German medical schools face serious reforms

BMJ 1995; 311 doi: (Published 21 October 1995) Cite this as: BMJ 1995;311:1042

German universities will take fewer medical students but will teach them more thoroughly if proposals by Dr Horst Seehofer, the minister for health, go ahead. According to Dr Seehofer's plans, the number of first year medical students will be cut from about 10500 to 8000 a year. At the same time Dr Seehofer will be working to reverse the current ratio of 60 specialist doctors to 40 family doctors in order to provide more care in the community.

Limiting the number …

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