Germany finally revamps its medical trainingBMJ 2002; 324 doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1136/bmj.324.7345.1057 (Published 04 May 2002) Cite this as: BMJ 2002;324:1057
- Annette Tuffs
After 32 years Germany has modernised its curriculum for medical students. Last week the Federal States Council (Bundesrat) ratified the changes, which will apply to courses starting in autumn 2003.
The German health minister said it was “a special day for patients and medical students,” because more emphasis will be put on practical skills and social competence.
Students will be taught in smaller groups (a maximum of six per patient) and will learn disciplines such as surgery or paediatrics in all day courses lasting several …
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