Datum: 17.08.2022
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The Department of Human Medicine

Faculty of Human Sciences (University)

The Founding Idea

The studies of Human Medicine is one of the most sought-after study programs in Germany. Despite the existing shortage of doctors, the number of study places is comparatively low. The university entrance certification grade still plays a decisive role in the selection process for one of the popular medical places.

The MSH Medical School Hamburg - University of Applied Sciences and Medical University - meets this challenge with the new study program Human Medicine, which is characterized by a strong practice-oriented and interdisciplinary teaching. Applicants do not qualify for a numerus clausus but demonstrate their talent and motivation.

MSH and the clinical partner - Helios Kliniken Schwerin - have gone a long way in the approval process. Together, the cooperation partners submitted the application for state recognition in February 2012 and subsequently submitted two concept review procedures by the German Science Council. In December 2016, the positive vote of the Science Council came with conditions. The fulfillment of these conditions was confirmed by the Science Council in October 2018.

The MSH has now received state recognition from the Department of Science, Research and Equality of the Free and Hanseatic City of Hamburg for the training of doctors at university level.

Opinion of Vice-Rector for Studies and Teaching and co-initiator of the study program Human Medicine at the MSH Prof. Dr. med. rer. nat. Dr. med. habil. Christoph Geilen

[Translate to English:] Prof. Dr. rer. nat. Dr. med. habil. Christoph Geilen

»The unbelievable diversity of the subject and the wide range of professional opportunities offered to me as a physician fascinate me in the field of human medicine. A fundamental understanding of the natural sciences, ethical, psychological, social, economic aspects, the theory and practice of the various medical disciplines leading to scientific work, communication and empathic interaction with people and preparation for lifelong learning are some of the challenges facing teachers and students in this study. At the multi-professional health campus of the MSH, this knowledge is scientifically based, practical and focused on people in a modularized standard study program, thus laying the secure foundation for a successful career.«

Prof. Dr. med. Jörg-Peter Ritz, Medical Director of Helios Kliniken Schwerin says:

»With more than 1,500 beds, Helios Kliniken Schwerin is one of the largest clinics in Northern Germany and, as a maximum care provider, it provides all areas of medicine. We are very well prepared for the upcoming tasks, thus ideal conditions for a science-based education are given. Working with students, student life and teaching will positively impact Helios Kliniken Schwerin and the city of Schwerin. Through academic engagement with young, committed people, we always stay up to date with the latest scientific developments and can help to shape future generations of physicians.«

Prof. Dr. med. habil. Oliver Heese, Chief Physician Clinic for Neurosurgery and Spine Surgery at Helios Kliniken Schwerin states:

»The Helios Kliniken Schwerin are ready. The employees are looking forward to the new challenge. At the same time, however, we are aware of the great task and responsibility in structured education within the human medicine study program. In Schwerin, MSH students will find motivated teachers who are happy to teach knowledge in lean academic structures.«