As a highly desired destination among international students, particularly regarding Human Medicine and other related fields, Germany hosts numerous Universities that provide excellent Medical education. According to CHE University Ranking 2013/14, depending on the qualities students are looking for in the educational domain as academic studies and teaching, research, job market, infrastructure as well as the lifestyle as in location and accommodation, it’s very difficult to differentiate and come up with a list of the top best, since the majority of the Universities do offer superb circumstances.
By analyzing several criteria – ready made by the Zeit Online (CHE University Ranking 2013/14), among the long list of prosper Universities one ends up with different results each time therefore we came up with an equation including predetermined domains as follows:
- Support for stays abroad – Students assessed the attractiveness of the exchange program, the attractiveness of the partner universities, the sufficiency of the number of exchange places, support and guidance in preparing the stay abroad, financial support (scholarships, exemption from study fees), the accreditation of studies performed abroad and the integration of the stay abroad into studies (no time loss caused by stay abroad);
- Job Market Preparation – Students assessed the programs offered by their college to promote the relevance to the professional field and jobs market. This includes information events on professional fields and the jobs market, specific programs and lectures to provide job relevant and subject comprehensive qualifications, support in looking for work placements, arranging Diplom work subjects in co-operation with the world of work help when looking for a job after completing studies;
- Treatment rooms – Students gave an assessment of the state of the treatment rooms, the availability of places, as well as the technical equipment;
- Contact to Students – Students assessed Co-operation with other students and contacts to other students. An indicator for the atmosphere at the faculty;
- Research Reputation – Which tertiary institutions are the leading ones according to the opinion of the professors in research? Naming the own tertiary institution was not taken into consideration.
After considering all the data on the given web-site relevant to each domain separately, the data based on facts, student judgments, alumni’s judgments and professors judgments, due to comparison and segregation I came up with a top ten list of German Universities to study Medicine.
The University of Heidelberg has an excellent department of Medicine with holding 6 decades of tradition in education and research. This department aims to overcome the 21st century’s medical challenges in the region and beyond. Into establishing such a renome, this department has undergone a series of struggles to establish a central scientific institution, emphasizing research and supporting and promoting research agendas. Nowadays, the university is a vivid and interactive environment of internationally recognized research institutions, luring students from all around the world.
RWTH Aachen University founded in 1966, hosts nine different faculties among which the exceptional Department for Medicine. The Klinikum Aachen includes several specialized clinics, theoretical and clinical institutes and other research facilities, lecture halls, schools for medical expertise, and other compulsory facilities for a decent hospital. There are approximately 2,700 prospective students who study in the Medicine Faculty.
Provided for its fame in the research profile, the Lübeck Medical School is ready and set to fight the demons of the 21st century’s medicine. Focusing strongly yet hardly solely on 1) Infection & Inflammation, 2) Brain, Behavior and Metabolism, 3) Medical Genetics and 4) Biomedical Technologies this educational institution meet the standards of excellence.
The students are provided with an effective cocktail of:
- Technical knowledge needed for the future
- Practical capabilities & skills
- Scientific work
- Social and ethical skills
As for being among the oldest private Universities in Germany, founded in 1983 the Witten/Herdecke University is recognized widely to be highly prestigious. Around 1200 undergraduates study Medicine, Nursing Science, Dental Medicine, Economics, Philosophy and Culture. As for enrollment criteria, students have to succeed on explaining why they’ve made the certain choice for the certain profession during their interview. The astonishing part of this conquest is the fact that the interviewers attribute the merit to students personality opposed to their great grades. As aforementioned, this University is private therefore the tuition fees go up to 400 and 1000 euro a month. Yet, the excellent studying conditions at UWH are not for free: students have to pay between 400 and 1000 euro a month in academic fees. However, the international students can always apply for grants and scholarships.
Following a merger of the existing Technical University, the Teacher Training College and the Medical School in the 1993, the University of Magdeburg is one of the youngest Universities in the state. The Medical School provides for around 1300 trained experts in dealing with a wide range of serious illnesses in the region of Saxony. A special emphasis is laid on the close cooperation between teaching staff and students. Around a year, this institution hosts around 45000 stay-in patients and numerous others in and out of the facility. With all this being said, the institution offers excellent practice oriented medical education for eager students.
The Munster University was founded in 1780, withholding a long-lasting tradition spread over its seven facilities hosting 15 departments and offering 250 different courses of study. The University takes pride in their exquisite staff of 5000 certified experts and 37 000 prospective students. Additionally, it has around 400 partnership agreements with various academic institutions all around the world. The University runs by valuing knowledge, research and curiosity.
The Würzburg University was established more than 4 decades ago by the Prince – Bishop Julius Echter von Mespelbrunn and the Prince Elector Maximilian Joseph. The University department facilities and its additional institutes are all situated within the old town allies. The University hosts a modern library, a new liberal art campus and several research institutes among others. Of the 25.000 students around 1000 students come from the international domain.
The University of Tubingen is one of the oldest classical Universities, situated in an optimal university town. It is internationally recognized for its success in medicine, natural sciences and humanities. The university is associated with some Nobel laureates, especially in the fields of medicine and chemistry. The Medical department including the clinic, the scientific institutes and the theoretical facilities makes for the greatest medical training institute in the Baden-Württemberg region.
The University of Freiburg belongs to the long tradition of successful teaching in humanities, social sciences and natural sciences. The University operates under 11 faculties luring students from every corner to join the quality and expertise. The Freiburg medical center has a staff over 10 000 professionals taking care of around 58 000 patients in need of medical attention. The University Medical Center believes that basic science and clinical research are prerequisites to realize the newest medical expertise and treatments and therefore encourages ongoing and new research by its physicians.
Leipzig University of Saxony is the second-oldest university in Germany. Famous predecessors of the nowadays prospective students of this establishment include Leibniz, Goethe, Nietzsche, Wagner, and Angela Merkel adding to the composition also nine Nobel laureates associated with the Leipzig University. The Faculty of Medicine is an educational institution of over 3,000 students in human medicine and dentistry and operates closely with the Leipzig University Hospital. The Faculty of Medicine together with the University Hospital is among the greatest medical institutions in Saxony hosting 48 clinics and institutes operating in five separate departments. The motto of Leipzig Medical School is research, teaching, healing – a tradition of innovation.
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