contact us on e-mail address: malns.correspondence@gmail.com

Deadline for filling up documents is the 31st of March 2021. The number of participants is limited.

Conference: “What about primary prevention of diseases during a pandemic?”

Yesterday, 11/26/2020, representatives of our Association took part in the conference, the title of which reflects the main question that many doctors are now asking: “What about primary prevention of diseases during a pandemic?”

During the conference, Slovak doctors, representatives of the Ministry of Health of Slovakia and researchers from academic institutions, tried to show the most important points of preventive measures during a pandemic.

The event was organized by the employees of the project “Prevention Forum” (https://www.forumprevencie.sk/).
For several years now, this project has united all those who are interested in improving their health and preventing diseases in Slovakia. It also promotes cooperation, mutual exchange of experience in the field of healthy lifestyles and preventive examinations. A representative of this organization Anna Michalková moderated the meeting.

Leading speaker of the conference, representative of the Department of Social and Behavioral Medicine of the Pavel Josef Šafarik University in Kosice and the Slovak Association of Public Health (SAVEZ), PhD. MUDr. Zuzana Katreniaková. She spoke in detail and reasonably about the state of preventive measures in Slovakia (medical examinations, vaccinations and much more).
In the discussion, the following persons took part:

  • Employees of the Ministry of Health of Slovakia,
  • Representatives of the public health department
  • Practicing Slovak doctors (SLOVENSKÁ SPOLOČNOSŤ VŠEOBECNÉHO PRAKTICKÉHO LEKÁRSTVA – SSVPL (SLOVAK SOCIETY OF GENERAL PRACTITIONERS))
  • Representatives of public associations of patients in Slovakia

Some of the important points that aroused keen interest of the conference participants were those related to the number of patients who undergo preventive examinations and the quality of medical care. Since due to the pandemic, the number of patients waiting in line in front of the doctor’s office has decreased. Therefore, healthcare professionals are currently optimizing patient appointments and the need for their personal visit to the doctor’s surgery.

  • Doctors write prescriptions for medicines everywhere only in electronic form, so that patients do not come personally to a medical institution.
  • The number of medical telephone consultations of patients has increased.
  • At the conference, the issue of coordination of actions of doctors and scientific medical staff was raised as well, for the solution of which it would be advisable to consider the creation of a profile electronic portal that would allow the exchange of experience and information.
  • The need for more active informing of patients about the importance of preventive examinations was discussed by many medical professionals.
  • There was also a talk about the need to continue children vaccination in a pandemic and the importance of preventive examinations for people at risk of developing cancer, since oncologists also attended the discussion.
    Representatives of our Association appreciated the high level of organization of the conference, as well as the importance and relevance of the information presented.