Medical assistant

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Medical assistant was at the time of the validity of the appointment regulations for doctors from 1953 the name for a medical graduate who was not yet appointed as a doctor .

The compulsory training, which was only two years old and then one year, had to be completed at an institution approved for this purpose. Surgery and internal medicine were mandatory. Other subjects could be completed in clinics and institutes with an authorized doctor.

In the German Democratic Republic , the two-year compulsory assistant time corresponded to the MA time. It was abolished in the 1960s. In the UK , the junior house officer is equivalent to the medical assistant. With the license to practice medicine for doctors , the West German medical assistant was abolished in 1970. Since then, medical students have completed their practical year at the end of their studies.


  • Christian Rittner: The medical assistant and related medical activities in Europe, the USSR and the USA, compared in terms of training, tasks, legal and social position . German Academic Exchange Service, Bad Godesberg 1963.

Individual evidence

  1. ^ The Military Medical Academy Bad Saarow and its predecessor institutions