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Medicine, Department

Medizinische Fakultät at the RWTH Aachen


  • Pauwelsstraße 30
  • 52074 Aachen
  • Phone: +49 241 80-89165
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General remarks
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Basic information

Total number of students 2,590

Support during the study entry phase

Total score for support in the study entry phase 10/12 points

Results of study

Graduations in appropriate time, undergraduate degrees 97.1 %
Success rate first part of medical exam (M1)
Exam results second part of medical exam (M2) 529.0 standard points

Research

Publications per professor 9.1
Citations per publication 7.7
Third party funds per professor 350.2
Doctorates per professor 1.3
Habilitation treatises per ten professors 1.3
Research reputation 12.6 %

Students' assessments on undergraduate, presence-learning-courses

Teacher support 1.9
Support in studies 1.6
Support in bedside teaching 1.7
Courses offered 2.0
Study organisation 1.4
Exams 1.6
Dovetailing of pre-clinic and clinic studies 1.4
Research orientation 2.0
Job market preparation 1.7
Support for stays abroad 2.1
Rooms 1.9
Library 1.6
IT-infrastructure 2.0
Skills labs 1.4
Overall study situation 1.5

Degree courses without details

Further degree courses of the department
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Further information provided by the department

  • Special features regarding teaching
    Interdisciplinary structure of the model degree course in four study sections; learning spiral; organ-centred teaching subjects; practical relevance from the 1st semester onwards; interlocking of pre-clinic and clinic; from the 3rd semester onwards: interdisciplinary system blocks with clinical examination courses/ patient contact; from the 7th semester onwards: block practicals in all clinical disciplines. Optional free semester eighth/ninth semester for doctoral thesis; period of study abroad or clinical traineeships
  • Arrangements of special exercises at the department
    Aachener interdisziplinäre Trainingszentrum für medizinische Ausbildung (AIXTRA): responsible for clinical training, innovative and modern didactic methods and technical possibilities, skills such as blood sampling, treatment of injuries, simulators for resuscitation, etc. that influence patient safety. Communicative and social skills are also taught according to the principle of learning-training-optimising. For this purpose, specially equipped rooms with modern simulation and training models are available on 3 floors in the new CT² Centre for Teaching and Training.
  • Exchange universities for stay abroads
    Université Catholique de Lille, Frankreich; Università degli Studi di Padova, Italien; Gachon University of Medicine and Science, Südkorea; Medizinische Universität Graz, Österreich; University of British Columbia, Kanada; Seoul National University, Südkorea; National University of Singapore, Singapur; University of California, USA
  • Special features regarding research activities
    Research focuses: Organ Crosstalk: Interaction of organs and their self-regulation in the context of clinically relevant questions; Phase Transition in Disease: Investigation of disease pathways and the emergence of new stable states in terms of attractors of complex systems; Translational Neurosciences: Investigation of emergent phenomena such as neuronal plasticity by means of computational neurosciences, emotion and cognition as well as sensory and motor functions, regulation of psychotic and neurodegenerative diseases Medical Technology & Digital Life Sciences as a platform topic
  • Other special features
    Medical library; university-wide WLAN; online examinations, registration and evaluation; POL; small groups; simulation patients; didactic training; OSPE; practical year revision courses; qualification profiles; innovative Teaching projects; virtual microscopy, e-media skilllab, video platform "VEIRA".
  • Further information on research activities
    www.medizin.rwth-aachen.de/cms/Medizin/~iiz/Forschung/
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