Working as a German Doctor

Working as a German Doctor

Working as a German Doctor

Working as a German Doctor

Perform a medical mission abroad

Help us by working for us!

As a trained doctor, you can become involved in one of our projects either by going out on a short mission lasting six weeks, or by working for us over a longer term. There is definitely point in the short missions, because doctors are constantly needed in our programmes on health care and preventive medicine. At the project location, you live and work hand in hand with local nurses and health workers, so your work is brought in line with the patients' own local culture, language and religion.


  • At least 18 months professional experience
  • No pay
  • You donate at least half the airfare
  • Maximum age for going on your first mission: 70
  • Maximum age for going on further missions: 74
  • Command of English

Interested? Then request further information by contacting us!


Do you have any questions?

Lena Schütter - Your Contact for a Medical Mission Abroad

Lena Schütter will be pleased to help you:

+49 (0)228-387597-12

+49 (0)228-387597-72


Questions and answers

Can I apply for a specific project? What are the main diseases we treat? How am I insured during the medical mission? Is there an age limit for a medical mission?

These and further questions will be answered here »


Online library for humanitarian aid

MEDBOX assembles relevant documents and guidelines for emergency humanitarian aid on a homepage. During the mission, aid workers can quickly get needed information and optimize their work.

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German Doctors help worldwide

We believe in the right of every human being to get medical care no matter their origin. Therefore our volunteer German Doctors offer medical treatments in developing countries for the poorest of the poor. Whether people infected with HIV, undernourished children deficiency syndromes or people with chronic diseases, we help everyone who needs help.

Our doctors work during their annual leave or retirement for a period of six weeks and waive any compensation. More than 7000 missions with more than 3200 doctors were completed since 1983.