Gehlhar, Kirsten (2019) The model medical degree programme "human medicine" in Oldenburg – the European Medical School Oldenburg-Groningen. GMS journal for medical education, 36 (5). ISSN 2366-5017

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In the summer of 2012 the School of Medicine and Health Sciences at the Carl von Ossietzky University of Oldenburg became the first new medical faculty to be founded in Germany in more than 20 years. The faculty was established within the framework of the European Medical School Oldenburg Groningen, a cooperation project between the University of Oldenburg and the University of Groningen. In addition to the University of Groningen and its faculty of medical sciences (Universitair Medisch Centrum Groningen – UMCG), four hospitals in Oldenburg are involved in the programme as cooperation partners, as well as a network of general practitioner practices that provide training and academic teaching hospitals across northwest Germany. The programme itself is a model medical degree programme with a modular structure, a highly integrative approach and an early and consistent focus on practical skills and patient-centredness. In addition to the early introduction to outpatient care in the first years of study, longitudinal pathways and a strong focus on research with early integration of scientific activities into medical studies are the defining characteristics of this programme. The two faculties in Oldenburg and Groningen coordinated their respective curriculums during the founding phase and recognise each other's study modules as equivalent to their own. This has created the preconditions for students from Oldenburg to obtain Dutch qualifications (Bachelor of Human Life Sciences and/or Master of Science in Medicine) in addition to the German "Staatsexamen" (the state examination in medicine) under certain circumstances. Irrespective of whether they intend to obtain these qualifications, all students from Oldenburg must spend at least a year studying at the partner university in Groningen. In exchange, up to 40 students from Groningen have the option to complete part of their studies in Oldenburg.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: model medical education programme, academic reform, curriculum development, faculty development, medical studies, outpatient care, scientific research, internationality
Divisions: Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences > Department of Human Medicine
Date Deposited: 29 Jan 2020 09:01
Last Modified: 29 Jan 2020 09:01
URN: urn:nbn:de:gbv:715-oops-43502
DOI: 10.3205/zma001259

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