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Medicine, Department

Fakultät für Gesundheit at the Uni Witten/Herdecke (priv.)

Department für Humanmedizin

  • Alfred-Herrhausen-Straße 50
  • 58448 Witten
  • Phone: +49 2302 926-700
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General remarks
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Basic information

Total number of students 1,130

Support during the study entry phase

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

Results of study

Graduations in appropriate time, undergraduate degrees 94.6 %
Success rate first part of medical exam (M1)
Exam results second part of medical exam (M2) 467.0 standard points


Publications per professor 11.7
Citations per publication 4.3
Third party funds per professor 177.3
Doctorates per professor 1.8
Habilitation treatises per ten professors 2.0
Research reputation < 1%

Students' assessments on undergraduate, presence-learning-courses

Teacher support 1.9
Support in studies 1.7
Support in bedside teaching 1.6
Courses offered 1.9
Study organisation 1.5
Exams 2.2
Dovetailing of pre-clinic and clinic studies 1.3
Research orientation 2.2
Job market preparation 1.5
Support for stays abroad 2.0
Rooms 1.7
Library 3.3
IT-infrastructure 3.1
Skills labs 2.2
Overall study situation 1.7

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Further information provided by the department

  • Special features regarding teaching
    Since the winter semester 2018/19, the UWH has been offering a model degree course in medicine oriented towards the Master Plan 2020, the guiding principle of which is the physician personality who is capable of learning and acting. Problem-based learning and patient contact from the 1st semester (incl. 8 weeks of general practice intern ship) is just as much a part of the Witten didactics as clinical-practical training over approx. 40 block weeks and integrated curricula on the topics of communication, research methodology and practice, interprofessional skills and outpatient health care. Tracks allow you to set your own focus.
  • Arrangements of special exercises at the department
    A total of 36 practice rooms with examination couches are available for small groups.
  • Exchange universities for stay abroads
    Erasmus-Partnerhochschulen: Universidade de Coimbra, Université Jean Monnet de Saint Etienne, Università degli Studi die Torino, Università degli Studi di Siena; The Arctic University of Norway; Medical University of Warsaw; Yeditepe University; SEMP: Universität Bern; Nicht Erasmus: Case Western University, Universidad Austral de Chile, Southern Medical University Guangzhu
  • Special features regarding research activities
    With its research focus "integrative and personalized health care", the faculty concentrates on the pressing issues of health planning. With four departments of Human Medicine, Dentistry, Care Management and Psychology, it is possible to work on joint research topics. Research at the faculty is focused on three inter-disciplinary centres: The Centre for Biomedical Training and Research, the Centre for Clinical Studies and the Inter-Disciplinary Centre for Health Services Research.
  • Other special features
    An integral part of the course is the Studium fundamentale relating to Art History, Philosophy, Politics and Culture.
  • Further information on research activities
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