Your preparation

Be thoroughly prepared for a medical career in France

Thorough and careful preparation by knowledgeable and experienced advisers is essential for foreign doctors and other care professionals who are considering a new medical career in France.

An adequate command of the French (medical) language for consults, peer meetings, refresher training and general conversation is a basic condition for success. That is why French language and culture courses are a prominent part of Work your Way to France’s course offering.
With the personal contacts we maintain with doctors we trained previously and our regular questionnaires, our knowledge of relevant developments for foreign newcomers is up-to-date.

What does the preparatory programme look like?

Depending on your level of French and the time you have to allocate, you can choose from a more intensive one-week module or a more dispersed four-week module.
We hold an advance intake interview with you in order to make the optimal choice together.

Module 1 week: suitable for individuals with B2 language mastery or higher.
This is an intensive, private Medical French course of one week that is focused on your specialism.

You will have your own apartment at our training center.

In addition to this course week, you will receive the following services:
- Access to a unique online database of 20,000 medical terms (EN-FR);
- Training for your mandatory interview and registration with the ‘Conseil de l’Ordre des Médecins’;
- Assistance in taking out professional insurance;
- Practical support from emigration coach in getting established in France;
- Job matching for your professional placement throughout France;
- Personal coaching at your new workplace during the start-up phase and afterwards, if so required.

Module 4 weeks: is suitable for individuals whose language mastery is between A2 and B1/B2.
In the mornings, you will attend group lessons in General French (up to 4 persons). After lunch, you will receive private lessons (2 x 45 min) in Medical French that focus on your specialism, as well as self-study assignments in Medical French (2 - 3 hours).

You will have your own apartment at our training center.

During those four weeks and afterwards, you will receive all of the above-mentioned services.