Are young internists overworked

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Job characteristics

One of the special internist subjects is the Internal Medicinewhich in turn is divided into different subjects: angiology, endocrinology and diabetology, gastroenterology and hepatology, hematology and internal oncology, infectiology, intensive care medicine, nephrology, cardiology, pulmonology and rheumatology.

The area of ​​responsibility Internal Medicine includes prevention, detection and non-surgical Treatment of diseases of the respiratory organs, heart and circulation, digestive organs, kidneys and lower urinary tract, blood and blood-forming organs, metabolism and internal secretion, internal allergic diseases and internal diseases of the musculoskeletal system.

Medical professionals also treat infectious diseases and poisoning and are in the Intensive care active, they also work in the field of prophylaxis and rehabilitation.

  • Accuracy and care
  • High sense of responsibility
  • Social skills (especially empathy)
  • Ability to concentrate
  • Willingness to work irregularly
  • Good observation


In certain specialist areas, special fine motor skills and spatial imagination are required.

This profession is subject to the regular Compulsory training!

The professional qualification for specialists only applies to the respective subject in which the Subject examination was successfully filed. Doctors work independently or in an employment relationship in various areas of the health care system, for example in ordinations or group practices, in hospitals, in outpatient clinics, in rescue services, in rehabilitation or spa facilities. Doctors can also find employment in the field of occupational medicine, in schools, in research and teaching, in the pharmaceutical industry or in the insurance sector.

In the case of a freelance work by specialists in their own ordination, there is the option of working as a statutory health insurance doctor or an elective doctor.

For established doctors without additional employment as part of an employment relationship - for example in a hospital or outpatient clinic - a health insurance contract with an Austrian social insurance agency is often considered an economic necessity. However, the waiting time when awarding health insurance contracts is not insignificant depending on the region. The contracts are awarded one after the other according to the advertised positions.

Another option for practicing the profession is to work as a so-called "resident doctor".

Resident doctors are doctors who are authorized to practice their profession independently and who are neither employed nor have their own ordination: These include, for example, expert opinions, practice substitutions, activities as school doctors and participation in emergency medical services.
Although the density of doctors in Austria is relatively high overall, there are still some gaps in care - both in professional and regional terms.

Job offers in the "eJob-Room" (Internet job placement service of the AMS):

The following link leads to the inquiry form for the eJob-Room for the professional bundle "Specialist"the profession "Specialist (internal specialist subjects)" assigned. In the form you can then do that federal state and the workplace and other criteria choose; after a Click on "Next" receive the vacancies.

open job offers

The new doctors' training ordinance has been in force since June 2015, see the Austrian legal system - RIS.

The Medical Universities of Vienna, Graz and Innsbruck offer a degree in human medicine. The Johannes Kepler University Linz, together with the cooperation partner Medical University Graz, offers the study of human medicine in Bachelor / Master System on.

The Paracelsus Medical Private University (PMU) in Salzburg and the Karl Landsteiner Private University for Health Sciences also offer courses. The contacts at the private universities can provide information on the annual tuition fees.

During the training, the clinical internship year (KPJ) to be completed. The CPY takes place in the 6th year of study and includes practical training. The Vienna Hospital Association - KAV, for example, offers information on apprenticeships.

The individual training steps must be documented in grid certificates. The Austrian Medical Association offers information on grid certificates, special subjects and specializations.

Job profiles are fundamentally subject to change. For this reason, professional tasks and training content are temporarily optimized and newly regulated by law. For up-to-date information, please contact the Austrian Contact the Medical Association (ÖÄK):

Results from the training compass:
  • Lower Austria
    • University degree in human medicine (open)
      Master's degree (UNI)
      Karl Landsteiner University for Health Sciences (open)
      3500 Krems a. d. Danube, Dr.-Karl-Dorrek-Strasse 30
      Tel .: +43 (0) 2732 720 90 - 0, Fax: +43 (0) 2732 720 90 - 500,
  • Upper Austria
    • University degree in human medicine (JKU Linz) (open)
      Bachelor's degree (UNI)
      University of Linz - Johannes Kepler University (open)
      4040 Linz - Auhof, Altenbergerstr. 69
      Tel .: +43 (0) 732/24 68 -3314, Fax: +43 (0) 732/24 68 -3300,
    • University degree in human medicine (JKU Linz) (open)
      Master's degree (UNI)
      University of Linz - Johannes Kepler University (open)
      4040 Linz - Auhof, Altenbergerstr. 69
      Tel .: +43 (0) 732/24 68 -3314, Fax: +43 (0) 732/24 68 -3300,