SDN Members don't see this ad. About the ads. hi i am a Lebanese medical student finishing my bachelor this year from a university in lebanon , and i was thinking of doing my speciality training in germany or sweden, but the information i gathered were very vague in relation to my case. im more thinking about germany coz i can learn german before i go there but if anyone can give me info about sweden it would help . im not sure i understood everything so if u can tell me more i will appreciate it . so far i only got some info here is what i got. there are two state exams : do i have to do these and are they in german or can i do it in english. and there is the dr title thing what do i have to do specifically. and for my residency can i apply to the hospital directly or do i have the choice of taking a course or two at some university for some requirements that might be needed. do i get paid in residency cause i read somewhere that international students dont get paid in residency. i am considering to lose one year minimum if i had to do state exams , and i heard about the internship [ pre-residency] program can i do that while im preparing to take the tests. is it sufficient to do the 2nd state exam only coz the first seems to be irrelevant mostly and some subjects like physics i havent took since highschool. i can get a turkish citizenship easily, or a french but it might be harder will that help me in something. im thinking about studyin internal medicine , do i have to choose my subspeciality ahead before applying and how much does it take is it true it takes 6 years without the subspeciality and can i get a post in internal medicine easily in germany or is it highly competitive and feel free to offer me more information or suggestions about it. and if anyone knows how much i get paid in residency and internship it would help too coz i have to think abt how much ill spend there.