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Qualifying/supplementary exam (Doplňujúca skúška) for doctors and dentists in Slovakia

In Slovakia, as in many European countries, medical professionals are required to pass a
qualifying / supplementary exam (doplňujúca skúška). This year, the exam for doctors and dentists was held jointly.

Situation with the shortage of medical professionals in Slovakia

The situation with the shortage of medical professionals in Slovakia offers significant opportunities for physicians. With the growing shortage of specialists in public and private medical institutions, new prospects are opening up for the employment and professional development of foreign doctors.
In addition, the efforts of the Slovak government and medical institutions to improve working conditions make the profession more attractive to medical professionals.

Comprehensive test of medical knowledge

The examination for physicians and dentists consisted of several stages:

1. Written part - theory knowledge test covering a wide range of medical fields.

2. Oral part - test of communication skills and ability to analyze complex clinical cases.

Details and feedback on the qualifying / supplementary exam (doplňujúca skúška)

Find out how the exam went on 05/25/2024. Experience in preparation, passing the exam, expectations and results, as well as advice for future candidates from our student doctors who have passed this exam.
Pediatrician answers to the following questions:
  • How many participants were there?
  • Difficulty of the supplementary / qualifying examination (doplňujúca skúška)
  • Commission
  • Comparison with exams in Ukraine
  • Feelings before and after the exam: expectations and reality
  • Tips for future exam takers
  • Did the course help?
  • Future plans
A neurologist answered the following questions in an interview:
  • How long did you study for the exam?
  • How was the exam held?
  • How was the oral part of the supplementary/qualifying exam (doplňujúca skúška)?
  • How many tests were there in the written part?
  • What was the most difficult part of the written part of the supplementary/qualifying exam (doplňujúca skúška)?
  • How many questions are asked in the oral part?
  • What did you like and what was difficult in the exam?
  • Is mental preparation for the exam important?
  • How did you prepare for the supplementary/qualifying exam (doplňujúca skúška)?
  • Were there any topics or questions that were particularly difficult?
  • Evaluation of the difficulty of the exam
  • Correlation between the effort spent on preparation and the result obtained
  • What advice would you give to those who will be taking this exam?
  • What are future plans?

Results of the qualifying / supplementary exam for foreign medical professionals in Slovakia (Doplňujúca skúška lekár):

Analyzing the results:
1. Average percentage on the written exam (%PP):

- Highest: 100%
- Lowest: 50%
- Average percentage: 90.96%.

2. Average success rate by specialization (% odborne):

- Highest: 95%
- Lowest: 68,75%
- Average percentage: 83,78%.

3. Total scores (Spolu):

- Highest scores: 89
- Lowest score: 55
- Average score : 74.5.

4. Grade distribution by subject:

- Internal Medicine (VL): Varies from 12 to 20 points.
- Gynecology (Gyn): Varies from 15 to 20 marks.
- Surgery (Chir): Ranges from 13 to 20 points.
- Pediatrics (Pediat): 11 to 20 points.
- Intensive medicine (Int): 15 to 20 points.

Success of doctors who have taken Slovak courses for medical professionals

1. Written exam (PP):

- Grade point average: 90.83
- Minimum score: 75
- Maximum score: 100

2. Success rate in the major (% odborne):

- Average percentage: 84.63
- Minimum percentage: 78.75%
- Maximum percentage: 88.75%
  • The average results of iCan students are at a high level, with scores above 90% on the written exam and about 85% on the specialty.

  • The spread of grades shows that students are quite equally prepared, with minimal deviations from the average.
Doctors who took the Slovak courses for medics showed high results in all parts of the exam, thanks to the comprehensive preparation and support of the iCan school. The average score of our school graduates in the written part was 85%, which is well above the minimum passing score.

How to enroll in Slovak courses for medical professionals

The exam for doctors and dentists has shown not only the high level of students but also the importance of language skills. Become part of the iCan School and we will help you on this path.

We offer flexible study programs that will help you learn the necessary medical vocabulary and develop your communication skills on medical exam topics, which will make your preparation more effective. Successful completion of the qualifying / supplementary exam (doplňujúca skúška) for medical professionals in Slovakia not only confirms your competence, but also opens the door to a variety of international career opportunities.
Our partner company Med-Integro specializes in the employment of medical professionals in Slovakia, providing support in finding the perfect place for professional growth and fulfillment.