Lower Saxony and Bremen
The factions of the government decide the quota of doctors in the country
Hanover (dpa / lni) – The quota for rural doctors has been decided to guarantee medical care in the countryside in Lower Saxony. The government factions of the SPD and the CDU approved the corresponding law in the state parliament on Tuesday. The Greens group abstained, the FDP voted against.
The bill stipulates that the first assigned medical study places will be filled in the winter semester 2023/24, one year later than originally planned. In future, preference will be given to 60 medical study places per year for applicants who commit to work as a general practitioner in underserved regions for ten years.
Qualifications other than the classic grade point average, such as previous professional experience, should be taken more into account in the application process. In this way, young people should also have access to the course, who would not necessarily be eligible for it simply because of their school grades.