Hanover - The Lower Saxony has signed letter of intent for more medical study places together with the University Medical Center Göttingen (UMG) and the Braunschweig Municipal Clinic. Specifically, it is about establishing "Clinical Campus Braunschweig of the University Medical Center Göttingen at the Braunschweig Clinic" and thus increasing the training capacity of the.
"With the signing of the 'Letter of Intent‘, an important step has been taken towards fulfilling the project set out in the coalition agreement to create additional medical study places in Lower Saxony, "said Lower Saxony Science Minister Björn Thümler (CDU). In future, at least 60 students per year should complete their clinical studies at the Braunschweig site after successfully completing the first part of their studies in Göttingen.
More full study places
Heyo Kroemer, spokesman for the UMG board and dean of the medical faculty, pointed out in this context that university medicine has already increased its clinical training capacity by 50 places in recent years. “Now we want to create larger number of additional, additional full study places through the cooperation,” said Kroemer.
According to its own statements, the UMG trains 400 students to become doctors per year. Traditionally, the pre-clinical theoretical capacities in Göttingen are higher than the clinical ones. Students who have partial study place have to leave the university after the first medical examination and continue their clinical training - sometimes with long waiting period - at another location, in the future in Braunschweig. But they could stay registered in Göttingen.
“We are very pleased to be able to make decisive contribution to the training of doctors in Lower Saxony in the future. We focus on the close interlinking of theory and practice in close proximity to the patient, ”said Andreas Goepfert, Managing Director of. Study operations on the Braunschweig campus are to start in the winter semester 2020/21.
The president of the, Martina Wenker, recently suggested that the major academic teaching hospitals of maximum care providers in Lower Saxony should be more closely involved in clinical teaching from the fifth semester. In Lower Saxony, according to Wenker, hospitals such as the Braunschweig, Oldenburg and Osnabrück clinics, but also Bremen as an academic teaching hospital for Lower Saxony, would be well suited for this.