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The structure of Medical Education in Europe: Implementing Bologna – On the way to a European success story?
International Conference hosted by the German Rectors' Conference (HRK)

10 - 11 October 2008, Berlin


The German Rectors’ Conference (HRK), in cooperation with the German Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF), organised the international conference "The Structure of Medical Education in Europe: Implementing Bologna - On the way to a European success story?". The goal of the conference was to assess medical education within the Bologna Process in Europe and in Germany. In this context, several pertinent EU projects on curricular reform were examined. The reform of medical education, the introduction of new teaching and learning formats, the strengthening of competencies in educational research and the need for further development of respective state guidelines were issues of intensive debates in Germany. But the discussion took into consideration the experience in other European countries as well – especially since controversies have been triggered in the context of the greater Bologna Process.

Selected examples of “Good Practice” from Bologna countries also served to provide more transparency, increase awareness for necessary changes and promote the feasibility of two-cycle study programmes for Medicine in Germany and Europe. Target groups for the conference included teachers, academics, students, representatives of European medical associations, research organisations, national and regional health ministries, EU Commission, representatives of medical employers, health and care companies, and the interested public.

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