In medicine, new knowledge is acquired daily; therefore, it is paramount that students not only obtain facts during their studies, but also strategies to deal with the influx of knowledge, and most importantly, the tools to integrate novel findings into practice. In addition, students who strive to become extraordinary doctors will need to develop special interpersonal communication skills. This will enable them to make well-founded diagnoses and together with their patients, find the best course of treatment. The mission of the Faculty of Medicine at the University of Münster is to convey all this to its students. Additionally, opportunities are extended that allow for the acquisition of research competence as part of the curriculum. Through regular evaluations, informal exchanges and ideas contests, students can incorporate their experiences into the further development of their medical studies.

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The path to medical studies

Münster is one of the few institutions in Germany where students can begin their studies in medicine or dentistry in the summer semester. Acceptance into either of these university course studies requires more than excellent “Abitur” (high school graduation) marks: In the Münster Study Ability Test, basic medical and scientific understanding is tested. Student candidates also complete stations with short interaction scenarios, which are based primarily on non-cognitive abilities.

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Practical training at the “Studienhospital”

In addition to classical lectures and seminars as well as e-learning elements, an integral part of the medical studies curriculum are practical lessons. Students are challenged in the university outpatient clinic; on the inpatient wards, and in Europe’s first “Studienhospital”. In this teaching hospital, medical students complete numerous valuable lessons performed on simulation patients.
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The path to obtaining a doctorate degree

The Faculty of Medicine awards the degrees doctor medicinae (Dr. med.), doctor medicina dentium (Dr. med. dent.) and doctor rerum medicinalium (Dr. rer. medic.). We have compiled information and tips on the subject of obtaining a doctorate—from finding a topic and registering to submitting a dissertation

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Careers in science

Advancements in medicine require physicians who are involved in research. The Faculty of Medicine offers attractive opportunities during medical training to gain experience in research and to combine a clinical career with scientific research.