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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
This department is also featured in the U-Multirank world university rankings.

Basic information

Total number of students 2,610
Number of master degree students no Master's degree courses offered

Support during the study entry phase

Total score for support in the study entry phase 11/14 points

Results of study

Graduations in appropriate time, undergraduate degrees 93.6 % *

International orientation

International orientation, master's


Publications per professor 11.7
Citations per publication 7.6
Third party funds per professor 376.3
Doctorates per professor 1.7
Habilitation treatises per ten professors 1.6
Research reputation 7.9 %

Students' assessments on undergraduate, presence-learning-courses

Teacher support 1.9
Support in studies 1.7
Support in bedside teaching 1.6
Courses offered 2.1
Study organisation 1.3
Exams 1.5
Dovetailing of pre-clinic and clinic studies 1.3
Clerkship 2.0
Research orientation 2.1
Job market preparation 1.6
Support for stays abroad 2.2
Rooms 1.8
Library 1.6 *
IT-infrastructure 2.0
Skills labs 1.5
Overall study situation 1.5

Degree courses with details

Degree courses without details

Further degree courses of the department none
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  • Special features regarding teaching
    Interdisciplinary division of the model course into four study sections; Learning spiral; Organ-focused teaching subjects; Practical focus from the 1st semester; Pre-clinical and clinical phases are linked; From 3rd semester: interdisciplinary system blocks with clinical diagnosis courses/ patient contact; From 7th semester: block practicals in all clinical disciplines. Optional free semester eighth / 9th semester for doctoral thesis; Stay abroad or clinical electives
  • Special features regarding the international orientation
    The model course in Aachen has more than 40 foreign partner universities, both in the framework of ERASMUS+, as well as in Switzerland, South Korea, Colombia, Brazil, USA and Mexico; Course sections such as nursing internships, medical traineeship, practical year and other coursework abroad are sometimes completed at partner universities and subsequently recognised. Students can obtain specific information on this; In addition, the student representation bvmd advocates for stays abroad worldwide during one’s studies.
  • Exchange universities for stay abroads
    Universidad de Granada, Spanien; Université Claude Bernard Lyon 1, Frankreich; Århus Universitet, Dänemark; University of New South Wales, Großbritannien; Kyoto University, Japan; University of British Columbia, Kanada; Seoul National University, Südkorea; National University of Singapore, Singapur; National Taiwan University, Taiwan; University of California, USA
  • Characteristics of assistance to differently abled persons
    Centre for Mental Health for Students (ZPG) at Aachen University Hospital, examination adjustments for chronically ill students at RWTH Aachen, advisory services provided by RWTH Aachen for students with disabilities or chronic illness
  • Characteristics of diversity advancement
    The HIP tool (How I Perform) is a comprehensive, individualised student mentoring programme that gives students feedback on their current performance based on course grades and progress test results. This tool is offered through an online platform. Various performance reviews give the best and also lower-achieving students feedback on their individual academic situation. We have also launched the TANDEMmed, TANDEMpeerMED and TANDEMplusMED programmes to especially attract young women scientists.
  • Other special features
    Medical library; Wi-Fi across the entire university; Online examinations, registration and evaluation; POL; Small groups; Simulated patients; Didactic training; OSPE (Objective Structured Preclinical/Practical); Practical year revision courses; Qualification profiles; Innovative teaching projects; virtual microscopy (www.vm.rwth-aachen.de)
  • Further information on research activities
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Last update 2018: Data collected by the CHE Center for Higher Education.
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