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... looks into questions such as ...

  • How is the human body organised and how does it work?
  • How do I interact with patients, how do I ask them questions and examine them?
  • How do I identify deviations from health and make diagnoses?
  • How to I treat diseases?
  • How do we ensure scientific progress in the field of medicine?
  • Being able to analyse and study the human body up to and including the tiniest cells is a fabulous experience. Naturally, you will have to do a lot of cramming.

    Mirja Lehmann, State examination read more ...

  • Don't let yourself be swayed by people telling you medicine is a difficult discipline. Difficult are those disciplines you're not remotely interested in.

    Lisa Janz, State examination read more ...

Degree programmes


Medicine, State examination

What's it all about?

This degree programme is unique, because ...

as an integrated reformed degree programme, it is thematically structured and provides both basic know-how regarding the functions of the human body and hands-on patient care practice.

It provides the opportunity to specialise in the following fields
  • Ethical principles and code of conduct of practitioners of medicine
  • Medical interaction
  • Medical skills
  • Academic thinking and acting
  • 41 medicine-related subjects and cross-disciplinary fields
  • Fundamental science in medicine

Who is suited?

Those who wish to enrol in this degree programme,

... have:
the ability to grasp new concepts quickly, good interpersonal skills, team spirit
... enjoy:
interacting with people, troubleshooting
... struggle through:
piles of textbooks and scripts

Graduates from this degree programme frequently work
  • as medical practitioners in hospitals and doctor’s practices
  • in academia
  • in health care management

And else?

A prep course ...

can be covered voluntarily.

Further information about prep courses

An internship ...
nursing practice has to be completed by the end of the 4th semester. It is recommended to complete it before embarking on the degree programme.
Duration: 3 months

A second internship ...

clinical training has to be completed between the 5th and 10th semester.

Duration: 4 months

Studying abroad ...

can be done voluntarily.

Where do I find help?

Academic advisory office

Dr. Dieter Klix
Building, Room: OVB17 (Overbergstr. 17), Raum E/6
Phone: +49 (0)234 / 32-24964
Website academic advisory office

Contact students

Fachschaft Medizin
Building, Room: MA 0/305
Phone: +49 (0)234 / 32-23950
Website Fachschaft


Degree programmes' website


Degree: Staatsexamen
Start: Winter semester
Duration: 12,5 semesters
Classroom language: German

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